Two Women Lager - New Glarus Brewing Company
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Reviews by scruffwhor:
3.96/5 rDev +3.7%
Thanks to Lukaski for picking this up for me on his last trip North.
Pale amber in color with a quick, off-white head. Pretty good bubbling.
Mild toasted malt aroma. Crackers maybe a little bread crust. Hints of grassy hops. Smells, crisp, flavorful, and refreshing.
Toasty malt forward. Toasty crackers mix up with grassy, earthy hops on the finish. Pretty good carbonation bubbling on the tongue too. Crisp, malty, but well balanced, and very easy to drink. Would be a regular go to beer if I could get my hands on it in IL.
03-09-2013 01:08:23 | More by scruffwhor
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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.
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
04-19-2011 04:59:20 | More by weatherdog
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
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
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
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
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
Two Women Lager from New Glarus Brewing Company
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