screigh (773) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 5, 2017 Northernbrewer (151) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really like this beer, it just probably dosn’t appeal to those looking for a hit you over the head with robust character lovin microbrew fanatic. It is refreshing, with a wonderfully creamy mouthfeel, and a slightly tart yeast kick. It is an original brew with few standards to judge it by.
Pours a slightly hazy light gold. Very thin white head. Smells like a sweet vanilla. More traditional cream ale flavor with a grainy finish. popephred (272) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2017
I poured this beer into my trusty Samuel Adams glass. The pour was cold, muting the aroma somewhat, though I was able to get some nice doughy notes. The body of the beer is a hazy gold, topped with a generous, frothy head of white foam, which laced well as it diminished. This drinks pretty easily, with a light body, complemented with a slight sweetness from the malts. I do think there is a grapefruity bitterness that is not quite balanced. Spotted Cow is a people are required to bring back to Illinois when they visit America's Dairyland. It's a pretty good beer, though a little thin and tinny in parts. eRock_2013 (522) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2017
So as a bit of backstory, I've been very curious to try this brew ever since I first saw it featured in my edition of Brewopoly (one of my favorite Christmas presents ever), but the last place I expected to find it was at the bottom of an industrial fridge at my parent's bed & breakfast, apparently left behind from a wedding guest from Wisconsin. Fortunately I found these bottles in good shape and still fresh, but in the end this much-hyped beer didn't quite live up to its reputation. That being said, this does work as a nice light introduction to the farmhouse style, with distinctive floral yeastiness on the nose and in the flavor. Aroma was also reminiscent of a gose, with a slightly sour and grainy note. Appearance was a very slightly hazy straw gold color with fluffy foam, looked nice in a kolsch stange. Light bodied with soft carbonation, this has a mild and delicate flavor of grain, yeast, and a slight herbal-straw hoppy accent. Finishes clean and refreshing. Worth a try, and will meet expectations if just looking for a pleasant light ale. cobaink2 (839) - seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 15, 2017
12 oz bottle acquired through trade. Nice flavors of funk and farmhouse flavors with a bit of orange peel thrown in. Really balanced and drinkable. dnstone (3625) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - OCT 15, 2017
Pours a slightly hazed golden color with white head. Light bodied moderately sweet.
Notes: on tap in Milwaukee
tatinek (65) - South Dakota, USA - OCT 11, 2017
This is an average American beer. Not outstanding in the least. I compared it to Pabst Blue Ribbon side by side. It is no better and in my opinion not quite as good. The main difference being a slightly slippery mouth feel as opposed to the crisp finish of Pabst. Only a slightly different balance. I actually preferred the Pabst. Bosco (356) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2017
Clear amber, sweet, decent palate, malty, reminiscent of earlier cream ales.
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$9.99/six pack 12oz bottles from Wisconsin Dal9000 (674) - Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2017
A traditional German lager under Reinheitsgebot. Nice malt hop mix with that cold lager finish.
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LagerBro mit dem kleinen FunkAusflug!!;🚀 Very easy TO SCHLÜRF !!! 355ml CAN from Scottie & the USA ;)...THANXXXX....
poisoneddwarf (2687) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - AUG 12, 2017
12 oz bottle from the variety pack, from Keyport Liquor in Superior, WI. Aroma is dough, chalky candy, corny, sweet malts, spicy. Pours hazy golden with a one finger white head that falls into a ring pretty quick. Taste is sweet and a bit spicy, flavors of Belgian yeast with bubblegum character, grain. Perfect mouthfeel. Not bad. I don’t see how it’s a cream ale, though. I’ve heard it’s a farmhouse ale, which is closer to what I’m tasting. Maybe it should be in the saison category?