Style: Cream Ale
ABV: 4.8%
8 Stars

I am a big fan of Red Letter Media. They make excellent online comedy videos and movie commentaries and it is definitely worth your time to check them out. Anyone who knows RLM knows New Glarus Spotted Cow. I’ve been wanting to try this beer for a number of years now and now, finally having it in my hand, it’s gonna be great (it’s gonna be great).

This is a very pleasant looking beer. It has a very nice pleasant, straw-wheat color. The smell on the other hand was not something I was expecting. It has a strong pilsner smell. Dare I say, it’s almost like a sweet smelling Miller Lite. Shocking I know, but does the taste match the smell?

Short answer? No! There is a surprising amount of depth in this flavor. Even though I was wholly expecting a basic pilsner based on the smell I was shocked but the roundness in the taste. I feel like the type is really utilized and there is a strong creamy and sweet taste which really draws you in. There is also a touch of fruitiness which balances the sweetness well, making it not just a sugarfest.  I find this to be very drinkable. I feel that this would go very well with pizza, since it reminds you of a beer your grandpa may drink but it has a delicious wholeness to it as well.

I’m glad that I was finally able to try Spotted Cow. Not only do I finally feel like I’m in on the joke but I very much enjoy the taste. I can see this as being a very pleasant summer beer. You could drink a number of these with ease and I wouldn’t mind joining you. Don’t forget, email me if you want a pizza roll!

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