Spotted Cow | New Glarus Brewing Company

Spotted CowSpotted Cow
BA SCORE
3.74/5
3,581 Ratings
Spotted CowSpotted Cow
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:
#22,360
Reviews:
818
Ratings:
3,581
pDev:
13.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
280
Gots:
1,046
Trade:
26
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,581 |  Reviews: 818
Photo of MA_Nole
2.95/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Funky flavor with undesirable aftertaste

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Photo of Beer-Revelry
3.45/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a straight sided, Spotted Cow pint glass.

A - 3.25 - Pours a slightly murky gold color. Forms about a finger of bright white head. Medium head potential, nice head retention. Good solid rings of lacing left on the walls of the glass.
S - 2 - Yeasty, slightly sour and alcoholic. Smells like your typical domestic beer.
T - 3.5 - Slightly sweet and sour tang, bready.
F - 4.75 - Nice creamy mouthfeel and oily texture. Goes down extremely smooth.
O - 4.5 - For what it is, its quite good. A good session beer to pound a few down and the perfect pizza brew.

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Photo of bmeGT
3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of hwy395
4.74/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Thanks to Justin( beer-wheezy ) for setting me up with this one.
I don't like this kind of beer and it was amazing.
Interpret that anyway you like.

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Photo of tlema1
3.76/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Best cream ale ever...nice mouthfeel, some sweetness, damn good

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

Photo of dabear85
3.31/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Stezz420
4.21/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Yancey82
3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TBlok_
4.87/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Excellent taste. A very enjoyable beer from top to bottom. This is Wisconsin in a bottle.

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

Photo of Hallsey3
4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of gobuccos
3.59/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ruckus232
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of masonstorm
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Skrichter
4.15/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kon_Doc-08
3.26/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

New Glarus Spotted Cow has a thick, foamy, white head, a somewhat hazy, golden, bubbly appearance, with some bit of lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet corn, malt, and a touch of fruit. Taste is of mild, sweet bread, malt, mellow bitterness, and a ghost of smoke. Mouthfeel is medium and slick, and New Glarus Spotted Cow finishes crisp, clean, and refreshing.

RJT

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Photo of Spaul23
5/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perfect beer. Great taste. Wish it was available where I live.

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Photo of mportnoy
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Vondy08
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light beer winner in my book

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Photo of ngraabe
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Yum, refreshing, and always goes well with everything!

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Photo of baggedlunch
3.67/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of berkeleymaw
4.14/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of horsehockey
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 3,581 ratings
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