Spotted Cow | New Glarus Brewing Company

Spotted CowSpotted Cow
BA SCORE
3.74/5
3,581 Ratings
Spotted CowSpotted Cow
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-02-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#22,381
Reviews:
818
Ratings:
3,581
pDev:
13.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
280
Gots:
1,046
Trade:
26
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,581 |  Reviews: 818
Photo of JoeLev
4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bhawk1
3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of marker2525
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jsteez
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lelampp
3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Luckydog91
3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dope
4.15/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not sure on the date, I think it says 6/15 but it's hard to tell.

A: A cloudy pale orange pour with a good sized thinly-bubbled tan head atop it. Good head retention. Excellent lacing with thin but solid walls of it.

S: Surprisingly fruity - mainly citrus. Very nice bready aroma with just a hint of toast.

T: Oh yeah, exactly what I was expecting. Some noble hops with some decent citrus and hints of banana. Pretty much pure malt otherwise though, a sort of doughy and bready mix that works really well.

M: Medium bodied, somewhat light but with a great soft and smooth feel.

O: Pretty much everything you'd want from a cream ale. Super smooth and soft, super drinkable, some hops but nothing overpowering and nearly no bitterness either. Very nice malt-forward flavor that really shines. Perfect for the style.

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Photo of Helcarexe
3.02/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tommyboymn
4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NoYouDidnt
3.89/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pretty bright, light golden slightly hazy color. Aroma, grass, lemon, cracker. Taste, cracker light grass, light banana. Very clean, zero bitterness. Buttery at the end too. Mouthfeel, nice and effervescent. Overall- yeah really digging this one.

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Photo of cptmuggle
4.36/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Honeybourne
3.89/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tbryan5
3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drstalker
4.18/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cincy_Beer_Fan
3.42/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of max123
4.82/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

the gold standard of Wisconsin.

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

Photo of B-rett
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A-Hazy golden color. Thick, sudsy head that quickly dissipates.
S-Not much smell at all. Light yeast notes if anything.
T-Wheat, yeast, and malt. Very simple but refreshing.
M-It's called a cream ale for a reason! Cream and carbonation are blended well for a hearty yet easily drinkable beer.
O-From the name, to the style, to the overall taste, this is a Wisconsin beer through and through.
*WI native tip*
Spotted cow is 100x better on tap and is the best beer to pair with any spicy food (especially buffalo wings).

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Photo of foundersasap
3.34/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.26/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery. Hazy golden. Smells yeasty and phenolic. Some bready malts. Taste is doughy, lightly sweet, banana and clove. Grainy and yeasty finish. Medium body. It’s ok, but unremarkable.

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Photo of MeIquiades
3.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ThomasTheTank88
4.12/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Richter525
3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mwvman
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 3,581 ratings
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