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Two Women Lager - New Glarus Brewing Company

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1,029 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,029
Reviews: 251
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 38
Gots: 91 | 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 tempest
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

tempest, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of Smidged
4.75/5  rDev +24%

Smidged, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of JohnBoyMilwaukee
4.75/5  rDev +24%

JohnBoyMilwaukee, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of ccozzi
3/5  rDev -21.7%

ccozzi, Dec 21, 2012
Photo of zeledonia
4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
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.

zeledonia, Dec 21, 2012
Photo of Zymocenosilicaphobic
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Zymocenosilicaphobic, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of BRD14
4/5  rDev +4.4%

BRD14, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of Chaney
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
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!

Chaney, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of MattyG85
4.23/5  rDev +10.4%
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.

MattyG85, Dec 12, 2012
Photo of schoon
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

schoon, Dec 12, 2012
Photo of Jon
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Jon, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of cet128
4/5  rDev +4.4%

cet128, Dec 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Vogie, Dec 05, 2012
Photo of mdaschaf
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes, had on tap at New Glarus.

A: Two Women was a light golden straw color, rather clear with a foamy white head on top. Decent retention with thin lacing down the sides.

S: Light grainy malt, a bit of sweetness, apple, lemon, and some earthy hops.

T: Light fruit flavors, lemon and apple, with some grainy and bready malt.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Easy drinking and smooth.

O: A solid pilsener, always a fan of these easy drinking and tasty lagers.

mdaschaf, Dec 05, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

JellyJacket, Dec 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

BYOFB, Dec 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

jsprain1, Nov 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

JALIEN, Nov 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

CaryBrew92, Nov 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

WaywardSeaman, Nov 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

AlexHBrown, Nov 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

t0rin0, Nov 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

kirbmeist, Nov 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Nanigoat, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of KTCamm
3.38/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Pours medium dark amber with 1/4 inch white foam. Almost see through. Very light malt smell - like a an ale trying to fight through the lager. Maybe mild corn too. Very mild light flavor, with a light hop. Everything in moderation. Flavorful lager, simple.

KTCamm, Nov 12, 2012
Two Women Lager from New Glarus Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,029 ratings.