Spotted Cow | New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.74/5
3,581 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
newglarusbrewing.com

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-02-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#22,381
Reviews:
818
Ratings:
3,581
pDev:
13.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
280
Gots:
1,046
Trade:
26
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,581 |  Reviews: 818
Photo of DaneBramage
3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A little bready and malty for my tastes, but overall a smooth cream ale on a summer day. Reminded me of a German wheat in some respects.

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Photo of Bad_Attitude_Brews
4.13/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OUJayhawk1799
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IvoryFoxhole
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz can purchased August 17 in Wisconsin, of course.

L: 2F+ head pretty good retention with cap and ring and some lacing. Beer is a semi hazy deep golden.

S: Lactose (shocking!) and bready, yeasty notes.

T: Very bready with dairy presence. Neutral finish. Lightly hopped.

F: Light to medium body and carbonation. Good construction and balance, even if final result is a little bit watery.

O: Decent cream ale.

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Photo of AppyWay
4.28/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of yancot
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LT630
4.38/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zopiac
2.42/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of OneTuffPony
4.16/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Qu1nt0n
4.34/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bicyclesandbeer
4.68/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of n2pux
4.04/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Paoloboston
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.06/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BergBeer
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fthegiants
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DavidRandall
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rderedin
3.3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kdown
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mando31
3.59/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TPZEM
3.1/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a deep yellow color with a firm head. Lots of lacing here, but the head seems to die out after a bit. Smells of light grassy hops and a prescient malty corn. Tastes roughly the same. Nice taste after the swallow; light bitterness but more than anything that lightly sweet corn taste. Would recommend as a nice middle of the road cream ale.

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Photo of OpethFlames
4.18/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of adam36
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bpopovich
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 3,581 ratings
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