Spotted Cow | New Glarus Brewing Company

Spotted CowSpotted Cow
3,580 Ratings
Spotted CowSpotted Cow

Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-02-2002

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The #9 ranked Cream Ale here on BA with only an 84% rating. Obviously, the love for this style is lacking.

Served in a Delirium Tremens glass.

A: Poured a very murky, tangerine-orange color, with a wispy off-white head that didn't add up to much.

S: Sweet bread, wheat, corn, and a bit of vanilla extract. I actually dug the nose.

T: Not too sweet and certainly nothing wrong with this one. Straight down the middle, easy drinker with a sour-dough disposition overall.

M: The drinkability on this suck is unhinged. So friggin smooth an gulpable with perfect carbonation bill. Not a dry drop in this puppy.

O: Been to Cheese Land a couple of times and remember this one being on tap just about everywhere I went. Obviously NG's best-seller. I can see why.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a beer that I have had dozens of times, but decided to finally write a review on it.

A- Pours a slightly cloudy, golden color. Head was rather minimal, leaving only about a half a finger of white head that dissipates rather quickly. No real lacing to speak of.

S- Smell is sweet and malty with a little bit of a wheat aroma. Doesn't exactly hit you in the nose, but some nice aromas are present.

T- This beer has a good deal of flavor, but in many ways is hard to describe. It has an almost fruity flavor similar to that of a cider. Also has a spiced presence to it. Hops are not very prominent in the flavor, and mostly the sweetness of the beer comes forward.

M- This beer is smooth and drinkable. Makes for a great summer session drinking beer in my opinion.

O- A unique brew that is widely available in Wisconsin. It is tasty and reasonably priced. Not the most complex beer that I have ever had, but I will certainly continue to purchase it.

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You ever butter a piece of bread, then roll your sweet corn in it to butter the sweet corn, and then eat the buttery, sweet corn slathered bread? That's what I get when I drink Spotted Cow, which according to New Glarus is a Wisconsin Farmhouse Ale.

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Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 3,580 ratings
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