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Two Women Lager - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,115 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,115
Reviews: 255
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.09%
Wants: 41
Gots: 126 | FT: 3
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:
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!

(Beer added by: levifunk on 04-11-2010)
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Photo of Sammy
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.15/5  rDev -17.5%
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.

Photo of nmann08
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.63/5  rDev -5%
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 their pilsner. Anything less than spectacular becomes a lightning rod for criticism.

Two Women opens with a dark straw, burnish golden colors and brilliant clarity. Early carbonation builds a creamy off-white lather that laces strongly above its tarnish sheets.

Moderately malty aromas accompanied a light grain, spicy yeast character, light apples and lemons, and then earthen hop aromas. Toasted pilsner sweetness denotes itself easily with a fresh-baked, cracker-like bread scent with elegant Vienna-type sweetness.

Flavors of the malt and grain blend ride slightly in front of the sharper bitterness and with more intensity than expected. Light fruitiness and acidity give just enough complexity to buffer the bitterness while the sweetness combats the bite on the malt side. To add to the flavor, a subdued savory toasted sweetness persists.

Medium bodied, the mouthfeel shows malt up front but the beer fades quickly, showing the grainy-sweet texture. Light acidity and calcium give a much needed crisper edge to the beer that keeps the lager from being too malt-heavy.

What makes for a full-bodied and highly flavorful pilsner also makes for a good, yet common, Vienna lager.

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of mikesgroove
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
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

Photo of womencantsail
4.33/5  rDev +13.4%
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.

Photo of Knapp85
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of largadeer
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a tulip. Appearance is more reddish-amber than I recall the 500ml bottles being.

Nose is very clean, malty and sweet, more or less in line with a marzen or Vienna lager. Has some nice honey and caramel notes, a little toasted bread and a clean lager yeast profile.

Palate mirrors the aroma, though it's a bit less sweet than the nose implies, though still plenty malty. Crusty bread and caramel, dark fruit, faint sulfur from the yeast. Medium bodied, fairly hefty for a 5% ABV lager. Clean, malty finish, not much bitterness or bite. Enjoyable stuff, but not my favorite New Glarus lager. I recall liking it more from the large format bottle, though it seems like a different beer now.

Photo of emerge077
4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of Jason
4.33/5  rDev +13.4%
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 ...

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

Photo of Kegatron
4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
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!

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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Two Women Lager from New Glarus Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,115 ratings.