Spotted Cow | New Glarus Brewing Company

Spotted CowSpotted Cow
BA SCORE
3.74/5
3,582 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:
#22,393
Reviews:
818
Ratings:
3,582
pDev:
13.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
280
Gots:
1,047
Trade:
26
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 3,582 |  Reviews: 818
Photo of Hugonaut13
4/5  rDev +7%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of DaveMiller
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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

Photo of jakemn91
3.59/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kdivers
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kunstman
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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

Photo of CoolEthan
3/5  rDev -19.8%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of robwestcott
4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured from the bottle a hazy sunshine yellow to a sun king shaped pint glass with a wisp of a short lasting head.

aroma of oranges and lemon rind and perhaps a bit of yeast.

fairly substantial for a cream ale, various citrus tastes melded together with a hint of earthy hops hiding in the wayback.

nice mouthfeel, thick and creamy, smooth with light carbonation.

very drinkable.

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Photo of draheim
3.52/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle (code 1171 14:57) poured into a tulip - thanks MammothBrew!

Pale straw color with a thin white head. Looks and smells like a standard American lager.

Taste is mild fruit, hops, and clean water. Mouthfeel is very smooth. Nice crisp finish. The water is a main ingredient here.

Label says this is a farmhouse ale - but this is no saison. Yeast profile is totally different. If anything, this reminds me more of a K├Âlsch.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of ckeegan04
4.11/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Clear dark golden yellow color with thick wite head. Slowly recedes leaving a thin white layer of foam. Excellent lacing.

S - Sweet pale malt aroma, biscuity. Also a hint of some spicy hoppiness in the background.

T - Light, almost fruity sweetness up front. A biscuity flavor begins to sneak in before a quick spicy hop bite comes through. Nice hop presence for a cream ale. Finishes clean and sweet.

M/D - Light to medium bodied, very crisp and well carbonated. This would make a great session beer.

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3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very interesting.
Pours a cloudy yellow with a half finger head that melts away to nothing.

Aroma is almost non-descript althought some sweet malt and corn comes through.

The taste is almost belguim with a sourness to it reminiscent of wild yeasts. Moderately sweet pale malts initially then sour yeast and very little hops to speak of.

This could be a very refreshing summer brew.
Thanks nflmvp for another new NG beer to try.

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3.91/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Finally got a chance to try this legendary brew from a neighboring state. This beer pours a very hazy straw with a large head. The aroma offers up dry hay and leaves, clove, vanilla, orange peel, low notes of burnt sugar, and that smell of the woods after a rain. The flavor is mild, with clove and orange peel up front, as well as nutmeg, black tea, roast corn, and crisp, biscuity malt. Overall this is a clean and easy beer, with an unusual complexity for a mass market beer of its sort - I see why there is such hype about this one.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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3.91/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +7%

Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 3,582 ratings
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