hotstuff (4388) - Indiana, USA - NOV 15, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rated on 01-19-2013 (Bottle) The appearance is a medium sized white head that mostly diminishes, slightly hazy pale yellow body, very fizzy carbonation, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is fruity, hops, malt, and some corn. The flavor is fruity, sweet, malt, and has a semi-dry finish. The mouthfeel is light carbonation, watery and thin. This beer is light bodied This beer has a very light, thin flavor. It is a session beer.
GBRulz (5) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great beer from New Glarus. Creamy and not bitter. Wish it were a tad lighter for my personal preference.
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delnoche (465) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12fl oz bottle poured into a shaker. Golden with a small white cap. Aroma is grain and light citrus. The citrus notes definitely carry over to the flavor. Light and spritzy palate. Easy drinker. Great session brew.
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BrewMstr (106) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice farmhouse ale, fruit and spice notes with a slight sour finish. Hazy gold color, slight white head. Decent.
kenter2000 (48) - , Wisconsin, USA - NOV 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I suspected nothing as I sipped my beer. It appeared like a normal evening and I admit I was more concerned with the television and the taste of my beer (still not sure why I bought a 6 pack of New Glarus). And though she sat nervously in the corner pink reading chair I noticed nothing. Too caught up in an episode of the Gilmour Girls. It was her show in the beginning but now I was the one deeply interested in Roryís life. Will she choose Harvard or what? Then finally, my wife spoke, "Bernard." I looked and noticed sweat pouring down her head. "Is it time, my love?" "I am afraid so," she responded. She was breathing deeply now. I led her to the kitchen table and cleared it off. She lay down at the table and waited. It would not be long now. Her nose, now noticeably longer, her fingernails too, inches in length. She was making gurgling noises and green ooze began to seep out of her eyeballs. She opened her jaw so wide that it eventually broke and rested limp on her neck. Smoke began spraying out of her gullet. I remembered this from last time and went and got my breathing mask. Her toes were becoming bright gold and her knee caps blue with pink dots. Her chest then split open and long thin spidery legs started pouring out. Her body began to deflate and out of the chest wound the little lanky creatures scuttled onto the floor. I grabbed a jar from the pantry and a hammer from the bathroom. My task was simple, I had to capture one of them and kill the rest. Otherwise my wife would multiply and I promised her I would never let that happen. Every year the same thing happened. It was a ritual, simple enough, but I took it seriously. I first captured one in a jar then began smashing. Spat, bang, slam boom! Then, back to Gilmour girls, and this mediocre beer. My wife, once fully rejuvenated, will be pleased.
hagenwagon (11) - - NOV 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Love it. Easy drinking beer at the lake. Great value. Value versus the other craft beers in WI.
Chad9976 (1313) - Albany, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Iíd always heard New Glarus Spotted Cow was supposed to be one of the best cream ales in the country, but Iíve never been able to try it since I live in New York and they donít distribute here. Thankfully, a friend was traveling through the area and brought me back a bottle. And while Iíd say itís one of the better cream ales Iíve had, itís not quite the best of the best.
I poured a 12oz bottle into a mug. It was bottled on 8/13/14 and was given to me by a friend (thanks, Jordan!).
Appearance: Bright yellow hue, though slight hazy. Light carbonation visible. Pours to an average sized, bright white, frothy head which retains and laces fairly well.
Smell: Mild nose with hints of lemon and light grain. No lager quality.
Taste: Cream ales tend to be rather lager-like, though the better ones tend to remind me of a kolsch (which is also a lager-like ale style). This has the lighter malt base often found in a lager, but with the more refined palette of an ale. Thereís subtle fruit notes of lemon and banana in the front, with a sweet cereal taste lurking in the background throughout. Thatís the corn, which also creates for a slight metallic or astringent character on the finish, though itís clean (unlike so many macro lagers). This is a fine, satisfying palette and probably to-spec as far as style goes. Itís not amazingly delicious, but itís definitely satisfying.
Drinkability: A beer like this is what youíd want in warmer weather or when you just want something easy to drink. The mouthfeel is thin, but calm, with a smooth, creamy texture and clean aftertaste. At only 5.1% ABV, New Glarus Spotted Cow is maybe a tad higher than it needs to be, but still light enough in body that no oneís going to have trouble putting back a few of these.
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"pretty mild lactose & corn aroma. itís got a smooth body and flavor but par for the style-nothing that really jumps out at you. probably the weakest in the NG line, but i bet itís a hit with recent macro converts. Very good for a cream ale, pretty good overall."
decaturstevo (5334) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold pour with white head and lace. Aroma is sweet corn and light touch o malt. Light sweet corn with a touch of earthy hops. A touch o spice from the hops too. Medium body with ok carbonation. Ok ca
Concealer (881) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Thanks Katherine! Cloudy yellow gold with a creamy white head that lasts on the sides and laces. Aromas of straw, light lemon notes, sweet grain, and yeast. Flavor is sweet grain, yeast, light lemon and straw. Light bodied, crisp.