Two Women Lager - New Glarus Brewing Company
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2.79/5 rDev -27%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
12 fl oz bottle with branded pressure cap and cute simple label art served into a Uinta pilsner glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are high; I love a lot of beers from New Glarus. "Lager." Brewed with Bohemian malt and Hallertau Mittelfrueh hops. A collaboration with...Weyermann? This has me worried; I visited Weyermann and had a lot of beers from their pilot system - most of which were terrible.
Served straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.
Paired with salted hard pretzels.
A: Pours a three finger beige colour head of nice soft cream, nice thickness, and good (4+ minute) retention. Body colour is a vibrant clear gold. Translucent. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Looks pretty good for a German Pilsener/lager. Probably one of the top 5 best appearances for a German Pilsener I've ever seen.
Sm: Hrm. I'm not big on the aroma. Light smoked malt. Grainy as hell. Grassy. Minimal hopping - floral only. A bit of bread/cracker notes. There's an off-note here and I'm none too keen on it. I also get some adjunct I can't quite place. No yeast or alcohol is detectable. An above average strength aroma.
T: It's a bit...salty? Yes, slightly gose-esque. That shouldn't be in a pilsener. Light bready notes. Grainy as hell. Minimal, imperceptible floral hops. The finish is grainier than the body. Slightly imbalanced. I'm just not a fan of how this is built; I think it's just my personal tastes. Simple and a bit bland. What little is there I'm not a fan of. A pilsener should be refreshing; this isn't. Not liking this, as much as I want to.
Mf: Smooth and wet, but it coarsens in the second and third acts. Slightly overcarbonated, reducing drinkability. Unrefreshing. A bit too thick for the style. It only sort of suits the flavour profile; this needs work. Not at all creamy.
Dr: Far from New Glarus' best work, but I blame Weyermann. I wouldn't get this one again, especially for the $3.99 pricetag here in L.A. Unfortunately, this is one New Glarus offering you can skip. It's not up to their standards.
Serving type: bottle
03-18-2013 04:07:22 | More by kojevergas
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3.71/5 rDev -2.9%
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!
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2014 22:56:23 | More by BeerFMAndy
Two Women Lager from New Glarus Brewing Company
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