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Two Women Lager - New Glarus Brewing Company

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very good

1,119 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,119
Reviews: 255
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.09%
Wants: 41
Gots: 130 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

New Glarus Two Women Lager, 12 Fl. Oz.

Get ready for more pompous, overblown gasbaggery. Here comes the label copy: "Four thousand years before Christ, Sumerian women created the divine drink of beer. Viking women brewed in Norse society. European Ale Wives were so successful as cottage brewers they were taxed. Artisanal women lost their domination of the daily ritual of brewing during the Industrial Revolution. Today's brewing trade is controlled by men. 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!"

This history of the role of women in brewing,leaves out one that still continues, and that is the brewer of sorghum-based homebrew in Africa. Let South African songbird Yvonne Chaka Chaka tell you all about it. (I hear this song about twice a night whenever we host African DJ events at the Blue Nile, which happens at least twice a month.)

Alright, enough, let's open and get to it.

Clear, amber coloring. Large, lush off-white head.

Classic Lager nose, cereal grains, low bitterness, small sweetness. All-malty goodness.

Taste: Clean, dry, and lightly malty. A hint of sweetness, gone in a wink, wrapped up with subtle hops. Slightly fruity, again, appearing for a minute, then whisked away. Quaffable, indeed. Simple, straightforward, with just enough flavor, to make it worth drinking.

I won't be returning to it, though. Not for me. I won't turn down a good "Classic Lager", but I won't go looking for any, either. My feelings on lagers have already been made plain.

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4.45/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Pilsner Glass

Appearance - Bright Clear Orange with quite a bit of carbonation and a slightly brown 2 finger head. Spotty Lacing

Smell - Yeasts, Bread, Barley, Slight Lemon, and Malts. For a Pilsener, this one really doesn't have a grassy/earthy scent to it. Smells crisp and pleasant nonetheless!

Taste - Bready Yeasts, Lemon Zest, Floral Hops and Malts. The grassy aspect is in the flavor but not in an over-encompassing sense. Very balanced flavor and quite tasty!

Mouthfeel - While it's medium bodied, it's quite heavy for a Pilsener. Carbonation levels are perfect and give it a crisp and refreshing feel.

Overall - An excellent tasting Pilsener. If you're ever in Wisconsin, pick this up; You will not regret it

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of WillCarrera
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, no bottled on date, poured into a nonic pint glass. Thanks to BFro for hooking me up with this.

A- Pours a clear amber color, topped with an inch of creamy white head, leaves tons of great lacing.

S- Nice floral hops, bready malt, has a bit of sweetness.

T- Sweet pale malts, a bit bready, floral hops, has some nice grain flavor and some bitterness.

M- Light bodied, good carbonation, smooth and slightly crisp feel.

O- A pretty nice pilsner, very drinkable, good choice for an easy drinking session beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Two ladies. Bee-dle-dee dee dee dee.
Two ladies. Bee-dle-dee dee dee dee.
Two ladies. Bee-dle-dee dee dee dee.
And I'nmthe only man YA!

A: Full light tan head, and a body that is clear, and amber with a hint at tangerine.

S: The first thing I taste is a wonderful homemade bread aroma, almost like it was baked with a fire oven. Next comes a good amount of grain, a touch of earth, and finished with a hint of peppercorn.

T: You can really taste the hops, slightly herbal and grassy. The malt comes through with the same fire baked bread flavor, although it is subtle.

M: Medium light to medium in body, plenty of carbonation. It certainly dances on your tongue. The finish is a touch odd for me though.

O: Overall I like it, but I don't think it is something I would buy a lot of. The floor malted barley certainly adds an interesting note. Good, but not great.

Much thanks to my wife for bringing me this one.

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3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap tasted at the brewery on 4/29/12

A - Clear golden amber with 2 finger fluffy white head with good retention and abundant lacing.

S - Low-moderate pungency of spice herbal and floral hop notes and a bit of bread.

T - Follows the nose with a grainy malt taste and a touch of noble hops, floral and herbal chiefly.

M - Light body, moderate carbonation, smooth and crisp.

O - Highly drinkable, fairly straightforward great summer beer.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle sent about a month ago by Metalmonk; on a mild spring afternoon, I almost missed this one as it hid (right in front of me) on the fridge's bottom shelf. Poured to a pint glass.

A: Pours plenty clear with a look a little more coppery than your everyday golden pilsner. Good carbonation, steady and glass-filling. Head is a little short, not even a half-finger despite a forceful pour. A few freckles of lace and a slipping band that can't quite hold onto the glass.

S: A light honey sweetness over dry grasses. Somethin akin to honeysuckle at times. Strength is just OK.

T: Wonderfully balanced flavor, with biscuity/grassy maltiness and mildly spiced hoppiness and a clean, vaguely mineral finish.A touch of berry fruitiness. Doesn't break with tradition, a simply enjoyable pilsner presented here.

M: Fairly benign mouthfeel; it has reasonable crisp but lacks a certain flair. It also seems a little thin. Finishes clean.

O: Very good flavor and aroma compensate for a so-so feel and look. Very refreshing and easy to drink, which hits the mark with most pilsners. Happy to have tried. And now I can say that I've had 'Two Women' on the kitchen table...

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as a nice clear looking brown color with a white head on top. The head settles pretty quickly leaving behind just a thin white film on top of the beer. The smell of the beer has some typical lager aromas, some light earthy funk to it but nothing unpleasant. The taste of the beer has a really nice smooth crisp flavor. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side, a little watery but has enough carbonation to keep the beer enjoyable. Overall this beer is a good Lager, for being just that it's a good brew and I would drink it again.

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Two Women Lager from New Glarus Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,119 ratings.