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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-02-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,519
Reviews:
811
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
13.97%
 
 
Wants:
277
Gots:
1,011
For Trade:
26
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Ratings: 3,519 |  Reviews: 811
Photo of WI-Beer-Man
4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

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

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

Wish it was available outside of Wisconsin. This beer is 100 times better on tap.

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

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

Photo of iheartmyTHO
4.18/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A very drinkable beer. I was surprised by the overall lightness. But despite the lightness, there was still plenty of flavor - a bit of hops and a bit of malt.

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Photo of campfirebrew
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of slipperysoup
3.31/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BronxChef
3.21/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Torreon10
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I thought I was drinking Miller Lite

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Photo of AndrewGoria
2.64/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Smooth beer with no bad flavors.

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Photo of Superbohl4
3.44/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Testosterownd
5/5  rDev +37%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Fantastic beer! Hard to find but well worth it if you are in Wisconsin.

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Photo of Barnoloid
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Djohnson300
4.49/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A great "regular" beer, I'm always in good spirits as I open one of these bottles. Good for mass consumption, even better at a bowling alley!

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Photo of Chiefy770
3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 Fl Oz Bottle
Bottled on November 10th, 2014
Reviewed on January 12th, 2015
Served in a Nonic Pint Glass

Eyes
Hazy and pale straw-colored body. A modest head formed and left a small amount of soapy lacing.

Nose
Barley, grains, and corn dominated the nose. Refreshing notes of apple and lemon canceled out the initially heavy malts.

Mouth
Grains hit first… think corn and sweet grains. Light herbal hops gained steam throughout the session. Minor hints of lemon made this a refreshing brew. Medium/Light body. Moderate carbonation.

Overall
After throwing a few of these back it is easy to see why this brew is a staple in summer sessionables.

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Photo of BobJude
3.62/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dbc5
3.49/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 9udders
3.84/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chudem
4.17/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stephen_Woods
3.57/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Refreshing ale that tastes very similar to a lager.

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Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing Company
3.65 out of 5 based on 3,519 ratings.
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