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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)
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great lager, from Riley's in Madison. Generous retained head on noticeable yellow. Smooth mouthfeel, something I could drink lots of. Light toast, hint of citrus lemon and lime. Mild but noticeable bitterness.Simple and nicely executed.Floral aroma.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2011 02:29:00 | More by Sammy
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

golden hay color with a huge head of nearly three inches that never seems to let itself go down coating the sides with some nice lacing and tons of carbonation. Aroma is light grains, bready notes, hints of l;ight clove maybe and a touch of some earthy grass notes. Nothing crazy but it does the job. Very light and clean flavor, crisp, refreshing nothing out the ordinary in any way. Was easy to throw down with a clean and refreshing aftertast

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2011 02:46:42 | More by mikesgroove
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womencantsail

California

4.33/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Jeff for sending me this one.

A: The pour is a clear golden color with a large white head and some strings of lacing.

S: Nice bready malts on the nose with plenty of sweetness. There is a nice yeasty quality to the nose and some floral and earthy hops. There is a bit of sweet apple and biscuit malts.

T: Bread and biscuit malty base give the beer substance and sweetness. The same sweet apple is there on the palate as well. Floral and earthy hops with a very slight bitterness.

M: Light in body with a medium carbonation.

O: A really clean and delicious lager. Great stuff.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2011 04:45:31 | More by womencantsail
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a clear bright golden color ale with a huge foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of cereal and grain taste is very particular and enjoyable. Taste is also dominated by clean cereal and grain notes with a light vegetable note. This is a though one to judge as it is not a style that I have easy access to. Body is quite full with good carbonation. Refreshing and well brewed with a different malt bill then I am used to with limited use of hops.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2011 03:26:11 | More by Phyl21ca
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It takes a lot of guts for a modern craft brewer to boast about the quality of a Pilsner. Anything less than spectacular becomes a lightning rod for criticism.

Two Women open with a solid straw, light golden color. Brilliant clarity. Early carbonation builds a moderate foamstance that laces well above the cotton white sheet. An overall nice look.

Mostly malty aromas are accompanied by light grain, spicy yeast character, light apples and lemons, and earthy hop aromas. Pilsner sweetness denotes itself easily with a cracker-like breadiness and soft sweetness.

Flavors of the malt/grain blend ride just in front of the sharper bitterness and with more intensity than expected. Light esters and acidity give just enough complexity to buffer the bitterness while the sweetness combats it on the malt side. To add to the flavor, a mild salty flavor seems to distract just a bit.

Mildly malt up front but the beer fades quickly, showing the grainy textures and astringency in the finish. Light acidity gives a much needed crisper edge to the beer that keeps the astringency from being felt as harshly as it could.

A pretty good Pilsner with much higher bitterness than is normal. None of the standard flaws are present but the salty, astringent, and bitterness detracts from the drinkability just a bit too much.

Thanks Cheezdawg!

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2010 02:33:28 | More by BEERchitect
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.15/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to BeerFMAndy for getting a nice box of New Glarus out to me. Served in a New Glarus tasting glass.

Pours a somewhat-dark golden color with a thin white head and a bit of lacing on the way down. The nose carries some bready malt and a very faint hop presence. I pegged this as a non-adjunct American lager, and was disappointed to see if called a pilsner. The hop presence in this is quite subdued, and instead there's a bit of light bready malt. Body is a bit too heavy for a pilsner without the refreshing dryness.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2012 00:42:40 | More by Thorpe429
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

New Glarus Two Women Lager, 12 Fl. Oz.

Get ready for more pompous, overblown gasbaggery. Here comes the label copy: "Four thousand years before Christ, Sumerian women created the divine drink of beer. Viking women brewed in Norse society. European Ale Wives were so successful as cottage brewers they were taxed. Artisanal women lost their domination of the daily ritual of brewing during the Industrial Revolution. Today's brewing trade is controlled by men. 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!"

This history of the role of women in brewing,leaves out one that still continues, and that is the brewer of sorghum-based homebrew in Africa. Let South African songbird Yvonne Chaka Chaka tell you all about it. (I hear this song about twice a night whenever we host African DJ events at the Blue Nile, which happens at least twice a month.)

Alright, enough, let's open and get to it.

Clear, amber coloring. Large, lush off-white head.

Classic Lager nose, cereal grains, low bitterness, small sweetness. All-malty goodness.

Taste: Clean, dry, and lightly malty. A hint of sweetness, gone in a wink, wrapped up with subtle hops. Slightly fruity, again, appearing for a minute, then whisked away. Quaffable, indeed. Simple, straightforward, with just enough flavor, to make it worth drinking.

I won't be returning to it, though. Not for me. I won't turn down a good "Classic Lager", but I won't go looking for any, either. My feelings on lagers have already been made plain.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2012 06:59:36 | More by feloniousmonk
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MasterSki

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to younger35 for picking this up on the way to Dark Lord Day. Served in a pint glass (limited options at (other) Dan's bachelor weekend).

A - Two fingers of creamy white foam that settles to a thin cap and leaves sheets of lacework. Body is a transparent golden color with slow-moving tiny bubbles.

S - Caramel, pears, lightly toasted grains and a bit of spicy noble hopping. Pretty nice pilsener, but fairly tame.

T - Taste is more muted, with light lemon citrus, a bit of cracker malt, and not much else going on. Not bad, just kind of dull.

M - Light bodied and refreshing, with lower carbonation for the style. Very smooth drinking. No complaints here.

D - This is a very good session brew, that was highly appreciated while sitting out on beach chairs on a warm summer day. The only real problem is that you have to go to the brewery to get it - and that it's not as good as the Bohemian Lager.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2010 13:42:50 | More by MasterSki
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

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

Acquired via trade from MilwaukeeCrusher, so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains bready caramelized malts, lager yeast and some hops.

T: The taste starts out with a hearty but not too heavy malt character that provides sweetness and breadiness along with the lager yeast. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this a solid sessionable beer with enough flavor and substance to make it worth pounding down for a long time.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2012 02:51:30 | More by TheManiacalOne
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emerge077

Illinois

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

Thanks to Milwaukeeclassic for this one, and for sharing choice brews at DLD...

Poured into an 0.5L Spaten mug, Two Women is a light pale gold, with a generous two finger head. It's creamy on the surface, with a soft meringue sheen. As the foam subsides, it leaves sticky suds all around the glass. Retention is good, and keeps a skim for the duration of the glass. A drippy crown of lacing encircles the edges, and looks as attractive as a Pils can.

Smells like apple cores and hay, grassy and a touch sweet. The hops lend a certain "German lager" association, especially after just having a Schlenkerla Lagerbier.

Bready malt flavors are there, with very slight bittering from the hops, which come across more hay-like. Fairly delicate with simple, subtle flavors. Body is light and fairly crisp. It's very drinkable, but for my money Bohemian Pils was better.

Paired nicely with some Muenster.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2010 23:53:22 | More by emerge077
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

At the time of this review, this is #11 on the "Top Beers - German Pilsener" list on beeradvocate.com. Bottle shared by Thorpe at a recent tasting. Thanks! Served in a snifter.

Beer is yellow and clear with a wispy lazy head of small bubbles, some lacing, moderate to low carbonation, looks fine.

Aroma is mildly noble hoppy with this nice crispness and an inviting yeastiness.

Beer is light in body and really nice, I thoroughly enjoyed htis beer, probably the best beer I had from them all night. A great lawn mower beer with a wet finish, no graininess or aftertaste, a nice yeast palate in the midpalate and great lead off with this subtle pilsen malt sweetness. The finish is good as well. Mild hop character, could probably get away with more hops in there without making it hoppy but overall I'd have this again.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2012 17:05:22 | More by drabmuh
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A solid pour into my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip produces a fat-three-finger thick, pale tanned head that even leaves some lacing on the sides of my glass as it slowly subsides. The beer is a nice gold hue that shows a hint of haze and a brighter gold color when held up to the light. Once the beer fully warms up it is a brilliantly clear hue. Ahhhh, what a nice pale malt character, and wait there it is a spicy, lemon-leaning, herbaceous hop note that kicks in towards the finish. The malt character contributes a significant malted cracker note, whole grain chewiness, clean wheat crumb aromatics and something that reminds me of a freshly made, white corn tortilla fresh off the griddle; this last is not meant to suggest any cheap corn notes that are found in many a cheap lager. The hop character, while not aggressive, contributes a very refined herbal character and spiciness to this beer that is much softer than the grain character.

My first sip yields firmly bitter notes, then a solid grain / malt character, quickly followed by a big, herbaceous hop note and more bitterness that adds a lingering bite to the finish. This is much more hoppy in flavor than the aroma led me to believe. Lemon like hop notes mix with a subtle pale malt grain sweetness to produce a really nice combination. This is a fairly dry beer overall; the biting bitterness of the hops ensures this. This definitely has the texture and body from the malt that is so nice, yet it remains very quaffable; it is somewhere in between a good German Pils and a Czech Pilsener in the body, but it is so quaffable; I could drink liters of this beer (though much of that has to do with the flavor and not just the texture / body. While not as apparent at first, because of the balance from the hops, the really great malt character from the nose also plays a big role in the flavor; dried grassy, huge suggestions of freshly crushed pale malt of the highest quality, suggestions of sweet bread crumb and, again, a fresh white corn tortilla flavor.

The grain character of this beer in the nose is exceedingly exquisite and something I can't get enough of; I really can't shake that freshly griddled, white corn tortilla comparison, it seems so apt somehow and so appetizing. Sometimes even a Lager can be quite sublime, this has to be at least a bit past its prime and it is still quite fantastic.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2010 16:34:07 | More by Gueuzedude
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as a nice clear looking brown color with a white head on top. The head settles pretty quickly leaving behind just a thin white film on top of the beer. The smell of the beer has some typical lager aromas, some light earthy funk to it but nothing unpleasant. The taste of the beer has a really nice smooth crisp flavor. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side, a little watery but has enough carbonation to keep the beer enjoyable. Overall this beer is a good Lager, for being just that it's a good brew and I would drink it again.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2012 03:25:54 | More by Knapp85
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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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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this back to back with Home Town Blonde, and this is smoother, while also far less hoppy and crisp. This tastes closer to a Vienna Lager by my palate. The barley is almost creamy, with subtle caramel and toffee. You might even mistake it for an Irish red. The hops just provide balancing bitterness to this amber lager. Maybe I taste a touch of citrus in the finish, I can't say for certain. As it warms, I get a touch of grass in the aroma. There's a little fruit, but I think it's coming from the malt. This is an easy-drinking crowd-pleaser, but also a finely-crafted lager. It's closer to Spotted Cow than Home Town.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2012 01:30:46 | More by tempest
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mdfb79

New York

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

From 7/9/10 notes. Had at a local DC tasting.

a - Pours a transparent golden color with 1 inch of white head and light carbonation.

s - Smells of rye, grain, spice, and bready malts.

t - Tastes of wheat and bready malts, and a hint of citrus.

m - Light body and moderate carbonation.

d - A pretty nice pilsener. Has a pretty standard pilsener smell and taste, would give another shot.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2010 02:27:27 | More by mdfb79
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kojevergas

Texas

2.79/5  rDev -27.2%
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.

Low C

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2013 04:07:22 | More by kojevergas
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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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Jason

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +13.1%
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 ...

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2011 04:42:49 | More by Jason
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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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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

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

500 ml bottle into a Pils glass.

Pours a crystal clear gold, with several rich fingers of bright-white foamy head. This retains with a tight 1/2 finger cap, leaving some thick frothy swathes of lace down the sides of the glass. The aroma is grassy and citric, with a nice little lemony zest pop and some light peppery spice coming out. The toasted sweetness of the Pils malts pull up the back with a stiff grainy presence in the back of the nose.

The taste has a bit more spice, with bright notes of citric zest and bitter rind emerging, as well as a touch of earthy grit. The breadiness of the malts mixes with the fruity middle portion of the flavor to give this some balance. A tougher feeling underlying grainy aspect to the malts gives the overall profile some firmness on the palate. This finishes with lingering bitter fruit, earth, and spicy dryness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a smooth crispness to it and an overall light and easy feel that seems to just glide across the tongue. Very nice.

This was a great take on a Pils, with crisp full flavor and a super easy drinking body. I could down bottles of this all summer long. New Glarus rocked this one!

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2010 19:29:44 | More by Kegatron
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Bighuge

Minnesota

4.58/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Clear golden yellow body. Bubbly white head. Lacing is quite full. Great hop aroma. Love the Mittelfrueh. Crisp and flowery. Biscuity malt nose blends in nicely. Flavor is very smooth and balanced. This is really holding up well with age. Crisp, crackery and biscuity malt base. Flowery hops balance everything out nicely. Nice accents of hay as well. Herbal and eathry. Body is medium full. Moderate carbaonation. Very good pilsener.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2010 04:00:52 | More by Bighuge
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

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

Shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike.

The beer is clear and golden colored with a half inch of white head that leaves sparse lacing on the glass. The aroma offers grain, light fruit, malt, biscuits - smells like a German lager. A tad sweet, refreshing, highly drinkable. A fine choice for a session beer. Light in body with appropriate carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2012 19:59:22 | More by Huhzubendah
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Inflatablechair provided this one recently... Thanks Sammy!! Poured into my small Grolsch goblet.. 2 finger white head atop a clear golden brew...

Aroma shows close to perfection for a good lite American lager.... grainy Pils malt... a good showing of flowery hops.. a bit of spicy hoppiness too.

Nice bitterness up front.. pretty dry still showing grainy continental malt.. Hops seem pretty flowery for the style, but the overall brew is awesome.

Medium body and carbonation... for "American" it is about perfect.

I absolutely loved this one... and I was surprised when Sam brought it over. Not enough American breweries pay tribute to their German heritage. Waving the flag for more lagers!!!

4/4/4/4.5/4.5

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2011 08:53:30 | More by JohnGalt1
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HopHead84

California

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

7/8/2010

An extra from the generous eyncognito, thanks Ian! This is incorrectly classified as a Czech Pilsner on the site, when it is in fact a German Pilsner. Take note. Poured into a Pilsner glass, the beer is yellow gold with a long lasting three finger head and great clarity. It's a beautiful beer, and this seldom used glass showcases the rapid ascension of bubbles to the frothy crown. Lacing is scattered.

My olfactory is greeted by a classic noble hop aroma, the glory of Hallertau, with a flowery and spicy profile that evokes images of a Bavarian summer. The malt is redolent of graham cracker, and is subtle enough to allow the great hop aroma to shine.

The flavor opens with a clean moderate level of bitterness and a big noble hop flavor with a light spiciness. The malt is crackery, toasted, and slightly bready, imparting a light sweetness. There's the slightest citrus presence in the form of lemon, but it's quite faint. The spiciness is more pronounced in the crisp and bitter finish. Carbonation is high, and the mouthfeel is crisp and dry.

A beautiful German lager bier. Crisp and refreshing, with an excellent hop profile. In a sea of ales, this style is often dismissed; what some call insipid and overt simplicity, I call nuanced and restrained complexity. I applaud New Glarus for creating another finely crafted lager. Please make more...

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2010 03:37:17 | More by HopHead84
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Two Women Lager from New Glarus Brewing Company
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