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Two Women Lager - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,194 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,194
Reviews: 266
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 48
Gots: 159 | FT: 4
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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Ratings: 1,194 | Reviews: 266
Photo of Graetzj
2.8/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Not what I expected from a Pilsner style beer.

Photo of rkat32
4.19/5  rDev +10%
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.

Photo of PTRAINOR
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

Photo of Joshuafzylatra
4.63/5  rDev +21.5%
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

Photo of outdoor7or24
4.23/5  rDev +11%
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

Photo of martyl1000
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

Photo of Chiefy770
4.38/5  rDev +15%
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!

Photo of bigbadbootydaddy
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It was a little bit above average.

Photo of Kraj30
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

the lager i have the most in my fridge... so solid for summer months when its hot

Photo of Gurman
5/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Good beer, excellent smell / color, great body, awesome taste

Photo of damndirtyape
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

Photo of johnnnniee
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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.

Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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.

Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

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.

Photo of rapayn01
2.7/5  rDev -29.1%

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.

Photo of cyclonece09
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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.

Photo of Redrover
4/5  rDev +5%

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.

Photo of UnionMade
4/5  rDev +5%

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.

Photo of Bangthedrum2
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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.

Photo of MDDMD
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%

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

Photo of bwood06
4/5  rDev +5%

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass

A - Clear golden amber in color. Nice creamy 2 finger white head. 4/5

S - Bready malt is the first thing to hit my nose. There is a noticeable crispness to the aroma. Biscuit and yeast are two other notes that I am getting. This beer smells light but also somewhat chewy. Expected floral notes from the hops but hard to distinguish over the breadiness. 3.75/5

T - Light malty, biscuity flavor. Grassiness shows up on the back end with only some light bitterness. There is a slight fruitiness right before the note of grass shows up. 4/5

M - Very clean, crisp, and dry throughout the entire profile. Nice light body. Moderate carbonation that mainly shows up in the very beginning of the taste. 4.25/5

O - Very drinkable beer. Very good body for this style of beer. Not heavy, but not excessively light either. 4/5

Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a New Glarus pilsner glass.

A - Completely clear dark golden yellow, almost amber-ish, Two Women has a dense white head with great retention, plateauing to a centered pile of foam that leaves lace shrouding the glass.

S - Opening with a touch of coarse grainy malt, Two Women mellows out to a slightly nutty, biscuit-like bready maltiness that's complimented by a gentle touch of Noble hop spiciness on the finish.

T - Crisp and clean bready malt flavor leads into a subtle Noble hop floral spiciness that finishes dry with hard mineral water.

M - Two Women has a smooth malty entry that immediately feels a little flat and lifeless from lack of carbonation before drying the palate out with a light mineral finish.

O - New Glarus' Two Women has a great story behind it, representing two craft beer companies run by women in a male-dominated industry but I think with all his talent, Dan could do a little better with this beer. Balanced hopping brings the tasty malts to a very clean and drinkable level but, I find the lack of carbonation to give the beer a somewhat slick and flat feel; it's not quite lively enough which would coincidentally reflect Deb's personality well!

Photo of mfnmbvp
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Acquired as part of the variety twelve pack that my mom gave me from a trip to Wisconsin. My second review of a beer from New Glarus Brewing Co.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - It pours a crisp golden amber colored body with just under two fingers of foamy off-white head. Leaves behind some thick moderate lacing. Looks very nice.

S - The smell is pleasant, bright, and appealing - floral hops, lightly grassy, herbal, light spice, and some citrus. The Bohemian malt is apparent. Average, but very nice.

T - Taste follows the nose - grassy, grainy, floral, herbal. Again, the bready Bohemian malt is apparent.

M - The feel is smooth, crisp, & clean. Easy drinking, light-bodied, with excellent carbonation. Lightly dry and bready on the finish.

Overall, an exceptionally smooth and classic lager. Very easy drinking with a moderate 5.00% abv. Would definitely drink this much more often if it was available to me in Illinois.

New Glarus Two Women ---4/5.

Photo of Billet
4.53/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic Lager, the best that I have ever had. It has a beautiful crystal clear coppery color. Smells and tastes very smooth. It has a rich dark color but a light body, great for summer. There is a very low bitterness, just enough to complement the malts. Can't say enough good about this lagered sweetheart of a beer.

Photo of Beric
4.01/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving: Bottle into pint
Served: 22 June 2014

Appearance: Significantly darker than I was expecting for a German pils. This one almost has the same depth of color as an IPA, but is more topaz colored than amber. Pours with a nice one finger head that really sticks around. No lacing.

Smell: Smells sweet and "beery" with a light touch of spicy noble hops.

Taste: Really a great pilsner all around. The malts are a bit sweet for my taste, but do add a nice breadiness and depth of flavor. The hops are assertive in flavor but not to the point where it is out of style. The hop-malt interplay becomes more complex as the beer warms, providing new flavors and a richer experience rather than the flavor being affected negatively as the temperature changes.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with medium carbonation. Feels nice and full on the tongue.

Overall: A marvelous craft lager from New Glarus, a brewing company well known for their traditional styles. This is a good US produced German pilsner, but I would have liked to see a more significantly bitter brew to make it truly old-world in style. Nonetheless, for lager lovers, this is a must try.

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Two Women Lager from New Glarus Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,194 ratings.