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Two Women Lager - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,098 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,098
Reviews: 255
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.09%
Wants: 41
Gots: 118 | FT: 3
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:
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!

(Beer added by: levifunk on 04-11-2010)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,098 | Reviews: 255 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Tballz420:
Photo of Tballz420
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Two Women is a deep golden color, maybe into the amber range, with a small white head. The color was darker than I would have expected. Just a small amount of lacing.

The nose is loaded down with grains and has some nice, sweet malts as well. A bit of fruitiness as well, some apples, maybe a bit of lemon zest, and a bit of spicy hops.

Quite bready and biscuity malt start to this, and some nice grains as well. There are some light fruit tones following the malts, some apple and melon, and quite grassy into the nobel hop bitter finish. All this is going on in a pretty light beer, so it is well blended and pretty complex for the style.

New Glarus Two Women really gets the job done for a German Pilsener.

Tballz420, Aug 30, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of weatherdog
3.33/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

4/18/11 re-review from fresh 12oz. bottle

I'm not going to do a full review, just note the changes I noticed from the different bottlings.

The color appears to be a little darker, moving into the copper/gold stage, still a fluffy white long lasting head with tons of tiny carbonation drops.

The aroma is nearly devoid of any hop aroma, just a ton of toasted bread malt aroma coming off from this beer. Very sad to see the hops seemingly dialed back for this mass release.

The flavor is a balance between the toasted malt and some earthy medium bitterness hops. I'm glad to taste the hops in the flavor but I still feel like it is more restrained than the original.

Mouthfeel and carbonation are once again awesome. Crisp and clean with lots of bubbles.

Overall I am very disappointed in this release. Like many of the latest New Glarus lagers this one seems dumbed down and playing it safe. To me it tastes much closer to a slightly toasted Munich Helles or Vienna than a German Pils. I know in the almost year it has been since I had the original my palate, especially for lagers, has developed considerably. Still, even taking that into account I can't believe my original impression would be so drastically different without just cause.

New Glarus lagers can be mind blowing (Edel-Pils, Bohemian Lager) so it really disappoints me when I taste this new offering.

ORIGINAL REVIEW FROM 4/29/2010

A big thanks to Chris for picking this up for me on his way to DLD 2010. Opened during a tasting with Tony and Eric.

500 mL bottle poured into a tulip glass

It poured a crystal clear bright gold with a brilliant white head that lasted for a while. A low amount of lacing was present.

The aroma was heavily dominated by that great crisp pilsner malt smell with just a little of that grassy German noble hop smell.

Man this beer tastes like everything a well made lager should be. the taste of mildly sweet crisp pilsner malt is very present with just a touch of bitterness for balance. I'm still don't feel that I've had enough well made lagers to properly describe the tastes in any meaningful way but this one is great.

This beer is very light and effervescent on the tongue. It's extremely drinkable and really refreshing.

While this beer is relatively expensive, and would not be a regular purchase if it was available in stores, I completely understand the $5/bottle for a brewery only release in the same special expensive bottles used for R&D #1. I wish they would release a year round high quality lager like this or the unplugged bohemian lager at their normal 6-pack price.

Original 500mL bottle score 4/4/4.5/4.5/5

weatherdog, Apr 19, 2011
Photo of dmheinz57
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

dmheinz57, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of newk340
4.22/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: a translucent golden amber topped by a thin foam ring.

S: faint hints of hops and malts but rather unassuming on the whole.

T: an immediate flash of malts with a tingling hop aftertaste that is as brief as the swallow.

MF/D: a very smooth lager that leaves the palate wanting more following each sip, certainly a sessionable 8% abv.

newk340, Sep 15, 2010
Photo of orbitalr0x
4.6/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

500ml bottle pours into my glass a brilliant clear golden yellow with good active carbonation and two fingers of bubbly, creamy white head sitting solidly on top of the brew. Aromas start off with bright, crisp malts upfront. The slightly sweet grain aroma is fresh and enticing. Herbal, slightly spicy hops along with a bit of an earthiness. Really nice.

First sip brings bright crisp malts upfront with a nice residual sweetness and a sun dried grain accent. Herbal, grassy hops meld in with a touch of spiciness. Super well balanced with a great flavor profile.

Mouthfeel is smooth and crisp with creamy carbonation. Overall it's just really refreshing and a pleasure to drink. I could drink a large amount of this very easily with a smile on my face. I know the ingredients and process for this one were a bit more expensive, but it would be a joy to have in six packs. A really well done lager.

orbitalr0x, Aug 18, 2010
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

loose5682, Apr 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

danthehopslamman, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of DaftPatrick
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

DaftPatrick, Mar 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

csmartin6, Feb 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

equinox1, Nov 20, 2013
Photo of Todd
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Todd, Friday at 04:42 PM
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4.04/5  rDev +5.8%

chip26, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of TTripp725
3/5  rDev -21.5%

TTripp725, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of hopstetrician
2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

hopstetrician, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of 77apm
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

77apm, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of Jason
4.33/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

Color: Shiny copper, impressive head.

Smell: Stunning malty nose. Grape skin, fine tooled malt, light toasted grain, dried grass and fresh baked pita bread. Hallertau hopping is pleasant.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Big on smoothness, lighter body. Bucket load of fresh cut grass, toasted grain and that Weyermann malt trait like no other. Noble hoppiness, bitterness is clutch and flavor enhances. Clean from start to finish.

Overall: Without a doubt the malt used for this brew helped make it a stellar lager. Wow ...

Jason, Aug 08, 2011
Photo of tigg924
4.43/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass

Appearance: 1 inch head, high carbonation, copper in color, clear

Smell: caramel, rye, and toasted malt

Taste: grass, caramel, pale malt, meadow, and a touch of rye

Mouthfeel: super light body, sweet with a touch of bitterness, high carbonation

Overall: A nice malty, and light treat. I like the caramel and the complexity of this one. I would certainly have this stocked in my fridge if I could get it easily.

tigg924, Sep 06, 2012
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3.1/5  rDev -18.8%

Torey, Nov 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

Mugenlude, Dec 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

fenlop54, May 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

ryancl, Aug 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

NoetheMatt, Apr 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

westcott, Jul 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

grizmo8, Nov 15, 2011
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

NilocRellim, Sep 29, 2012
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Two Women Lager from New Glarus Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,098 ratings.