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:
3,553
Reviews:
815
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
13.97%
 
 
Wants:
277
Gots:
1,034
For Trade:
26
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Photo of SkiBum22
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Uconnelmo
3.82/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vabeerguy
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of V1per41
3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 12ozfan
3.72/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of twiggamortis420
4.56/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Ah, the legendary Spotted Cow finally makes its way into my glass. Thanks K-bess! 12 oz bottle pours a hazed, light orange color with a fine-bubbled white head. Nice retention and lace!

Nose is sweet, cereal maltiness, fruity yeast and a homespun earthiness to it. If only all cream ales could smell this nice!

Taste is wonderful creamy malt - with the yeast really doing some heavy lifting with an applesauce fruitiness that compliments so well. It starts sweet, but the carbonation and a little bitter hop zip at the end clean things up perfectly and invite you for another gulp. Just a delicious, refreshing beer that Im not sure I could ever get tired of if it was sold here. The mouthfeel is outstanding - the uber-fine carbonation gives it a really tingly, full bodied feel. Im pretty confident in saying this is the best cream ale I have ever had.

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Photo of Cheezus
3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mben111
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Slarson7
3.99/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tvenne
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

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

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.29/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

First smell made me think this was going to be a very light tasting beer, with little to no great flavors. The color is honey golden, No head was present. Taste is sweet and a good surprise. Follow up tastes carried the fruity flavors.

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Photo of Krusader
3.67/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jdhlavka
4.92/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Roozer69
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of n2185
3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmmbeer89
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

This beer always pops up somewhere if your in wisconsin long enough. It's a good summer beer that always goes well with some food, maybe because that's how i've dranking it.

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Photo of akk14
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bdubz94
3.44/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

As a Wisconsinite who has had this beer more times than I can remember, take my first review as you like...

Pours a nice cloudy straw/golden color. Definitely not a strong smell--slightly of wheat and corn-- definitely not bad, just not strong. Small head (>1 inch) that leaves a bit of lacing. Light and creamy feel and wheaty taste. By no means a bad beer, but also not very memorable. One that is easy to sip on while watching a game but not one to brag about.

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Photo of alck11
4.15/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of OKbrew89
3.89/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing Company
3.65 out of 5 based on 3,553 ratings.
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