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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 2.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.7   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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This Vienna style lager is from the same vein as Negra Modelo. It has a rich dark color and a deep smooth flavor that combine for a beer with sophisticated character. At 5.4% alcohol by volume this is an easy drinking lager. About the name: Cow Creek is a tributary of Lake Travis (Burnet County). Cow Creek rises eight miles southeast of Burnet in southeast central Burnet County (at 30’40’ N, 98’09’ W) and runs southeast for twenty-one miles to its mouth on Lake Travis, a mile above Lago Vista in Travis County (at 30’29’ N, 98’01’ W). The creek, which is intermittent in its upper reaches, traverses generally flat to rolling terrain with local escarpments and steep slopes and benches. Local soils of shallow clay and sandy loams support juniper, live oak, mesquite, and grasses.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerenberger (1265) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Aroma of lightly roasted malts, with hints of caramel. Pours a clear dark amber with a white ring and minimal lacing. The taste is malt forward and slightly sweet. Malt, caramel, upfront and bread/grain at the end. There is a nice hop bitterness in the finish and aftertaste. Overall, enjoyable. Want to compare it side by side with a Negro Modelo. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
sjohnny (341) - - JAN 26, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Sweet malty vegetal aroma. Pours dark amber with light white head. Medium bodied. Thickish mouthfeel. Malty. Smooth. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
degbert (1001) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Can. Pours a glowing red-brown with a high, pillowy, cinnamon-colored head that leaves copious lace. Nose is chocolate, cassia, and stone fruit -- not terribly intense on any of them. More smoke and chocolate on the tongue, along with black tea, malt, and fruit; very flavorful and substantial for the style. Finish is long and smoky. A definite improvement on Negra Modelo, and worth drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2011
(Draught) Pours a cloudy amber-brown body with a spare off-white head. Aroma of raisins, plum, caramel, grass, and maple. Flavor of raisins, plum, juniper, grass, and grain.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
thirdeye11 (5393) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2011
(Draught) clearish deep amber with no head. Nose of lactose, sugar, caramel, and very sweet smelling, almost like wort. Taste of caramel, lactose, brown sugar, alcohol. The beer is flat as a pancake, no carbonation at all and way too sweet. Reminds me a bit of a kvass.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Mora2000 (5346) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2011
On tap at the Draught House during the 43rd Anniversary party. The beer pours a clear amber color with a white head. The aroma is very sweet with a lot of toffee and caramel notes, as well as a ton of sugar. There is little to no hop profile in the aroma. The flavor is also very sweet and unbalanced. I get a lot of toffee and caramel with not too much else coming through other than a little bit of grain. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation. The brewery’s own website said they modeled this after Negra Modelo so I don’t think it was brewed with the beer geek in mind. I don’t know how it compares to their target, but I didn’t find it very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (343) - Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2011
Pours a light brown with no head. The taste was extremely sweet with little hop character. Tastes like fizzy barley tea with a little caramel and cane syrupy dessert notes.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kidmartinek (3307) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2011
Dark lager. Sweet syrupy aroma. Totally desert smelling. Small head. Small hop bite. Sure to please college daisies all across American campuses. Now on for the regional distribution. Some beers make me ask why. So sweet! Its beer. My goodness!

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