Spotted Cow | New Glarus Brewing Company

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3.75/5
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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
Ranking:
#25,139
Reviews:
835
Ratings:
3,668
pDev:
13.33%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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286
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Ratings: 3,668 |  Reviews: 835
Photo of Wamba
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pocker
4.63/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is my favorite cream ale by far. New glarus in general makes so many great beers, but this one is so easy to drink regardless of weather or setting. Only bought in Wisconsin, I have to make the 15 minute drive across the border which I don't think twice about doing; even if it's just for this beer. Foggy honey in color, fresh--light hop scent and smooth yet full upon entering the hole in your face. The mozzarella cheese, sausage and mushrooms will go down so easy with this beer.

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Photo of moundbz
3.66/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jpuetz
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rugaber
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ricoslim
3.54/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pablobomb
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sdeese21
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lewreff
4.75/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Purified
2.48/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of bluestyle18
4.88/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jewellrunner
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Life76
4.43/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beerchic
3.44/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A gift from a good friend coming home from Wisconsin. I never overanalyze flavors in a beer on a review, and I won't this time either. Very nice refreshing brew for the summer, quite tasty.

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Photo of DissentFatsquirrel
5/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Why New Glarus Brewery is on the map, a very welcoming beer that is not too strong, and no matter the setting, delivers that farmhouse ale taste we have become accustomed to.

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Photo of Bill4515
4.99/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Damn good beer. Slight taste of citrus along with hops and malt. Overall, delicious beer. One of my favorites. And only made and sold in Wisconsin :)

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Photo of George1005
3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Rammed96
3.97/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rewv
3.45/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cfleske
3.23/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of govlady
3.87/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: golden, light, a little bit of head
S: banana, fruity
T: malty, corn, light with a tiny bit of hop to it
F: medium carbonation, creamy, very smooth
O: solid beer. very refreshing. ive had a few after playing 9 holes in the heat of the summer in WI and it really hits the spot.

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Photo of ironchefmiyagi13
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 5EKF
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks, Tony!

A : A hazy honey glow, about 70% opaque. The head is exceptional, making a beautiful paper white crown reaching 3 fingers tall, and then receding to a fat ring leaving hilly lace on the sides.

S : Some light tropical/fruity aromas - banana, pineapple, mandarin orange. Light white bread crust, and a faint yeast aroma. A bit of cereal grain in there, too. The bouquet is pretty faint however.

T : First word? Delicious! Malty, rich, flavorful. Banana, clove, marshmallow, and light grains. Slight hop slap but keeps it minimal. A little white bread crust. It ends with a bit of burnt cinnamon and banana peel.

F : Creamy, creamy, creamy. I love it. It just devours your mouth into the beer. It has a spritzy carbonation that keeps it lively, and ends woody and semi-dry.

O : The best cream ale I've ever had. Not kidding here, guys. Would not change a thing. Love this representation. Do not pass this one up.

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Follow up. Golden color with creamy head and a fuzzy lacing. Aromas of honey and biscuit, creamed corn, some vegetal, and general sweet grain aromas. Flavors are grainy, with golden malts, general sweetness, some banana, a hint of clove, and crisp pilsner finish. Feel is carbonated, refreshing, with a semi-chalky finish. I'd buy a 12 pack, or maybe a couple sampler packs with this in it.

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Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 3,668 ratings