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RATINGS: 1095   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Brewed with flaked barley and the finest Wisconsin malts. We even give a nod to our farmers with a little hint of corn. Naturally cloudy we allow the yeast to remain in the bottle to enhance fullness of flavors, which can not be duplicated otherwise. Expect this Ale to be fun, fruity and satisfying.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerdedDave (1257) - - SEP 23, 2015
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FlacoAlto (4133) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 19, 2015
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerathon (1682) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2015
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dutch23mp (313) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2015
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

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JPBart1973 (1) - Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2015 does not count
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (6275) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2015
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Errl (2440) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Bottle..Pour is golden with a white head..Nose is musty, grains, corn, some yeast notes..Taste is spice, must, hay, peanut skins..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bpar73 (908) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle. Hazy golden pour with a white head. Sweet malt and mild fruity hops. Just a nice, pleasant drinking beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dgoodeyon (1) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - AUG 22, 2015 does not count
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (20337) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2015
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.

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