Monday, August 19, 2013

New Glarus Brewing Company Spotted Cow Farmhouse Ale

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is New Glarus Brewing Company Spotted Cow Farmhouse Ale. This is another beer gifted to me by a good friend.  It is always great to try beers from different parts of the country.

From the New Glarus Brewing Company website: “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.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a hazy tangerine color with a thick off-white head and spotty lacing.
Aroma: Sweet malts, corn, citrus, vanilla and a little yeast funk.

Taste: Fruity and funky with sweet and biscuit malts, corn, citrus and a little spice.
Overall: Sweet, yeasty and refreshing New Glarus Brewing Company Spotted Cow Farmhouse Ale is delicious.  At 5.1% ABV I can see drinking a few of these on a warm summer day.  The drinkability is off the charts.  I wish this was available locally.


Mark Harvey

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