Full Review
New Glarus Brewing Co.

New Glarus Brewing Co.
Spotted Cow Grand Cru

Category: Strong Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.5%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

New Glarus Brewing Co.
Spotted Cow Grand Cru

Category: Strong Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.5%
Brilliant minutely hazy old gold color. Inviting aromas and flavors of sauternes, glazed dried apricots, citrus and sultanas, pannetone, and delicate spiced vinaigrette with a satiny, bright, finely carbonated, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, subtle, swift spiced pear and cantaloupe, honeyed lettuces and nuts, and minerals finish. An elegant, diaphanous wit like strong ale with amazing precision and charm.
Tasting Info
Beer Glass Style: Malty & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: sauternes, glazed dried apricots, citrus and sultanas, pannetone, and delicate spiced vinaigrette
Taste Flavor: spiced pear and cantaloupe, honeyed lettuces and nuts, and minerals
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium/High
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Duck Breast With Fruit Compote, Baked Goat Cheese en Croute, Cotswold
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An elegant, diaphanous wit like strong ale with amazing precision and charm.
The Producer

New Glarus Brewing Company

The Producer
2400 State Hwy. 69
New Glarus, WI 53574
USA
1 608-527-5850
Strong Ale
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Serve in a Snifter
Strong ales are amber to dark brown in color and range in alcohol from 7-11.5%. These beers have a sweet malty palate and a notable degree of fruitiness. They may also feature medium-to-high hop bitterness tempering the overall sweet malt character. Beers in this category may commonly be referred to as old ales, stock ales or winter warmers, but this category may also expand beyond these styles. Strong ales are higher-alcohol versions of pale ales, but are not as robust or alcoholic as barley wines. These beers lend themselves to being cellared, and in some cases can develop complex sherry-like notes over time. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale, Rogue Double Dead Guy Ale and Samuel Smiths Yorkshire Stingo.