Spotted Cow | New Glarus Brewing Company

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3.75/5
Very Good
3,644 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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-02-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,053
Reviews:
829
Ratings:
3,644
pDev:
13.33%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
282
Gots:
1,090
Trade:
27
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Ratings: 3,644 |  Reviews: 829
Photo of twelveone
4.31/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Brilliant straw color, 1” foam collar, dissipates quickly, some light lace.
S: a little apple – a touch of esters, some other fruit but not real strong, very faint esters but the apple is fairly strong – also some corn.
T: Sweet, light, some malt, no hop, a touch of sour, sweet lingers, refreshing, crisp, no corn, moderate malt, delicate beer with a touch of DMS.
F: medium light body, thirst quenching, medium high carbonation, creamy.
O: pleasant lawnmower beer – drinkable, a little more malt and hop would have been nice

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Photo of bhyndthebottle
3.87/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Cream ales usually don't get enough credit. This one is very nice with a great clean finish. Nothing spectacular, but good for the style.

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

Photo of Jeeb
3.37/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Phoneguy
3.57/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rdavesh
3.49/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of ryan33iowa
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRPunk
3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle (gifted by neighbor) into a nonic pint.

A- 1-1/2 finger, marshmallow- like head tops a clean, golden-straw body with light carbonation. The head drops to a light film. Nice rings left on the glass.

S- Slightly sweet. Husky grains, light lemon. Starts out faint, but really opens up with a little time.

T- Clean and refreshing. More lemon than the aroma initially let on. Grainy and sweet corn malts. A little gummy. Slightly grassy in the finish.

M- Medium-light body. Dry. Clean and crisp.

O- It's been a decade or more since my last one. I'm happy to get my hands on another. It doesn't do anything to stand out, though I don't think it's supposed to. A refreshing beer as we got back from the pool. A real crowd pleaser. I'd love to get a case for a cookout.

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Photo of sarient
3.44/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer is highly regarded in the southern parts of Wisconsin. It's a great beer to get when your here. Taste isn't very sharp or flavorful, but smooth from start to finish, and has a nice color with a nice head consistency. Good show lad! 3.7/5.

How many?: Have this beer anywhere, anytime. 5 does the job nicely.

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

Photo of vainosuomi
4.13/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Clear, pale yellow color. Smell is very grainy. Taste is grainy, with hints of corn, sweet, slight citrus hoppiness. Medium mouthfeel, fizzy. Clean finish. This beer is great, and one that anyone can enjoy. There's a reason it's so ubiquitous in WI.

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Photo of Emersonio
3.62/5  rDev -3.5%
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%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of corywalston
3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of primu
2.96/5  rDev -21.1%
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 +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MizzouBrew
3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of and2012
3.08/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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

Photo of entenduintransit
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmdrpi
3.47/5  rDev -7.5%
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 -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 3,644 ratings