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Two Women Lager | New Glarus Brewing Company

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299 Reviews
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Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States | website

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

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!

Added by levifunk on 04-11-2010

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Photo of Bangthedrum2
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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.

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Photo of MDDMD
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%

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

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Photo of bwood06
4/5  rDev +2.6%

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

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
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!

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Photo of mfnmbvp
4/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

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Photo of Billet
4.53/5  rDev +16.2%
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.

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Photo of Beric
4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

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Photo of joe1510
3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

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Photo of secondtooth
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
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!

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Photo of larryarms847
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a golden yellow with a finger of frothy white foam.

Fresh grains, toasted malts, slightly earthy hop notes.

Slightly spicy noble hops, biscuity, toasted grains.

Light-bodied, medium-high carbonation, crisp, grainy.

Overall, a pretty light and nuanced beer but crisp and refreshing.

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Photo of beinerso
4.77/5  rDev +22.3%
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.

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Photo of Stevedore
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

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Photo of MarriedAtGI
4.68/5  rDev +20%
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!

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Photo of xmorgan
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a great middle of the road german style lager that reminds me of the bier your would find in the middle of the road anywhere in Germany.

I spent a lot of time traveling through and around Germany and this just hits that typical "Pils" you would find anywhere you stopped and got a bier.

The appearance from the Growler was orangish/red, not quite copper,

Smell: malted baked bread with the hallertau hop coming through.

Taste: Light bodied flavorful smoothness and slightly biter finish from the balance of hop/malt in this impressive take on the style.

would love to pair it with a snitzel

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Photo of rlee1390
3.82/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-Deep clear orange, not much carbonation, one finger head that tries to leave some lacing.

S-Very malty, lots of bread/toast/wheat but not much else.

T-Rather sweet, same bread/toast/wheat from the nose. Some grass and lemon as well.

M-Lighter, some carbonation and a crisp finish.

O-Much better than it smelled, nothing special. But for a style I'm not usually fond of this was decent.

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Photo of joeseppy
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours is a deep gold with ruby highlights with a decent enough white crown and some lacing.

Aromas of yeast, malt and mild hop leaf.

Mild malt sweetness, nominal hop and yeast.

Medium body with good carbonation.

For me this would be a better summer sessionable brew. Very easy drinking as I believe pilsners should be. Great example of a pilsner. There is a sweetness there, though, that may prevent me from drinking too much. I'll have to get more to really put my finger, er...tongue on it.

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Photo of stakem
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

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Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a medium to deep golden in color and crystal clear. Average sized, 2 finger head forms and retains pretty well. Lacing is good.

S- Classic German pils scents are well represented. Grassy notes and a slight hops bitterness are prominent. Maybe just a hint of lemony flavor in there too.

T- Light and crisp malts turn into light hops bitterness. Great, classic pilsener flavors; grassy, hint of citrus, mild hops bitterness. This beer is what it is taste-wise; a great American take on a classic German style.

M- Light, highly carbonated, and crisp across the palate. True to the style, it's easy to drink and very sessionable.

Overall, I'm not a German pilsener fan at all, but this beer I am a big fan of. That's all there is to it.

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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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Two Women Lager from New Glarus Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 299 ratings.