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Two Women Lager - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

271 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 271
Hads: 1,267
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.94%
Wants: 52
Gots: 195 | FT: 6
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:
Beer added by: levifunk on 04-11-2010

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!
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Photo of Joshuafzylatra
4.63/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Exceptional lager..a very well balanced brew..I had this on tap and in the bottle..the tap seems to give this one more life if that makes sense..I am not very good at writing reviews but I have sampled enough beers to know a great one when I taste it and as far as lagers go this is one of my favorites (305 characters)

Photo of outdoor7or24
4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle from Todd, poured into snifter.
A: pours a fantastic brilliant white dense foam head, great clear pure gold body, stringy lacing
S: pilsner malt, some light floral notes
M: light crisp feel, some light resin sticks to the tongue
T: fresh grain, pilsner malt, dried hay, and hint of lemon near the end.
O: great offering from new Glarus, must try, little heavier than other German pilsners I would say (416 characters)

Photo of martyl1000
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hmm . . . It's surprisingly flavorful and layered for a pilsner. I'm actually a little disappointed since I was wanting a simpler brew to serve as a palate cleanser during a cellar-aged tasting.

I'll skip the real review, but need to mention there's an amazingly striking lemon juice element that fronts this flavor profile. (326 characters)

Photo of Chiefy770
4.38/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

New Glarus Brewing Company
Two Women Lager
German Pilsener
ABV: 5%
12 Fl Oz Bottle
Bottled on November 11th, 2014
Reviewed on January 27th, 2015
Served in a Pilsener Flute

Eyes
Pretty clean golden body. A bubbly white head formed and quickly collapsed, leaving a a fair amount of soapy lacing throughout. Visible carbonation with small bubbles racing to the top of the body.

Nose
Very bread-heavy nose. Plenty of grains. Smelled like a freshly baked loaf of bread. Subtle notes of herbal hops as well.

Mouth
Grainy malts led the charge on the tastebuds. Notes of bread and grain up front with hops finishing this one out. The hops were very subtle, grassy, herbal… overall earthy and light. Light bodied and incredibly smooth.

Overall
Be the instant hit of backyard BBQs by bringing a case of this lager! (811 characters)

Photo of damndirtyape
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle, date stamp of 2404 14:35. Served in a pilsner glass.

Appearance: Clear dark amber. Thin persistent off white head. Plenty of persistent lacing - sheets, strands and islands. Darker than I expected for the style.

Smell: Clean, bready, herbal.

Taste: Crisp, but not overly so. Malt show up right away with bready/cracker tastes. The malt shows the most in this lager, but it is balanced with a good noble hop finish.

Mouthfeel: Prickly carbonation, but not fizzy. Definitely thicker than water, but not by much. Quite smooth though.

Overall / Drinkability: A very tasty lager and one that I could easily drink another of. I wish I had a six pack of this as the beer is very drinkable, but I got this one bottle as a gift so it will be awhile before I can locate another. Overall, a well crafted pilsner/lager, but not as hoppy as I would have expected for a German Pilsner - the malt is the theme for this beer and it shows nicely. This beer went very well with food (Chicken schnitzel, green beans) and I think it would go very well with a wider range of food as well. A great overall lager. (1,135 characters)

Photo of breadwinner
4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tremendous bready notes out of this lager. Indeed, rare does an American style coax out such bready notes. Surprisingly dark color, plus those rich, bready notes gives this a sort of rustic look and feel. Really quite satisfying. (229 characters)

Photo of johnnnniee
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

12 oz bottle shared by MrBarleywine, thanks for the opportunity!
Slightly hazy medium golden color with a decent head. Aromas of rich sweet bready pilsner malt with hints of light fruit and extremely faint floral hops. Sweet bready maltiness without much to provide balance. Fruity flavor seems out of place in a clean lager. Easy enough to drink but needs some tweaking. (371 characters)

Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Solid Lager. No technical flaws. It would be nice if the beer had some more hops. The malt profile is enjoyable and the yeast created a nice mellow smooth beer. Reminds me quite a bit of mama's little yellow pils. (213 characters)

Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Has a light floral, grain and light malt nose with a hint of biscuit.
Pours brilliant dark amber under a 1" snow white foam cap.
Light biscuit, spicy grain and a hint of floral on the palate. Starts slightly sweet and then finishes with a pleasant dose of grainy tartness on the finish. Mildly bitter.
Medium body and carbonation. (330 characters)

Photo of rapayn01
2.7/5  rDev -31.3%

It's probably a terrific lager, but I'm not a fan of the style and this one is very malt-forward. Bad news for a hop-lover like me. It certainly has much more flavor than your run-of-the mill mass-produced lager. It has a fairly deep golden coloring with lots of lacing on the pour. (282 characters)

Photo of cyclonece09
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours red orange with a fluffy white head that dissipates somewhat quickly. Smells of nice malted barely, slight fruit. Tastes of fruit, especially berries, nice grain and fruit balance. Beer is light bodied with good carbonation. Overall, a very good beer. (303 characters)

Photo of Redrover
4/5  rDev +1.8%

This is one of those beers that I have on a fairly regular basis but have not reviewed….

12 oz. brown longneck poured into an imperial pint, the beer is a dark copper with a a beige head.

It has an aroma of grains, cut apples and some floral notes.

The taste is slightly sweet and grainy with a touch of toffee. The hops emerge mid-glass and add a complimentary bite. Beer is balanced.

The mouth is medium with lower carbonation levels.

This one goes down pretty easy and it is nice to see a lager that stays true to its roots. (541 characters)

Photo of UnionMade
4/5  rDev +1.8%

On our way through Rt. 90 across the great midwest, Wisconsin was a gem of a state. After countless hours of SD tourist trap desperation, our very first WI gas stop produced a store with a full aisle of New Glarus, cheese and meat sticks. After days of Wyoming evil eyes and South Dakota biker madness, Wisconsin was amazing. My first purchase was a mixed 12er of New Glarus that included Two Women Lager. I have to be honest, I wasn't expecting a lot after a couple bottles of Spotted Cow, but I was pleasantly surprised. This one pours a little darker than your average pils, and has a very pleasant, soft malt flavor. The hops are understated, but I don't feel like this is a nouveau-american pils with a blast of spicy european hops. I like that, but I'm enjoying the mellowed feel of this beer. It may not be flashy, but this is a rock solid beer worthy of attention. I'd happily host a BBQ with a few of these. (926 characters)

Photo of Bangthedrum2
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Classic German Pilsner. Not at all what I expected from reading the label and description. Overall nice aroma and mouth feel. Not much staying power of the hops at the finish. Did take me back to my travels in Germany. Will try again given the opportunity. (257 characters)

Photo of MDDMD
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%

A-golden color with a nice white head and good lacing

S-bready malt, earthy, little spice, light citrus

T-citrus, earthiness, bready malt, spices, light floral

F-light to medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp and slightly dry

O-pretty tasty pilsener, great summer beer and easy drinking (298 characters)

Photo of bwood06
4/5  rDev +1.8%

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass

A - Clear golden amber in color. Nice creamy 2 finger white head. 4/5

S - Bready malt is the first thing to hit my nose. There is a noticeable crispness to the aroma. Biscuit and yeast are two other notes that I am getting. This beer smells light but also somewhat chewy. Expected floral notes from the hops but hard to distinguish over the breadiness. 3.75/5

T - Light malty, biscuity flavor. Grassiness shows up on the back end with only some light bitterness. There is a slight fruitiness right before the note of grass shows up. 4/5

M - Very clean, crisp, and dry throughout the entire profile. Nice light body. Moderate carbonation that mainly shows up in the very beginning of the taste. 4.25/5

O - Very drinkable beer. Very good body for this style of beer. Not heavy, but not excessively light either. 4/5 (867 characters)

Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
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! (1,207 characters)

Photo of mfnmbvp
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Acquired as part of the variety twelve pack that my mom gave me from a trip to Wisconsin. My second review of a beer from New Glarus Brewing Co.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - It pours a crisp golden amber colored body with just under two fingers of foamy off-white head. Leaves behind some thick moderate lacing. Looks very nice.

S - The smell is pleasant, bright, and appealing - floral hops, lightly grassy, herbal, light spice, and some citrus. The Bohemian malt is apparent. Average, but very nice.

T - Taste follows the nose - grassy, grainy, floral, herbal. Again, the bready Bohemian malt is apparent.

M - The feel is smooth, crisp, & clean. Easy drinking, light-bodied, with excellent carbonation. Lightly dry and bready on the finish.

Overall, an exceptionally smooth and classic lager. Very easy drinking with a moderate 5.00% abv. Would definitely drink this much more often if it was available to me in Illinois.

New Glarus Two Women ---4/5. (1,024 characters)

Photo of Billet
4.53/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic Lager, the best that I have ever had. It has a beautiful crystal clear coppery color. Smells and tastes very smooth. It has a rich dark color but a light body, great for summer. There is a very low bitterness, just enough to complement the malts. Can't say enough good about this lagered sweetheart of a beer. (319 characters)

Photo of Beric
4.01/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving: Bottle into pint
Served: 22 June 2014

Appearance: Significantly darker than I was expecting for a German pils. This one almost has the same depth of color as an IPA, but is more topaz colored than amber. Pours with a nice one finger head that really sticks around. No lacing.

Smell: Smells sweet and "beery" with a light touch of spicy noble hops.

Taste: Really a great pilsner all around. The malts are a bit sweet for my taste, but do add a nice breadiness and depth of flavor. The hops are assertive in flavor but not to the point where it is out of style. The hop-malt interplay becomes more complex as the beer warms, providing new flavors and a richer experience rather than the flavor being affected negatively as the temperature changes.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with medium carbonation. Feels nice and full on the tongue.

Overall: A marvelous craft lager from New Glarus, a brewing company well known for their traditional styles. This is a good US produced German pilsner, but I would have liked to see a more significantly bitter brew to make it truly old-world in style. Nonetheless, for lager lovers, this is a must try. (1,145 characters)

Photo of joe1510
3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle
$7.99 6-Pack
Roy's Market - New Glarus

Two Women is a beauty of a beer befitting a gorgeous early summer evening. The coloring runs from polished brass to tarnished copper from the bottom of the pilsner glass to the crown. Clarity is good while an amber hue highlights the body when backlit. Carbonation is active and bubbles cling to nearly every centimeter of the glass before releasing to the pure white, somewhat soapy head. Spots of lacing are left behind after each drink.

Grain leaps from the glass with a clean, semi-sweet, bready character that's freshly baked. The longer Two Women sits in the glass the more robust and doughy it becomes. Hallertau adds a welcoming spice that when combined with the breadiness brings to mind rye. There's also a touch of lemony brightness along the periphery, very faint.

I can't say that the flavor profile shows any surprises the nose hasn't already let me in on. Doughiness abounds, as a matter of fact it's more along the lines of bread that hasn't quite been baked long enough. The hallertau spice is back again running from middle through the swallow while the breadiness is the star. Again, a bright lemon quality weaves throughout the background. Soft herbals enter the fray with warming.

Carbonation is crisp and zesty with a tongue scrubbing sensation. The weight is just short of medium but the carbonation makes it feel even lighter. A soft bitterness washes over the tongue just before the drying finish. The drinkability is way up there.

Two Women is a really well crafted beer. It's straightforward, satisfying, and off the charts drinkable. Clean and crisp. This is a beer I find myself buying each and every time I head up north. (1,711 characters)

Photo of secondtooth
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clean, light amber with a hueg head of slightly off-white bubbles. Lovely and detailed lace.

Nose is crispy and malty grains. Not spectacular but solid and quite faithful to style.

Taste is delicious and well-balanced. Malts dominate, naturally, but there is a nice and fruity citrus hops edge in here near the finish. Exemplary for the style, and a superior lager! (375 characters)

Photo of beinerso
4.77/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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. (364 characters)

Photo of Stevedore
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
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. (867 characters)

Photo of MarriedAtGI
4.68/5  rDev +19.1%
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! (354 characters)

Two Women Lager from New Glarus Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 271 ratings.