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Two Women Lager - New Glarus Brewing Company

Two Women LagerTwo Women Lager

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BA SCORE
86
very good

814 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 814
Reviews: 240
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 13.32%


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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: levifunk on 04-11-2010)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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guityler83

Wisconsin

4.11/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pored into a standard pint glass it was poured with about an inch of head on it, but it quickly receeded and left a light chunky egg shell colored foam around the edge and sides. The liquid a briliantly clear light copper color.

S: Strong spicey noble and earthy hops plume off the top with an underlying malty bready grainy malt aroma.

T: Flavor is on the malt side but the bitterness is noticable and distinct. There is a sweetness that is coming through in the form of a muffiny flavor. The hops come though in the end with the noble spicey flavor and leave the palet with a clean finish.

M: Very light body with low to moderate carbonation.

O: A crisp, clean, hoppy german lager. NG does the style well, but personally I like the sweetness to be a little more subdued. Its not over powering by any means, just a personal preference on the style being more balanced.

Serving type: on-tap

08-30-2013 01:41:58 | More by guityler83
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mdaschaf

Washington

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes, had on tap at New Glarus.

A: Two Women was a light golden straw color, rather clear with a foamy white head on top. Decent retention with thin lacing down the sides.

S: Light grainy malt, a bit of sweetness, apple, lemon, and some earthy hops.

T: Light fruit flavors, lemon and apple, with some grainy and bready malt.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Easy drinking and smooth.

O: A solid pilsener, always a fan of these easy drinking and tasty lagers.

Serving type: on-tap

12-05-2012 04:15:40 | More by mdaschaf
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap tasted at the brewery on 4/29/12

A - Clear golden amber with 2 finger fluffy white head with good retention and abundant lacing.

S - Low-moderate pungency of spice herbal and floral hop notes and a bit of bread.

T - Follows the nose with a grainy malt taste and a touch of noble hops, floral and herbal chiefly.

M - Light body, moderate carbonation, smooth and crisp.

O - Highly drinkable, fairly straightforward great summer beer.

Serving type: on-tap

05-03-2012 01:48:23 | More by williamjbauer
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Lemke10

Wisconsin

4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap at Wedges in the Fall of 2011. It appeared to be about a 12oz glass which was $3.

Poured a light brown color that was still fairly clear. Had a fluffy white head that diminished gradually. I picked up scents of malts and yeast. The taste was malty with a little bit of spice and a little bit of citrus. Had a smooth taste that ended with a crisp, dry finsh. Another fan favorite from New Glarus. I just wish the beer coming out of the tap was a little colder.

Serving type: on-tap

09-28-2011 03:28:52 | More by Lemke10
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dhannes

Wisconsin

4.43/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had this last night on tap at a wedding reception. First glass (served in plastic cup) was just after drinking a home brewed APA...second glass was a bit different but still wonderful.

Brewers describes this as a "Classic Country Lager" and it does not resemble any Pilsener that I've ever had.

A=Nice amber color, leaning a bit towards the golden end.

S=Faint odor of sugar or sweetness.

T=Wow. Rather sweet with almost no taste of hops. Not at all bitter.

M=Excellent...a true session beer. Medium body and light carbonation means one could drink this all night.

O=The best lager that I've had in a long time. I'm not a huge fan of New Glarus beers, but this is enjoyable, especially between Spring and Autumn.

Serving type: on-tap

06-05-2011 19:21:42 | More by dhannes
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beinerso

Illinois

4.66/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: From bottle, poured a scrumptious copper with ample head.

S: Heaven. Biscuits, flour/flower, earth.

T: Smooth as hell. Light roasted grain with hay cut from the Wisconsin landscape. Noble hops.

M: Light body, moderate carbonation.

O: Absolutely delicious lager/pils. Such low community ratings for this beer confirms BA Rube bias against lagers as a genre.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2014 01:43:21 | More by beinerso
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, bottling date is 313th day of 2013. Poured into a New Glarus pilsner glass today, 2/15/2014. Finally I get around to reviewing this one.

App- Clear caramel body, nice 3-finger white head with great retention, lots of lacing. Very nice and darker for a lager.

Smell- Bready, a bit of lemon zest, grape skin some yeast spice. Lighter aromas that are strong in the sense that it is very pungent but not heavy in character. Nice noble hop character.

Flavour- Bread, caramel, toffee, yeast spice. Noble hops finish things off in a classic manner.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied, heavier for a lager. Dangerously drinkable even for the style. Perfect carbonation. Aftertaste is an earthy toffee finish. Refreshing, crisp and not too dry.

Overall- Very nice year-round lager, nothing I didn't expect from New Glarus. It's a nice mix of Märzen and Czech Pilsner.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2014 04:35:10 | More by Stevedore
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MarriedAtGI

Illinois

4.69/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Mostly clear, orange amber color, less than a finger of white head

S: Biscuity malt and earthy hops. Very rich and pleasant

T: Follows the nose, plus a hint of caramel and toffee and a slight sharpness from the hops

M: Medium body with good strong carbonation

O: An excellent lager with distinctive aroma and flavor. Can't wait to have this again!

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2014 01:23:52 | More by MarriedAtGI
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xmorgan

California

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a great middle of the road german style lager that reminds me of the bier your would find in the middle of the road anywhere in Germany.

I spent a lot of time traveling through and around Germany and this just hits that typical "Pils" you would find anywhere you stopped and got a bier.

The appearance from the Growler was orangish/red, not quite copper,

Smell: malted baked bread with the hallertau hop coming through.

Taste: Light bodied flavorful smoothness and slightly biter finish from the balance of hop/malt in this impressive take on the style.

would love to pair it with a snitzel

Serving type: growler

01-13-2014 09:54:27 | More by xmorgan
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rlee1390

Indiana

3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-Deep clear orange, not much carbonation, one finger head that tries to leave some lacing.

S-Very malty, lots of bread/toast/wheat but not much else.

T-Rather sweet, same bread/toast/wheat from the nose. Some grass and lemon as well.

M-Lighter, some carbonation and a crisp finish.

O-Much better than it smelled, nothing special. But for a style I'm not usually fond of this was decent.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 01:18:46 | More by rlee1390
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joeseppy

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours is a deep gold with ruby highlights with a decent enough white crown and some lacing.

Aromas of yeast, malt and mild hop leaf.

Mild malt sweetness, nominal hop and yeast.

Medium body with good carbonation.

For me this would be a better summer sessionable brew. Very easy drinking as I believe pilsners should be. Great example of a pilsner. There is a sweetness there, though, that may prevent me from drinking too much. I'll have to get more to really put my finger, er...tongue on it.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2013 02:36:33 | More by joeseppy
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a pilsner glass. The brew appears a burnt copper color with yellow clarity around the edges. A white film fades back leaving spots of lace on the glass.

The aroma is malty with a biscuit to bready character that is a little toasty with caramel and buttery diacetyl towards the back. Fruity and floral components are also tossed in towards the finish.

The flavor is buttery with toffee and caramel malt. Fruity and floral hops mix in with diacetyl and a touch of alcohol warmth. A bit of green yeastiness is noted towards the back with some mineral/carbonic quality. As it warms up, it starts to grow on me with freshy bready grain malts and fruity alcohol aspects.

This is a light bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. This seems like a brew caught between a marzen and a czech pils but leaning more towards marzen. Not bad but not great either.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2013 16:47:47 | More by stakem
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boilermakerbrew

Missouri

4.44/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a medium to deep golden in color and crystal clear. Average sized, 2 finger head forms and retains pretty well. Lacing is good.

S- Classic German pils scents are well represented. Grassy notes and a slight hops bitterness are prominent. Maybe just a hint of lemony flavor in there too.

T- Light and crisp malts turn into light hops bitterness. Great, classic pilsener flavors; grassy, hint of citrus, mild hops bitterness. This beer is what it is taste-wise; a great American take on a classic German style.

M- Light, highly carbonated, and crisp across the palate. True to the style, it's easy to drink and very sessionable.

Overall, I'm not a German pilsener fan at all, but this beer I am a big fan of. That's all there is to it.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2013 01:02:59 | More by boilermakerbrew
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pale light orange color with great clarity and bubbles seen coming up through the glass.

Smell: Bready pilsner malts, some pale malts, caramel, noble grassy hops, and cereal grains.

Taste: Doughy, chewy, caramel, and mild grassy hop flavor and bitterness. Very tasty and flavorful pilsner that is traditional.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, refreshing, light, medium carbonation, and a little chewy.

Overall: Pretty solid German style pilsner from WI. Wish I had more.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2013 23:42:49 | More by Flounder57
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours amber to copper with a thin off-white head. Spotted lacing sticks.

The smell is of softly roasted caramel/toffee with a touch of noble (Hallertau) hops.

The taste is of lightly roasted sweet caramel/toffee - with tart lemon with a bitter-ish touch in the finish. Clean and refreshing!

The feel is clean and crisp - as a lager should be!

A nicely balanced, easy-drinking, "sessionable" lager.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2013 21:09:22 | More by jwc215
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smbslt

Illinois

3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear, unexpected deep yellow-orange. The head was thin with almost no lacing needed some more carbonation - the only thing that kept the score down.

Color was a harbinger of the heavy malt sweetness with some date and prune fruitiness.

Nice balance between the nutty sweetness and earthy, grassy bitterness. Not overly complex or deep but good.

Substantial enough but the lack of carbonation held it back and did not much of a finish.

A very enjoyable pilsner but a bit too nut brown ale leaning.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 23:13:47 | More by smbslt
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alphagnome

Iowa

4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Pours a clear, deep golden hue with a thin, bone white head. Insane levels of carbonation with plenty of lacing.

Aroma:
Quite malty. Toasted grains and caramel, a bit of doughiness that vaguely reminds me of banana bread with a slightly metallic tint. Very clean.

Taste:
Echoes the aroma nicely. Toasted grains and roasted caramel with an ever-so-slight yeast presence. There is bit of cirtus detectable. Hops are grassy and offer a minimal amount of bitterness.

Mouthfeel:
Silky smooth! Very light and refreshing. Light body and incredible carbonation.

Overall:
I say this without hesitation... This is the best lager I've ever had. Easy to drink and doesn't fill you up - a perfect session beer!

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2013 23:51:33 | More by alphagnome
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

(Served in a strange)
A- This beer pours a crystal clear golden brown body with a thick beige head of cream that is supported by strands of bubbles.

S- The clean aroma has light hint of toasted malt

T- The slight toasted malt note leads to a tart hint in the finish but is otherwise very clean.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a creamy fizz finish.

O- This beer is very clean with hints of malt and hops but not much else.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2013 20:33:12 | More by rhoadsrage
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elNopalero

Texas

3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Prior to posting this I read there was 666 ratings. Oooh, scary!

This pours a rich caramel color with generous foam. It has a light malty-sweet caramel aroma that gives way to a delicately bodied slightly sweet ale with a hint of caramel. Two Women is a pleasing session ale. I did not think of this as a pilsner while sipping, however.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2013 05:33:33 | More by elNopalero
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.34/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into a tulip/pint glass.

Pours a dark copper color with a big 2 finger head with great lacing. Looks morelike an IPA than a Pils. Real attractive pour. The smell is big on crisp malts and hops, definitely showing this is not an IPA! The taste is very malt forward and crisp, but the Noble hops show up too on the back end. Very clean and easy drinking. Real enjoyable pilsner with floral and herbal tones. Lighter side of medium bodied, mild carbonation.

Overall a superb pils. One of the best I've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2013 15:14:01 | More by Axnjxn
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BWED

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a tumbler

A- Clear, light brownish yellow, with some more yellow highlights. Darker than expected. Frothy white head sticks around a 1/2 finger and produces some good rings of lacing.

S- Crisp straw malt. Bit of a spice. Smaller bit of skunk.

T- Really clean and very subtle straw malt flavor, with a bit of a grassy hop character.

M- Light body and the finish is very clean. A beer made for quaffing.

O- This is a solid lager. No characteristics make it stick out as amazing, but it was a good drink.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2013 03:15:55 | More by BWED
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Scotchboy

Idaho

3.54/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Continuing my New Glarus indoctrination courtesy of the inlaws - 12oz bottle into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint.

A: Pale straw with hints of gold, moderate head and some lacing on the glass.

S: Smack of clear lager yeast, clean malt character with some sweetness, fresh cut grass, very faint apple skin.

T: Faintly toasted grain, husk...suggestions something metallic? Undertones of malty sweetness, grape skins...Noble hopping is faint but identifiable.

MF: Refreshing and easy drinking for sure, thinner body with a relatively clean finish.

O: While it goes down pretty easy when cold, this brew still reminds me of something that belongs in a green twist-off bottle. Its something in between BMC and Boster Lager, which I realize is a large spectrum, but for me everything on this side of the lager scale just showcases why this isn't my favorite style. Still a fine offering and a good brew for what it is.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2013 16:07:43 | More by Scotchboy
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Franziskaner

Missouri

3.33/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2013 03:17:25 | More by Franziskaner
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Etan

Wisconsin

4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz into a pilsner glass.

A: Pours a mild amber with a large white head.

S: Fresh grain, light caramel, moderate leafy hoppiness.

T: Bready, a bit of nutty sweetness, light yeast and some mild hop bitterness.

M: Light-bodied with crisp carbonation.

O: A very tasty, slightly malt-forward pilsner.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2013 23:24:21 | More by Etan
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BurgeoningBrewhead

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into pilsener glass; golden orange with a fluffy white head that fades into a thick disc of foam after a bit, leaving some spotty lacing. Smell is sweet caramel malt, slight crisp hops, and some light notes of lager yeast. Taste is toasted malt, very crisp and clean lager flavor with some crisp light hops finishing out the end. Simple and delicious.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2013 02:40:10 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
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Two Women Lager from New Glarus Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 814 ratings.