Spotted Cow | New Glarus Brewing Company

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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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-02-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,517
Reviews:
810
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
13.97%
 
 
Wants:
277
Gots:
1,010
For Trade:
26
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Ratings: 3,517 |  Reviews: 810
Photo of RebornStussy
3.24/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rawwie
3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Graetzj
3.66/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Cravey
3.3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of puftdank
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Robdiesel21
3.1/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Minuteman
4.21/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tvghost
3.44/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jshusc
3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CreedeSon
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrsaffert
3.59/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aussiebeer
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dlug84
3.23/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Frankler
2.1/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Very light, minimal taste, good carbonation

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Photo of HartsyThaiFood
3.98/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of VeraBlue
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of G_Z_a
4.18/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really nothing better on a hot summer day.

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Photo of TNeedles
3.62/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CityofWind_brew
3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rsquared59
3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheWiredDJ
3.89/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craigsp
3.64/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of snaxcat
4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly cloudy pale straw color.
Smells of banana, bready malt, pineapple.
Tastes of straw, bread, banana, sweet fruits. Decent hop bitterness not overpowering.
Smooth, light, refreshing.

Overall: a solid, go to, easy drinking summer beer.

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Photo of aProtagonist
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I've been in Wisconsin long enough now to realize that if I tell a local to pick up a six-pack on their way over, this is what they're going to bring. While I usually prefer more flavorful beers, there's something about this brew's smooth palate and frothy mouthfeel that makes me forgive its lack of character. I'll probably never buy it myself, but I won't say no to one (or three, considering its low ABV) either. As far as comfort zone beers go, this is definitely in the top-tier.

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Photo of Chris7482
4.15/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing Company
3.65 out of 5 based on 3,517 ratings.
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