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Two Women Lager - New Glarus Brewing Company

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281 Reviews

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Reviews: 281
Hads: 1,302
Avg: 3.9
pDev: 26.92%
Wants: 54
Gots: 209 | 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 Flounder57
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

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Photo of jwc215
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

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Photo of smbslt
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

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Photo of alphagnome
4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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

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

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.

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

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!

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Photo of rhoadsrage
3.48/5  rDev -10.8%
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.

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Photo of elNopalero
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

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Photo of Axnjxn
4.34/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

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Photo of guityler83
4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

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Photo of BWED
3.42/5  rDev -12.3%
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.

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Photo of Scotchboy
3.54/5  rDev -9.2%
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.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.34/5  rDev -14.4%
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.

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Photo of Etan
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

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Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
4.36/5  rDev +11.8%
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.

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Photo of buschbeer
3.54/5  rDev -9.2%
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.

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Photo of confer
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

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Photo of KFBR392
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

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Photo of Fcolle2
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

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Photo of Treebs
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

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Photo of jimmah120
4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

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Photo of kismet
3.9/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.8/5  rDev -28.2%
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

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Photo of scruffwhor
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

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Photo of gory4d
3.64/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

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Photo of sleuthdog
3.31/5  rDev -15.1%
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.

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Photo of TheSSG
3.36/5  rDev -13.8%
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.

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Two Women Lager from New Glarus Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 281 ratings.