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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-02-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,519
Reviews:
811
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
13.97%
 
 
Wants:
277
Gots:
1,011
For Trade:
26
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Ratings: 3,519 |  Reviews: 811
Photo of outdoor7or24
3.39/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of egregor35
4.28/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pilsner-like look to it. Not much to the nose. Taste is very smooth, balanced and refreshing. There is also a unique crisp to it.
As a resident of Wisconsin, I think it's imperative to highlight this beer's place in the fabric of our state. This beer highlights the tremendous sense of place that Dan Carey always seem to brew with. A tremendous beer brewed by a tremendous brewery

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Photo of vrendleman
3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DeutschesBier
3.67/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BWood
3.46/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice color brew. Not much in the nose. I guess this is a cream ale. Seems like a pilsner without the carbonation. Decent low abv drinker. Not something I would seek.

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Photo of geeves
3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a local favorite with a very nice golden color. The little head fades away quickly. It tastes, smells, and easily drinks like an smooth ale. You can smell and taste the belgian fruity flavors.

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Photo of Rimbimhoot
3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pretty impressive that a lighter beer with some not so traditional yeast character can catch on the way this has

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Photo of Thy_Philosopher_King
2.89/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Very creamy ale, with a pale golden haze color. The pour yielded little to no head at all, but again that could have been from my improper pour, I'll have to pour it again to taste the head. The first sip was very encouraging, flowed nicely and was not heavy at all. Although I'm more partial to the heavy beers this one was quite pleasant. The after taste rounds out the same as the mid drink, which is very unique and it doesn't cut out. It sits there.

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Photo of vikingpillager
3.29/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Not sure why there's so much hype around this beer. The labeling is plain like a Belgian beer might be, but when I smell it I think of an ale, so I get excited again, but then it tastes like a confused mess between a lager and a hefeweizen, so I'm back to disappointed. Not worth going out of your way to sample.

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Photo of mbraverman123
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I went to school in Wisconsin, and this was the go-to beer almost anywhere. From college bars, to religious functions, or just to offer your friends a six-pack, it seemed like a pretty universally liked beer.

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

Photo of jmh21
3.64/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of mkyer
3.56/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OneSickPuppy
3.99/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SamuelMiller
3.23/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of jeffreed61
3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Undated bottle poured around 60 degrees. Deep, rich stewed apple nose is the best part. Initial taste follows the nose, with some mild funk following. Has a very short, almost abrupt finish.

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Photo of JakeKnipp
4.23/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mribbens
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lorianneb
3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alemmer91
3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Perfect beer for relaxing after your cat steals your merkins

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Photo of brpendergast85
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gaddabble
3.44/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of syzygy0
3.31/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing Company
3.65 out of 5 based on 3,519 ratings.
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