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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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Photo of heyheymdn
5/5  rDev +33.7%

Photo of UncleT62
5/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Personally, this is my favorite beer to date. I love the smooth taste of this Farmhouse Ale.
It is refreshing and goes well with a steak, Wisconsin cheese plate, or pizza.

We have been to the New Glarus Oktoberfest now two years in a row. Very nice town, with losts of New Glarus Brewery's finest.

I highly recommend touring the brewery, it's free. If you see Dan (Brew Master) or Deb (President), also married, talk to them and they will educated you on their product.

Spotted Cow is not filtered, which gives it the cloudy appearance. Take some for Tailgaiting sometime....especially at a Packer's game.

Go Pack!!!

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5/5  rDev +33.7%

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5/5  rDev +33.7%

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5/5  rDev +33.7%

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5/5  rDev +33.7%

Photo of EvanSalibi
5/5  rDev +33.7%

This is my favorite cream ale. Centered carbonation. Smooth from start to finish, light fizz. Absolutely enjoyable. A front porch/football tailgate beer

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5/5  rDev +33.7%

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5/5  rDev +33.7%

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5/5  rDev +33.7%

Photo of boyfromthenorth
5/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Just had this smuggled in from Wisco and love it. Now, I get it . Their other beers are more unique and will get more accolades but this beer is fantastic. Sorry Oberon , can't touch this. This is so well balanced and yes, so funny to think that corn might add something unique but it might. Once banned from micros this adjunct imparts something unique. I wish one of the Michigan Micros would make something like this.

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Photo of sportsnstuff
5/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +33.7%

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5/5  rDev +33.7%

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5/5  rDev +33.7%

Photo of ibashmuck
5/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perhaps my favorite brew. Been drinking it for years, and it's every bit as good now as it was then. Pours a lovely cloudy gold, and smells slightly sweet. Has a "thick" flavor (and feel), perhaps hops, perhaps corn or a fine mixture of the two. Slight fruity follow. Goes down extremely easily...very, very smooth. Have yet to find a better brew. Works any day of the year, and with any food/snack. Truly the elixir of the gods.

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Photo of Testosterownd
5/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Fantastic beer! Hard to find but well worth it if you are in Wisconsin.

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5/5  rDev +33.7%

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5/5  rDev +33.7%

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5/5  rDev +33.7%

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5/5  rDev +33.7%

Photo of madstoutmonkee
5/5  rDev +33.7%

This beer is smooth and creamy, light and delicious. A good anytime beer and classic Wisconsin. It is easy on the palate and has wide appeal.

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5/5  rDev +33.7%

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5/5  rDev +33.7%

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5/5  rDev +33.7%

Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 3,599 ratings
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