Ernest (6014) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2003
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Head is initially small, fizzy, white, fully diminishing. Body is hazy medium yellow, dense tiny particles, bottle conditioned. Aroma is moderately malty (cereal), lightly hoppy (flowers, herbs). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. A hint of corn?! Uh, well...there's really not much else to smell here...and the sugary sweetness it provides makes it difficult to take this one seriously. Why on earth would they bother to bottle condition this?
JK (4230) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2003
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tried it from tap. cloudy. medium bodied. pleasant taste but nothing special.
mikeyj80 (22) - USA - JAN 8, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good, not special though. Worth trying if you see nothing else you’ve had before.
legion242 (2089) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cream Ale? I really thought of this as more of a slight deviation on the saison style- had a small amount of spiciness along with a healthy dose of yeasty goodness. Definitely cloudy. Head was fluffy with some big bubbles. Heartly satisfying.
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 18, 2002
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2004 Re-rate - I keep re-trying this beer because for some reason I think it should be good. Smells of corn. Tastes a little like it, too. A bit of yeastiness, subtle hops. If you’ve only had it on tap, I’d suggest trying it from the bottle (it’s bottle-conditioned).
brownalegirl (199) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reminds me a lot of breakfast cereal: indiscriminate and soggy flakes. There’s a decent fuller feel to it, though, salvaging the rating.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not a lot going on in here - a little sweet, a little grainy, mostly unsatisfying. The spotted cow stands sadly in a field of weeds and straw.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 14, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale golden with a white foamy coating. I don’t usually think of cows when I think of beer, but I guess the common link is Wisconsin. Mellow body with moderate hop bitterness, but tastes a little too much like an American standard to me. New Glarus makes much better beers than this one.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 5, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not sure what cows have to do with this cream ale, but I liked the taste. It was light on the hops, which was fine with me, though an APA should be hoppier. A pleasant, thirstquenching summer ale.
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - OCT 24, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cloudy dark gold color with lots of little yeast floaties ... resembled a hefeweizen. Not much head retention. Aroma dominated by yeast spiciness and some hidden burnt malt (can’t explain it, but it was there.) The body was heavy, but really lacked the flavor to back the weight. Thin on malt flavor or hops, this beer seems to attempt at a style/character? that it just doesn’t reach.