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New Glarus Brewing Co.

New Glarus Brewing Co.
Spotted Cow

Category: Cream Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 4.8%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

New Glarus Brewing Co.
Spotted Cow

Category: Cream Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 4.8%
Minutely hazy light gold color. Aromas and flavors of roasted corn and plantain, toasted panettone, spiced candied nuts and apples, and floral honey and egg whites with a supple, bright, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and an even, appealing, long mesclun and Hawaiian bread finish. A delicious, artfully crafted cream ale with great flavor, length, and perfect poise.
Tasting Info
Beer Glass Style: Malty, Smooth & Mild & Crisp & Light
Aroma Aroma: roasted corn and plantain, toasted panettone, spiced candied nuts and apples, and floral honey and egg whites
Taste Flavor: mesclun and Hawaiian bread
Bitterness Bitterness: Faint
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Margherita Pizza, Havarti
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicious, artfully crafted cream ale with great flavor, length, and perfect poise.
The Producer

New Glarus Brewing Company

The Producer
2400 State Hwy. 69
New Glarus, WI 53574
USA
1 608-527-5850
Cream Ale
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Cream ales are pale in color and range from 4-5.5% in alcohol. These beers are generally more carbonated and hopped than light lagers. Cream ale is a North American specialty that is somewhat of a hybrid in style. Despite the name, many brewers use both ale and lager yeasts for fermentation. This style is fermented similar to ales at warm temperatures, but then lagered at colder temperatures. The resulting brew has the unchallenging, crisp characteristics of a light pale lager, but is endowed with a hint of the aromatic complexities that ales provide. Noteworthy examples of this style include: New Glarus Spotted Cow, Reuben’s Brews Cream Ale, Little Kings Cream Ale and Granville Island Kitsilano Maple Cream Ale.