Beer 151/365 – New Glarus Spotted Cow

Style: Cream Ale

ABV: 5.1%

Purchased at: Given to me by Chris

What makes this beer different: You can tell this beer was brewed with corn (like many “light” lagers)

Will I be drinking this again: If it was more accessible it would be a good tailgating beer

Grade: B

4/8/2010: Thanks to Chris for bringing this with him to the AC Beer show. I am always down to try some New Glarus. I wonder why their distribution is so limited? The demand is out there so what the heck?! Oh and why is this style called a cream ale? Doesn’t make much sense to me. Does anyone know?

I guess my nose buds are getting better at detecting certain ingredients because I could actually smell corn in this beer. After taking my own notes I later found out that corn is one of the major ingredients in this beer. The taste reminds me of a “good” Miller lite. You get that “cheapish” flavor you get with American Light Lagers, but you can tell some high quality ingredients were used in conjunction with the corn (pale malts?). By craft beer standards this is a bit below average, but I would take a case of Spotted Cow’s 100 times over a case of Miller/Bud/Coors Light.

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