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Two Women Lager - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

272 Reviews
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Reviews: 272
Hads: 1,270
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.94%
Wants: 52
Gots: 197 | 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 Scotchboy
3.54/5  rDev -9.9%
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. (910 characters)

Photo of Franziskaner
3.34/5  rDev -15%
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. (272 characters)

Photo of Etan
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
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. (302 characters)

Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
4.36/5  rDev +10.9%
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. (358 characters)

Photo of buschbeer
3.54/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 FL.OZ. bottle
Served in a pilsner glass

A - It is a bright amber color with golden highlights. A rather easy pour yielded a mountain of fluffy, off-white head.

S - It has a very clean smell. I do not get a whole lot. A little bit of some floral hops.

T - The taste is very clean, as well. I get a little metallic bitterness, and then it is gone. It has virtually no aftertaste.

M - Moderate with surprisingly low carbonation.

O - This would make a good session beer or lawnmower beer. It is easy drinking, but not a lot of flavor. (540 characters)

Photo of confer
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep gold in color but not much of head.
Light hoppy smell with a touch of lemon.
Great pilsener taste, very light ton the hops. Light refreshing feel.
I could have this as an everyday beer. This is the fourth of 6 New Glarus beers . Not dissapointed in any. (258 characters)

Photo of KFBR392
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a burnt orange brown color. Good bubbly head which dissipated quickly. Beautiful brew, everything a Pilsner should be.

Smell: Such a rounded wonderful malt front. The hops are perfectly balanced within the aroma. Leafy greens are wonderful on the undertones.

Taste: Wow. Bubbly yeast which is absolutely awesome. Rounded with a lot of malt and hops which is easy on the palette. The beers warms up in the body and a single ouch of alcohol cannot be felt. Everything you should look for out of a pilsner.

Mouthfeel: Light, bubbly, a nice coating of malt is left on the palette.

Overall: Probably my favorite pilsner. I remember having this brew early in my craft beer career and having it stand out. A truly wonderful beer, one to search out and find. (773 characters)

Photo of Fcolle2
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: deep amber with a small white head. Looks like how a lager is supposed to look

S: dominated by bready malt character with a little spice from the hops.

T: clean malt flavor with a little sweetness and a slight spice from the hops.

M: crisp not to light and not too much carbonation.

O: all around very drinkable beer that is good any time of the year. (358 characters)

Photo of Treebs
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz. split two ways. Served in a FFF curved pint glass.

A: Pours a dark yellowish color with a white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin ring and film. Sticky lace is left down the glass.

S: Nice malty sweetness is combined with a honey-like note. Lightly hoppy as well on the back end. Lagery yeast as well.

T: Nicely malted, a little cracked wheat with some honey notes. Lager-style yeast with a mild hop bite. Grassy in nature.

M: Light bodied with a medium high carbonation. Clean and sweet finish.

O: A great beer. I can drink a ton of these. Awesome summer beer that has great balance. Will drink again. (627 characters)

Photo of jimmah120
4.01/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle with no date. collab between two wisconsin breweries

look is a pale straw color with a bone white head. retention/lacing is ok. smell is wheaty, yeasty, with a light dry hoppy smell. taste follows, along with the taste of signature NG yeast and nutty grain/malt. (275 characters)

Photo of kismet
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

thanks to my friend from rockford il for the 2 women sample. this beer is everything that a solid lager can be. to me, it represents the simple, yet fresh and enjoyable, taste that can be created with water, malt, hops, and yeast. it has a full, rich taste profile and goes well with just about any food from nachos to burgers. so easy to drink...i will gladly have this brew again. (382 characters)

Photo of kojevergas
2.8/5  rDev -28.8%
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.

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Photo of scruffwhor
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (530 characters)

Photo of gory4d
3.64/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours tan with a high fluffy white head - way darker than any pilsner I've seen. The smell is bread dough and green grass, with something sharp and almost spicy in it. The taste is rich and doughy, with some savory notes going into a bitter twinge at the end. It's a little thick, highly carbonated. All in all, this is a very good lager, but I don't buy it as a pilsner - more like a dortmunder or even a bock. I'd drink it if I saw it again, and gladly, but it's not at all to style. (485 characters)

Photo of sleuthdog
3.31/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into Founders Bolt Cutter glass

Pour: Pours a dark copper brown with two fingers worth of off white head. Settles down quickly to a small ring. Rather transparent while being a mahogany.

Smell: Smells crisp and has a big malty base. Mild hop presence but just a ton of bready malts. The hops do create some spice.

Taste: Very crisp, malty and bread like. The hops create a spice and the malt base is cracker, bread forward.

Mouthfeel: Light to just possibly touching moderate body. Moderate carbonation and very crisp and quite refreshing.

Overall: Ok beer. Straightforward but enjoyable for what it is. (615 characters)

Photo of TheSSG
3.36/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a huge, dense, white head. Huge aroma of grassy hops and a bit of sweet malt behind that. A gorgeous dark gold color. Starts with a nice grassy hop bitterness that builds into a medium bitterness. It sits at this bitterness for a few seconds (which is unexpected). A huge wave of malt begins to well up, and takes this into a smooth bliss.

This is a really, really smooth lager. It has a fair bit of hop bitter in the front, and the malt finish is superb, but I find the middle to be a bit lacking. I prefer the profile of Totally Naked or Blonde a bit more. There is a good hoppiness and maltiness, but the transition between those two elements is just not up to par with typical New Glarus offerings.
Don't get me wrong; this is a VERY good brew. But it's not New Glarus's typical level of stellar. (807 characters)

Photo of Naters333
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into my New Glarus Pilsner glass.

A-Pours a great medium copper color with 1 inch head that recedes very quickly. Maintains a slight lacing as I drink. Great carbonation, just like most New Glarus beers.

S-Malts, herbs. Smell is kind of underwhelming.

T-Malt, Slight hops, crisp and clean, refreshing, wheat bread.

M- Enjoyed the mouthfeel/mouthful. A very full bodied beer to me for a Pilsner.

O- A very nice beer. I have never had a German Pilsner, or not that I know of. So comparing styles is a hard one for me. This is a very clean, crisp, and refreshing beer. Not a very light beer, but something that would be nice on a warm spring day. (656 characters)

Photo of 312HopBomb
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Crystal clear deep golden, light head. Spotty lacing.

Smell: Crisp, dry malt with light toffee. Earthy hop aroma.

Taste: Balance of light malt and hop flavor. Not too dry with subtle malt sweetness. Fresh hop flavor. Everything about this beer tastes fresh.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and smooth. Very refreshing with light/medium carbonation.

Overall: A nice lager beer and a good choice for sessioning. (410 characters)

Photo of barczar
3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a brilliant medium brown with a one inch study white head that slowly dissipates, leaving spotty lacing.

Floral hops, corn, pilsner malt, and toasted bread form the aroma.

There's an underlying fruity character in the flavor, which becomes toasted breadcrust mid palate, finishing earthy and dry. Lacks the cracker-like flavor of pilsner malt, which was overtaken by the kilned malts.

Body is a touch watery, with carbonation on the high side.

Not your typical pilsner. Fairly light in mouthfeel, but the darker malts and unclean fruity character add more complexity than anticipated. (595 characters)

Photo of Braseltonage
4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a standard pint.

Gorgeous light copper beer with one of the finer dense, classic white pilsner heads I've seen in a while.
Malt dominates the aroma, bready, slight hints of corn. Moderate noble hop presence.
This is a fine example of a dead on old world pilsner, minus the green bottle. Wonderfully simple, yet fabulously complex. Really malt dominated but crisply and cleanly finished.
First New Glarus I've gotten my hands on and I look forward to more.
Well done. (492 characters)

Photo of beerrock
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is crisp and clean, much closer to a Vienna Lager. It very creamy and rich on the mouthfeel.The hops give it nice bitterness that I didn't think i would like but it fits the beer very well. I can crush this beer all day long while watching a football game. (266 characters)

Photo of tempest
3.63/5  rDev -7.6%
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. (624 characters)

Photo of zeledonia
4.32/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Yet another New Glarus lager.

Pours surprisingly dark, a clear medium amber. Has some orange, some pinkish hues. One finger of almost-white head, good retention, fine lacing. Pretty good.

Smells like a pilsener! Crisp, spicy herbal hops, laying over a delicate, almost invisible malt base. Those noble hops are the star, peppery, effervescent. Quite nice.

This is dang tasty. Comes on clean, finishes dry and crisp. In between there's a touch of buttery malts, but mostly it's just clean, pure, grassy. Has a light bitterness like carbonated water. Only a hint of spice. And something watery that actually works really well.

Medium-light body, fizzy tingly jumping carbonation. Light, delicate, with a delightful dry evaporative finish. Wow.

I really like this beer. Startlingly refreshing, crisp, clean. Spiciness is delicate, pleasant, but could be a bit higher. Just an all-around good pilsener. (903 characters)

Photo of Chaney
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Currently ranked #8 in the German Pilsener category here on BA. Thanks for sending this one, BeerFMAndy!

Served in a shaped glass.

A: Poured a crystal clear, peppery orange brown color with a robust finger to finger + head that clung to the glass as the beer was siphoned.

S: The German malt was particularly strong here, with a bit of a sweet, tomato juice quality that was strange but seemed to work to my mind.

T: Lots of layers here: Initially, I got sourdough bread, after a few sips, it got a bit sweeter and sticker, then, at the end, a yeasty, almost carrot juice component kicked in, followed by a twang of bitterness. Really nice.

M: Just the right amount of sweetness, which was spaced out nicely by the moderate carbonation. Mild, splotchy lacing.

O: Definitely one of the stronger entries in this style class that I've tried. New Glarus does it again! (870 characters)

Photo of MattyG85
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall New Glarus Signature Pilsner Glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep copper golden orange color with a moderate amount of bubbles. About two fingers of off white head that recede into a thin patchy layer. Leaves a lot of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A bready malt and grain driven aroma with subtle spice. Bready malts with good hints of biscuit, yeast, hay, crackers, and cereal grains. Subtle hint of apple fruit. Also some lemon. Fairly grassy and earthy with some noble hops providing some spice. A solid crisp Pilsener aroma.

Taste: Nicely crisp, malty, and spicy like the smell hints at. Toasted malts with a taste of biscuit, crackers, hay, yeast, and cereal grains. Notes of apple and lemon fruit. A decent Noble hop backing adds some spicy earthy and grassy tastes. A very good and balanced classic Pilsener taste. The apple taste is a nice touch.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very crisp and smooth with a fairly drying finish.

Overall: A very good all around take on a Germain style Pilsener. Good bready malts with a nice soft fruit kick and hop spice. (1,150 characters)

Two Women Lager from New Glarus Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 272 ratings.