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Two Women Lager - New Glarus Brewing Company

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Two Women LagerTwo Women Lager

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281 Reviews

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Reviews: 281
Hads: 1,302
Avg: 3.9
pDev: 26.92%
Wants: 54
Gots: 209 | 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 by Tballz420:
Photo of Tballz420
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Joshuafzylatra
4.63/5  rDev +18.7%
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

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Photo of Chiefy770
4.38/5  rDev +12.3%
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

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.

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

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.

Be the instant hit of backyard BBQs by bringing a case of this lager!

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Photo of rkat32
4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
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).

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Photo of MaximalC
2.97/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours an extremely transparent, amber color with a moderate head of fluffy, white froth. The aroma smells of traditional, unadventurous lager: light, bready malt with some noble hops. Broad sheets of lacing adorn the glass as the beer recedes.

The taste is similar to the nose, featuring bread, honey, apple skin, and a potently spicy twang from the hops. The sweetness is very delicate and only barely manages to avoid getting overriden by the hops (even though the hops aren’t especially bold by hop standards). Light body and fine carbonation lend a slightly creamy mouthfeel that’s just north of too thin.

Overall, this is about as basic and unremarkable a beer as you are likely to find. It epitomizes what I think of when I hear the word “lager” without anything else attached, and would most likely have been quite at home in my grandfather’s basement. I’m sure it’s a fine session beer, but it’s not really my style.

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Photo of Seanhillmusiccleaner
2.6/5  rDev -33.3%
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.

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Photo of weatherdog
3.34/5  rDev -14.4%
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.


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

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Photo of dmheinz57
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of newk340
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

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Photo of orbitalr0x
4.6/5  rDev +17.9%
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.

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Photo of loose5682
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of DaftPatrick
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of csmartin6
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of equinox1
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of warnerry
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Todd
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.04/5  rDev +3.6%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Magister_Beav
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason
4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
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 ...

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Photo of tigg924
4.42/5  rDev +13.3%
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.

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Two Women Lager from New Glarus Brewing Company
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