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Two Women Lager - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

271 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 271
Hads: 1,267
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.94%
Wants: 52
Gots: 196 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: levifunk on 04-11-2010

The collaboration of two Craft companies both led by women, New Glarus Brewing and Weyermann Malting, is unique. You hold the result “Two Women” a Classic Country Lager brewed with Weyermann’s floor malted Bohemian malt and Hallertau Mittelfrueh hops. A tempting and graceful classic lager found…Only in Wisconsin!
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Reviews: 271 | Hads: 1,267
Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A : A two finger off-white head leaving a milky hot cocoa-like appearance on top, a centimeter thick. The body is honey-amber colored and 40% opaque.

S : Rich, roasted malts and pale hop with a hit of crisp green granny smith apple. The volume in the nose is medium to strong.

T : Bready and fruity. Grains rush up to meet the other flavors, giving a slight grit to the otherwise yeasty profile. The apple comes in at the end with a rich pucker and slight sweetness, and a bit of tartness from the skin. It almost finishes like a Redd's, but not overly sweet. It ends fairly bready. Belches are again, halved apples.

F : Light to medium bodied, with a crispness and light but appropriate carbonation. It ends clean.

O : I'd like to have a few more of these before knocking Hauenstein out of my top spot for #1 lager. It's not quite as refreshing but it is more flavorful. New Glarus has never made a beer I didn't like (yet). This is a fine lager. Why someone would drink a macro swill over this is beyond me. At least #2, if not #1 lager I've ever had (and I've had a lot). (1,081 characters)

Photo of Seanhillmusiccleaner
2.6/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Why New Glarus would put Two Women Lager and Naked Lager in the same sampler pack is beyond me. There is so little difference between these beers and they aren't special in the slightest. There is far better beer in Wisconsin. Three Sheeps for example. They do different, tasty, special brews that pop. New Glarus is getting by on reputation, undeservedly. (356 characters)

Photo of SaltofOH
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed 8-1-15. Threshold beer glass. Failed to note bottle stamps, but no date.

Appearance: Amber with a little head and no visible carbonation. Nice ring of white lacing as it drinks down.

Aroma: Nice toasty (pilsner?) malt. Not much hop aroma to speak of. Talk of noble hops had me excited, but I'm not getting it.

Taste: There is something in common with spotted cow here, slightly sweet, less so than the Spotted Cow. Slight sweetness, with nice bittering at the end; lingers slightly.

Mouthfeel: Midweight; significant, perfect carbonation.

Overall: Nice; I like Boston Lager a little better. This is clearly well-crafted, but just kind of plain. (664 characters)

Photo of golf_sierra
3.76/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Malty sweet. Surprising more depth of malt flavor than a pilsner. Definitely drinks like a much darker beer than it really is. There is some not so pleasant sour on the finish. (178 characters)

Photo of Treyliff
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into Pilsner glass

A- pours a clear deep golden color with a one-finger creamy thick white head that retains long after the pour, leaving some lacing behind

S- spicy herbal hop aroma with some floral notes, toasted cracker malt

T- Pilsner malt gives some sweet bready notes up front, spicy floral hops balance it out with some herbal & earthy notes as well that continue to the finish

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a thick and creamy mouthfeel from the retaining head, that continues into a crisp finish

O- super drinkable associated German pils (584 characters)

Photo of Czequershuus
3.52/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer shines like a buffed penny with a rich copper color. The aroma is classic lager, witha slight hint of toffee. This is definitely a clean, well done lager. (164 characters)

Photo of brentk56
4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours clear golden verging on amber, with a billowy head that delivers the lace

Smell: Rich bready aromatics - smells like a bread bakery; a touch of grass and lemon

Taste: The malt is the star of the show, here, with a rich, freshly baked bread character; the hops bring a lemon and grassy aspect, but the malt flavors are so robust that they dominate the finish; I also pick up a smear of honey on the bread

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I am having trouble thinking of this as a pilsener and I note that New Glarus makes no such claims; I would go with a moderately hopped Vienna Lager

Thanks, knapers03, for the opportunity (686 characters)

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.46/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

New Glarus Two Women Lager has a thick, white head of foam, a mostly clear, amber-gold appearance, a good amount of white, suspended sediment, and not too much lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of honey, barley malt, and bread crust, and the flavor is of the same, with some background corn and mild hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and slick, and New Glarus Two Women finishes crisp and easy drinking.

RJT (416 characters)

Photo of rkat32
4.19/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a New Glarus nonic pint glass. 315 4 Julian date code. Consumed on February 18, 2015 and reviewed three days later on February 21.

L: Pale to medium amber in color, strikingly clear, one-finger white head recedes slowly.

S: Grainy aroma, corn husk, bready malts, pleasant noble hops, toasted grain, honey sweetness. Reminds me of fresh baked bread. The malts really shine in the nose.

T: Very smooth with the malts up front and center. Hay, grass, herbal notes from the noble hops, very clean with a dry finish.

F: Medium carbonation, medium-light body, extremely quaffable.

O: All-around just an excellent lager. Somewhat reminiscent of the amber “Landbiers” that one can find in remote outposts in Bavaria and Franconia. Exceptional when consumed fresh. (797 characters)

Photo of PTRAINOR
3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is an edit on my previous rating/review. Pours a nice honey amber color and has a subtle herbal hop scent. Light bodied and smooth. Classic lager flavor with a hoppy finish. Infinitely drinkable. (201 characters)

Photo of Joshuafzylatra
4.63/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Exceptional lager..a very well balanced brew..I had this on tap and in the bottle..the tap seems to give this one more life if that makes sense..I am not very good at writing reviews but I have sampled enough beers to know a great one when I taste it and as far as lagers go this is one of my favorites (305 characters)

Photo of outdoor7or24
4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle from Todd, poured into snifter.
A: pours a fantastic brilliant white dense foam head, great clear pure gold body, stringy lacing
S: pilsner malt, some light floral notes
M: light crisp feel, some light resin sticks to the tongue
T: fresh grain, pilsner malt, dried hay, and hint of lemon near the end.
O: great offering from new Glarus, must try, little heavier than other German pilsners I would say (416 characters)

Photo of martyl1000
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hmm . . . It's surprisingly flavorful and layered for a pilsner. I'm actually a little disappointed since I was wanting a simpler brew to serve as a palate cleanser during a cellar-aged tasting.

I'll skip the real review, but need to mention there's an amazingly striking lemon juice element that fronts this flavor profile. (326 characters)

Photo of Chiefy770
4.38/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

New Glarus Brewing Company
Two Women Lager
German Pilsener
ABV: 5%
12 Fl Oz Bottle
Bottled on November 11th, 2014
Reviewed on January 27th, 2015
Served in a Pilsener Flute

Eyes
Pretty clean golden body. A bubbly white head formed and quickly collapsed, leaving a a fair amount of soapy lacing throughout. Visible carbonation with small bubbles racing to the top of the body.

Nose
Very bread-heavy nose. Plenty of grains. Smelled like a freshly baked loaf of bread. Subtle notes of herbal hops as well.

Mouth
Grainy malts led the charge on the tastebuds. Notes of bread and grain up front with hops finishing this one out. The hops were very subtle, grassy, herbal… overall earthy and light. Light bodied and incredibly smooth.

Overall
Be the instant hit of backyard BBQs by bringing a case of this lager! (811 characters)

Photo of damndirtyape
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle, date stamp of 2404 14:35. Served in a pilsner glass.

Appearance: Clear dark amber. Thin persistent off white head. Plenty of persistent lacing - sheets, strands and islands. Darker than I expected for the style.

Smell: Clean, bready, herbal.

Taste: Crisp, but not overly so. Malt show up right away with bready/cracker tastes. The malt shows the most in this lager, but it is balanced with a good noble hop finish.

Mouthfeel: Prickly carbonation, but not fizzy. Definitely thicker than water, but not by much. Quite smooth though.

Overall / Drinkability: A very tasty lager and one that I could easily drink another of. I wish I had a six pack of this as the beer is very drinkable, but I got this one bottle as a gift so it will be awhile before I can locate another. Overall, a well crafted pilsner/lager, but not as hoppy as I would have expected for a German Pilsner - the malt is the theme for this beer and it shows nicely. This beer went very well with food (Chicken schnitzel, green beans) and I think it would go very well with a wider range of food as well. A great overall lager. (1,135 characters)

Photo of breadwinner
4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tremendous bready notes out of this lager. Indeed, rare does an American style coax out such bready notes. Surprisingly dark color, plus those rich, bready notes gives this a sort of rustic look and feel. Really quite satisfying. (229 characters)

Photo of johnnnniee
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

12 oz bottle shared by MrBarleywine, thanks for the opportunity!
Slightly hazy medium golden color with a decent head. Aromas of rich sweet bready pilsner malt with hints of light fruit and extremely faint floral hops. Sweet bready maltiness without much to provide balance. Fruity flavor seems out of place in a clean lager. Easy enough to drink but needs some tweaking. (371 characters)

Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Solid Lager. No technical flaws. It would be nice if the beer had some more hops. The malt profile is enjoyable and the yeast created a nice mellow smooth beer. Reminds me quite a bit of mama's little yellow pils. (213 characters)

Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Has a light floral, grain and light malt nose with a hint of biscuit.
Pours brilliant dark amber under a 1" snow white foam cap.
Light biscuit, spicy grain and a hint of floral on the palate. Starts slightly sweet and then finishes with a pleasant dose of grainy tartness on the finish. Mildly bitter.
Medium body and carbonation. (330 characters)

Photo of rapayn01
2.7/5  rDev -31.3%

It's probably a terrific lager, but I'm not a fan of the style and this one is very malt-forward. Bad news for a hop-lover like me. It certainly has much more flavor than your run-of-the mill mass-produced lager. It has a fairly deep golden coloring with lots of lacing on the pour. (282 characters)

Photo of cyclonece09
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours red orange with a fluffy white head that dissipates somewhat quickly. Smells of nice malted barely, slight fruit. Tastes of fruit, especially berries, nice grain and fruit balance. Beer is light bodied with good carbonation. Overall, a very good beer. (303 characters)

Photo of Redrover
4/5  rDev +1.8%

This is one of those beers that I have on a fairly regular basis but have not reviewed….

12 oz. brown longneck poured into an imperial pint, the beer is a dark copper with a a beige head.

It has an aroma of grains, cut apples and some floral notes.

The taste is slightly sweet and grainy with a touch of toffee. The hops emerge mid-glass and add a complimentary bite. Beer is balanced.

The mouth is medium with lower carbonation levels.

This one goes down pretty easy and it is nice to see a lager that stays true to its roots. (541 characters)

Photo of UnionMade
4/5  rDev +1.8%

On our way through Rt. 90 across the great midwest, Wisconsin was a gem of a state. After countless hours of SD tourist trap desperation, our very first WI gas stop produced a store with a full aisle of New Glarus, cheese and meat sticks. After days of Wyoming evil eyes and South Dakota biker madness, Wisconsin was amazing. My first purchase was a mixed 12er of New Glarus that included Two Women Lager. I have to be honest, I wasn't expecting a lot after a couple bottles of Spotted Cow, but I was pleasantly surprised. This one pours a little darker than your average pils, and has a very pleasant, soft malt flavor. The hops are understated, but I don't feel like this is a nouveau-american pils with a blast of spicy european hops. I like that, but I'm enjoying the mellowed feel of this beer. It may not be flashy, but this is a rock solid beer worthy of attention. I'd happily host a BBQ with a few of these. (926 characters)

Photo of Bangthedrum2
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Classic German Pilsner. Not at all what I expected from reading the label and description. Overall nice aroma and mouth feel. Not much staying power of the hops at the finish. Did take me back to my travels in Germany. Will try again given the opportunity. (257 characters)

Photo of MDDMD
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%

A-golden color with a nice white head and good lacing

S-bready malt, earthy, little spice, light citrus

T-citrus, earthiness, bready malt, spices, light floral

F-light to medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp and slightly dry

O-pretty tasty pilsener, great summer beer and easy drinking (298 characters)

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Two Women Lager from New Glarus Brewing Company
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