BeerdedDave (1257) - - SEP 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
slightly cloudy, gold color; light fruity, grainy, spicy aroma; lots of fruit in the flavor with corn, grain, and spice notes; very light, creamy malt base; a bit sweet in the finish
FlacoAlto (4133) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A steady pour into my teku glass produces a two-finger thick, fairly tightly beaded, light tan colored head that leaves some light lacing on the sides of my glass as I drink it. The beer is a pale honey color that shows a lightly hazed, pale, yellow-golden hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells sweet of grain, light honey-leaning notes, perhaps a touch of corn, sweet pale malt porridge, and has a sweetness accentuating fermentation character that adds a clove like sweetness, and general fruitiness that suggest of floral, syrup soaked, cooked pears. There is a wholesome, sun-baked, pale grain character in the nose at times; leaning towards whole wheat crackers, with a touch of nutty pale malt.
Fairly sweet tasting, with only a hint of a bitter hop bite to the finish, but there is a slight mineral quality and some light spiciness, and a carbonic bite to the finish that helps to slightly balance out the sweetness in the long finish. Light bodied, refreshing, with a bit of an effervescent carbonation, there seems to be a bit of viscosity here though that is from residual malt, and perhaps a mouthfeel contributed from the fermentation character. There is a sweet clove like spiciness to this beer that really accentuates the sweetness.
This beer was not at all what I was expecting, it has a lot more sweet accentuating, fruit-leaning, Ale yeast character than I was expecting. In truth, before I had this, I had thought this was a craft styled adjunct lager, brewed as the flagship beer, such that it was just a step above you standard macro-lager. This has quite a bit more character to it.
Beerathon (1682) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yellow/gold pour with thin wispy head. Aromas of banana, grain, hay, corn, bubblegum. Flavors of corn, cereal, floral hops, yeast, biscuit. For a cream ale, itís decent.
dutch23mp (313) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Have had this beer many times over the years but my first rating. A very popular beer in Wisconsin not sold here in Illinois as they canít keep up with production. The beer reminds me of a farmers brew slightly a scent like hay. The Malts used are subtle and some which have never had before slightly on the citrus side. A bit bitter on the palate. A good decent beer with a different taste
JPBart1973 (1) - Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of the best Iíve ever had. I heard nothing but good about Spotted Cow from friends online on a snowmobile chat forum. A "friend" sent me a 12 pack. It lived up to all the hype. Only problem was, when the 12 ran out, that was it. My neighbor went to Wisconsin last summer and brought me back 2 case. I need to take a road trip to Wisconsin and get as many cases as I can fit in my truck
Strykzone (6275) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. Cannot believe I have never ticked this. Goldish and hazy. This is a sweeter beer. Pleasant fruit and malts with corn and a little grain. Just a pleasant beer and one that is easy to drink.
Errl (2440) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle..Pour is golden with a white head..Nose is musty, grains, corn, some yeast notes..Taste is spice, must, hay, peanut skins..
bpar73 (908) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy golden pour with a white head. Sweet malt and mild fruity hops. Just a nice, pleasant drinking beer.
dgoodeyon (1) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - AUG 22, 2015 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My first spotted cow turned into about 4. This beer has a nice clean taste and excellent flavor. Always make sure to keep a six pack on hand
Travlr (20337) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Iíve been alive 54 years and Iíve never had a Spotted Cow. How is this possible? Well, I fixed it tonight. This is an easy drinking, light bodied, not too sweet cream ale. Done.