Two Women Lager - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,120 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,120
Reviews: 255
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.09%
Wants: 41
Gots: 131 | 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 cosine
3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of Naters333
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of 312HopBomb
4.28/5  rDev +12%
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.

Photo of barczar
3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

Photo of Braseltonage
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of beerrock
4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

Photo of tempest
3.63/5  rDev -5%
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.

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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of zeledonia
4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Chaney
4.05/5  rDev +6%
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!

Photo of MattyG85
4.23/5  rDev +10.7%
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.

Two Women Lager from New Glarus Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,120 ratings.