Two Women Lager - New Glarus Brewing Company

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Two Women LagerTwo Women Lager

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BA SCORE
88
very good

267 Reviews
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Reviews: 267
Hads: 1,253
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 4.82%
Wants: 50
Gots: 189 | 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 jampics2:
Photo of jampics2
4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle into a snifter, shared with Paul during our New Glarus Unplugged/R&D tasting. This was the first out of the gate that afternoon.

New Glarus Two Women Lager pours a solid gold color with some orange and yellow highlights. The beer has a nice white, fluffy head and spotty lace. The clarity is relatively hazy and little noticeable carbonation is observed. This is a fine looking lager, but nothing about it really jumps out as exceptional.

That trend unfortunately continues to the nose; as I lean in to observe the smell I'm neither impressed nor disappointed. The beer smells pleasant enough with some noble Hallertauer hops and some grainy malt providing the biggest elements. I get a slightly sweet kiss of caramel and some crackery malt when I practically submerge my nose in the liquid. There's no real depth or toasted elements and just minor hops providing just a bit of earthiness.

The lack of uniqueness ends when I take my first sip. Now I get where master brewer Dan Carey was taking this unassuming lager. The tasting experience starts off with some grainy malt and nice slightly sweet grain. But this is smooth and not too grainy to be enjoyable and, also, some mild toast and crackers make this more alluring. A nice bit of flowery hop bitterness at the end seals the deal, making this an extremely drinkable and enjoyable lager.

In terms of mouthfeel, there is a nice medium carbonation and light body - this drinks just like one would expect a handcrafted lager from a brewery like New Glarus to drink. A nice, clean aftertaste with a mildly bitter peak ends the taste on a positive note. Very drinkable, clean and enjoyable. This was a nice change of pace and could be a perfect gateway craft lager for a BMC drinker. (1,753 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Joshuafzylatra
4.63/5  rDev +17.5%
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 (305 characters)

Photo of Chiefy770
4.38/5  rDev +11.2%
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 rkat32
4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
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 weatherdog
3.34/5  rDev -15.2%
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 (2,639 characters)

Photo of dmheinz57
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of newk340
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
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. (338 characters)

Photo of orbitalr0x
4.6/5  rDev +16.8%
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. (901 characters)

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.04/5  rDev +2.5%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Jason
4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
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 ... (556 characters)

Photo of tigg924
4.42/5  rDev +12.2%
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. (458 characters)

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3.1/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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Two Women Lager from New Glarus Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 267 ratings.