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Two Women Lager - New Glarus Brewing Company

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Two Women LagerTwo Women Lager

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1,001 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,001
Reviews: 249
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.83%
Wants: 38
Gots: 79 | FT: 2
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)
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Reviews by bound4er:
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4.4/5  rDev +15.2%

A. Much darker copper color than I was expecting with a two finger, dense white head that has excellent retention.

S. Nice cracker-like malt aromas with an inviting, herbal undertone.

T. This is just flat out tasty. Bready malt upon entry that doesn't leave a funny aftertaste that so many lagers seem to do. Fine grained hops add a nice prickliness to the finish. Goes down almost too fast.

M. Creamier than what I was expecting - this beer has a perfect feel to it without being heavy.

O. I didn't have very high expectations for this beer but it easily exceeded them. I don't mind a lager every so often, say once a month, but Two Women is something I wouldn't mind drinking all the time, especially during the summer. NG has crafted a great beer here - kudos.

06-23-2011 01:17:14 | More by bound4er
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3.33/5  rDev -12.8%

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

04-19-2011 04:59:20 | More by weatherdog
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-01-2014 03:00:34 | More by dmheinz57
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4.22/5  rDev +10.5%

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.

09-15-2010 00:42:37 | More by newk340
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4.6/5  rDev +20.4%

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.

08-18-2010 02:16:49 | More by orbitalr0x
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

04-18-2013 04:28:46 | More by loose5682
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-13-2014 00:53:51 | More by danthehopslamman
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

03-05-2014 04:08:24 | More by DaftPatrick
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

02-02-2013 02:44:04 | More by csmartin6
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

11-20-2013 00:42:07 | More by equinox1
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4.04/5  rDev +5.8%

08-20-2014 00:23:43 | More by chip26
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New York

2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

02-06-2013 19:02:30 | More by hopstetrician
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

08-23-2014 18:07:23 | More by 77apm
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4.33/5  rDev +13.4%

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 ...

08-08-2011 04:42:49 | More by Jason
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4.43/5  rDev +16%

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.

09-06-2012 18:39:05 | More by tigg924
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

12-05-2013 20:03:56 | More by Mugenlude
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

05-06-2014 17:38:52 | More by fenlop54
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

08-02-2012 21:16:47 | More by ryancl
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

04-09-2013 01:55:46 | More by NoetheMatt
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-28-2013 17:27:17 | More by westcott
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-15-2011 20:16:32 | More by grizmo8
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

09-29-2012 04:12:45 | More by NilocRellim
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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

12-23-2012 12:51:09 | More by Smidged
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3.33/5  rDev -12.8%

Amber in color with great clarity. Minimal foam on the top. Lively carbonation. Simple aroma of pale malt and lager yeast dominate the aroma. The mouthfeel is smooth and crisp. The flavor showcases the malt and is meant to be pretty laid back. A decent beer for a hot day.

08-19-2013 03:17:25 | More by Franziskaner
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

11-15-2011 03:17:03 | More by bpfrush
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Two Women Lager from New Glarus Brewing Company
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