Spotted Cow | New Glarus Brewing Company

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New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-02-2002

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3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Got this at Via in Milwaukee. Served in a pint.

A: is a clear light golden color with a short white head that dissipates quickly leaving little. lacing.

S:smells light, grassy, wheat, spices, malts

T: light, sweet, wheat, citrus, grass, spices, hint of hops

M: light body with good amounts of carbonation

O: overall this was my first cream ale and it was pretty good.

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3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Ah, the famous Spotted Cow.
Poured into becker pint glass; bright clear yellow with lively carbonation and a bright white fizzy thick head that doesn't leave much lacing. Smell is slightly vinous, light lager yeast and corn with a bit of grassy crisp hops. Taste is light and crisp, light grain and corn with a pinch of crisp hops to dry out the finish, which is lightly sweet and a bit sticky, but mostly clean. Mouthfeel is crisp, clean and carbonated.
While I'd prefer a steam beer or a kolsch when it comes to lighter, lager-influenced ales, this is a good beer. It'd be a great beer for introducing a BMC drinker to craft. It's nothing special, but I can see why it has such a fervent local following, spanning all spectrums of beer drinkers.

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Golden colored ale with a pretty minimal head. Very good clarity on this beer. The aroma is pretty straight forward with the smell of light malt and corn. Very smooth mouthfeel. Just a quick splash of light malt and corn flavor. Aftertaste is non existent and watery. This is not my thing, but it isn't bad.

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Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 3,644 ratings