Spotted Cow | New Glarus Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
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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4.18/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

First New Glarus poured into a pint glass

Pours a hazey yellow with a thin white head

Smeel is sight citrus, grassy with a tiny bit of funk

Taste is biscut malt, slighty floral with bit of fruit, clean and crisp with just a tiny farm house style funk to make it great.

Perfect mouthfeel for the style light and crisp.

This is the perfect hot summer day beer, i could drink a bath tub full of this. Its not quite a farmhouse not quite a cream ale, kind of a perfect mix of the two. This is a great beer that appeals to the masses i cant think of any one not likeing it.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served: in a New Glarus glass straight from the tap at New Glarus Brewing!

Appearance: Slightly hazy yellow color with a sudsy white cap. Carbonation cascades throughout the body.

Scent: yeasty with a touch of orange. A dash of sweet corn and some cloves. A nod towards "Belgian-like" in it's smell?

Taste: lots of colors for the palate: mild notes of citrus, orange peel, yeast, and a touch of grain. None of them overpower each other and everything seems to blend together very nicely.

Finish: the flavor is sweet-n-yeasty, zipping quickly to a short and quite fruity finish, snipped off by a sharp zip of carbonation.

Overall: this is a delight to have and will make it a regular for its smooth, easy, satisfying taste. Finely crafted and not an over the top beer.

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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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Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 3,622 ratings