Spotted Cow | New Glarus Brewing Company

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3.75/5
Very Good
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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:
#24,521
Reviews:
833
Ratings:
3,656
pDev:
13.33%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
283
Gots:
1,094
Trade:
26
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Ratings: 3,656 |  Reviews: 833
Photo of wnesseth01
3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from a growler
light yellow color, pretty clear, small head when first poured, very little retention with a very small amount of lacing

very light smell, dissipates quickly, grainy and slightly sweet, a little grassy

grain forward but not overly sweet, small amount of bitterness with no hop character, clean but still slightly fruity

a bit over carbonated, heavy mouth feel, nicely coats the tongue but not slick, finishes semi dry

overall this is a good beer, fits style nicely. I could drink a lot of this on a hot day but there really was nothing special that will keep me coming back

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Photo of Geigs7
4.5/5  rDev +20%

Photo of mgdavis63
3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of jamminramin
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of jtommo71
3.76/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of richwhite420
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Over all, not bad. Light and smooth. You do get a nice IPA taste. No bitter after taste.

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Photo of thegreatdane311
5/5  rDev +33.3%

Photo of chzenchi
3.28/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of bradleystorey
3.99/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JRGrizz
4.3/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cgt_madison
3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of foot1455
3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KenGarney
4.05/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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 echands
4.29/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Refreshing and crisp. One could drink many of these.

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Photo of alck11
4.15/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kingofbeer
4.79/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Ls1_Camaro
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A Wisconsin classic. People here drink it as an everyday type beer. Smooth, crisp and light.

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Photo of Zako777
4.47/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a great beer. I make sure not to come empty handed on my trips to Wisconsin.

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Photo of Josevidal
4.06/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BWW_OC
4.44/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Badgers52
3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Justin_Baerwald
4.9/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of popealicious
4.38/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PurduePete
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 3,656 ratings