Monday, March 1, 2010

Episode 7: Spotted Cow, New Glarus Brewing Company

March 1, 2010
Review #7

Brewery: New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer: Cream Ale
Beersperts: Scott B, Joby J, Adam H
Beerspert Panel Rating: 8.7
Available: Wisconsin

Notes from the brewery:
Cask conditioned ale has been the popular choice among brews since long before prohibition. We continue this pioneer spirit with our Wisconsin farmhouse ale. 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 cannot be duplicated otherwise. Expect this ale to be fun, fruity and satisfying. You know you're in Wisconsin when you see the Spotted Cow.

ABV: 4.8%
CAL (12 oz.):

Scott B
One of the best beers I've ever tasted.  Amazing flavor, a malty tang.  This is a beer I would drink ten or twelve of.
Rating: 9

Joby J
Tangy, I picked out a citrus aroma.  I would recommend this to anyone who can get their hands on it.
Rating: 8

Adam H
Little hop and no aftertaste.  Everybody should be drinking this.  Anytime this beer is available, drink it.
Rating: 9


  1. Best one yet. Love the interactin between panelist, "You'd be drunk". Let's see more of that going forward.

  2. I think you'll like our Bürger beer segment on Monday. That's our best in terms of reviewer interaction.

  3. Late on the comment, but great Spotted Cow review. I don't know if it's the mystique of it only being available in Wisconsin, but it's one of the best beers I've ever had.
    Speaking of Wisconsin beers, three I would highly recommend you attempt to review:
    + Capital Brewery - Wisconsin Amber
    + New Glarus - Crack'd Wheat (brewed spring/summer)
    + Ale Asylum - Hopalicious

    They all can be found throughout Madison and are a must try for any beer adventurer.

  4. Thanks for the suggestion Dan. I don't think I've seen any of those at my local bottle shop, but I'll keep looking.

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