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RATINGS: 1125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2006
Pours a cloudy yellow with a small head that fades quickly. A faint smell of sweet corn. Sort of a sweet taste also. Overall a nice beer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuGoeff106 (4) - USA - AUG 5, 2006 does not count
This is probably the best beer Ive ever had. Too bad its only available in Wisconsin. This is available on tap at Smokey Bones in Madison, WI.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chicagobears (467) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2006
Looks like a cloudy Belgium wit. This beer is much better than expected. Has a decent complexity for a pale ale. An efferecent estery aroma. A fruity and corny full flavor. As bad as that last description might sound, its actually quite good!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUL 31, 2006
Just a bit of an improvment over your commercial grocery store ale. Very drinkable but the lemon and corn are a bit strong. Not sure why it is a "cream" ale?

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 28, 2006
Pours a light yellow orange with a medium whitish head that disappears quickly. Smells sweet. Aroma of lemon, orange, and yeah, some corn. Slightly thin palate. Somewhat sweet taste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shigadeyo (3708) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2007 Original comments posted on 7/22/2006... Tasted from a bottle I picked up while passing through Wisconsin. Spotted Cow is cloudy and light yellow-slightly orange color. Slightly sweet aroma. Moderately carbonated with a lasting crown. Very light and refreshing. Slightly sweet on the lips and in the finish. Slightly fruity as well, but can also taste the presence of corn. Overall its drinkable, especially on a hot day, but somewhat bland and watery and nothing that really makes this brew particularly memorable. Rating: 5 3 6 3 13 = 3.

I sampled this beer on tap on 10/11/2006 at a restaurant called "Glarner Stube" in New Glarus, Wisconsin. It wasnt quite as sweet and creamy on draught as it is from the bottle. I picked up another bottle of this from the New Glarus brewery that I hope to sample again soon...

3/21/2007: New Glarus Spotted Cow pours a slightly hazy yellow color with a quickly diminishing, fizzy white head (no residual crown or lacing). The aroma and flavor are mildly sweet, malty (light malts, no corn), and fruity (lemon, apple, faint banana?). The body is light to medium-light, crisp on the palate, and generously carbonated (lively on the tongue). Overall, Spotted Cow is a great anytime beer and probably one of the best cream ales out there... 12 oz bottle directly from the New Glarus Brewery (purchased on 11/11/2006).

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JUL 21, 2006
From a 12 oz. long neck brown bottle with a blurb on the right side of label. Poured a cloudy dull, pale yellowish orange with a small foamy head that settled into a thin lacing. Aromas of sweet cream corn, lemon fruity and a light grain husky. A little fizzy at first, but moderate carbonation overall, a softly crisp, smooth medium bodied mouthfeel. Pleasant tasting, but also kind of bland, a little too macro, sweet cooked corn and grain husks, a light lemon fruitiness that for me is the best thing in the taste, the hops are a bit spicy, but largely tasteless and a dryish sweet finish. May be number one in Wisconsin, but this is my least favorite beer from New Glarus. This used to be widely available here in central Illinois, but no longer, this was the first one I had in a few years, I dont miss it like I do some other New Glarus brews.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Arnie (274) - Chicagoland, IL, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2006
Nothing to add that hasnt been said already, eaisly drinable and refreshing. A favorite among friends, clean and refreshing, and not over-priced.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
keoki182 (305) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 15, 2006
Spotted Cow is a staple among widely available Wisconsin "micros". Its got a sweet flavor to it that many people enjoy when they want to try something other than Miller, but its pretty overrated imho. Its a cloudy gold/orange with some speckled head. Aroma of sugar and corn. Its often times the best thing available on tap in my part of Wisconsin, so Im quite familiar with it. Good cold, not so good warm. Some aspect of it has a tendency to give headaches when consumed in mass quantities while fishing. This is most comparable (but inferior) to Lake Louies Prairie Moon Farmhouse Ale. Still, it was one of the first beers that I "branched out" with, so I give it a few bonus points for being a gateway drug.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tranum (34) - delafield, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 14, 2006
I never understood what was so good about this beer yet it is so popular here in Wisconsin. While i find this beer very refreshing I would not buy it on my own.


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