Spotted Cow | New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.74/5
3,582 Ratings
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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-02-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#22,406
Reviews:
818
Ratings:
3,582
pDev:
13.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
280
Gots:
1,048
Trade:
26
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,582 |  Reviews: 818
Photo of Emersonio
3.62/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pour: 12oz bottle into a nonic pint. Appearance: Light gold with some haze. Thin white head and lacing present. Aroma: Light floral and malty notes. Taste: Malty forward beer. Can detect some light hops. Aftertaste: Lingering malt profile through the back end. Overall: Consistent brew. A Wisconsin classic! Overall: Good-3 out of 5.

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Photo of Iamjeff6
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GypsySon
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of corywalston
3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of primu
2.96/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served at 40F~ from glass bottle into small mug

A: Straw-colored. A finger of white, bubbly head with modest retention and some lacing.

S: Mild, pleasantly yeasty smell. Some notes of grass.

T: Mild, almost watery flavor. Tastes of grains, with subtle notes of citrus and grass. Tasty, but left me wishing for more.

M: Very light mouth feel, gentle carbonation.

O: Completely inoffensive "cold beer after mowing the lawn on a hot day" brew. Bland and a bit watery but with no bad notes, it's a good alternative to domestic American Lagers. I'd happily drink it if offered to me, but I wouldn't go out of my way to find it.

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Photo of Hopmeplease
4.34/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MizzouBrew
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of and2012
3.08/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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

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

Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmdrpi
3.47/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On draft, served in the actual New Glarus Spotted Cow glassware. Yellow, crystal clear. Mild biscuit malt flavor, no hop flavor. Nice clean easy drinking blonde ale.

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Photo of Ravenz98
3.52/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jakecattleco
3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bradleystorey
3.99/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Matthew_Phoenix
4.12/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Spotted Cow is one of a kind. Only found in Wisconsin. I live in Illinois and I go up to Wisconsin every once and a while when I can so that I can get a six pack. Real light and creamy. Almost rich in its taste. A little wet on the finish. All around solid. Get it if you can.

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Photo of wisegreensoul
3.64/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emquilxy
3.84/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of npendres
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lesingnon
3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Magbas
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BIll_Currie
3.4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

shouldnt have had the raspberry and red right in front of it.

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Photo of Two10tim
3.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dannycohen62
3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 3,582 ratings
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