Two Women Lager - New Glarus Brewing Company

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1,120 Ratings

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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 grizmo8
4/5  rDev +4.7%

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5/5  rDev +30.9%

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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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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of ChopperSmith
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a long neck bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Clear deep golden color, almost amber. White creamy two finger white foam that faded quickly but left a little sticky lacing.

Smell: Nice and malty with a fresh baked bread smell and a little earthy grass and grains.

Taste: A very flavorful lager. I love the toasted malt flavor of this beer, tastes like fresh bread with a good earthy hops note underneath. Finishes smooth and clean with lingering toasted malt flavors.

Mouth feel: Light to medium body with good carbonation. Crisp and clean finish.

Overall: A very good lager (an easy style to make poorly), with a perfect balance of tasty malts and earthy hops (and neither overpower the other). Will definitely drink this one again...would be a perfect session beer, from the bottle or on tap. Another New Glarus winner!

Photo of WoodBrew
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A buddy brought home a bunch of samples from New Glarus. The Two Women Lager poured a golden color with decent white head that formed a slight lacing as the beverage was consumed. The smell was slightly fruity and pleasing though not a pilsner like aroma. The taste was had some hop flavor balance with the malt. The mouthfeel was medium body with good carbonation. I would drink this beer again.

Photo of mjpolzin
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was one I had never had from New Glarus but I had the chance tonight. I was a at a supper club for a gathering and generally a place like this is only going to have your typical macro brews. I asked if they had anything else from New Glarus other than Spotted Cow and the bartender gave me this. I proceeded to have 4 of them and although I was in a setting where I didn't get to analyze it too much, it was good enough that I kept having more and it seemed to go down rather easy. It goes under the category of "A beer that you can pound a lot of" which means it is good but it is not some epic beer that I would save only for special occasions.

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

A- A very nice looking beer. Copper colored like a new shiny penny and a free pour yields 1 finger of head. Minimal lacing. Very crystal clear.

S- Spiced apples, a little sour and a bit of metal.

T- Crisp taste. Warm grain, apple cider, and a touch of sour. A good tasting lager, really sessionable, probably would be a go to if I could get it all the time, this coming from someone who doesn't generally like lagers.

M- Crisp, refreshing, little sour bit that sticks to the back of my throat.

O- New Glarus doesn't make a bad beer imo. This is no different. 4.0 is good...and this is a good all around beer.

Photo of homebrew311
3.23/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: vigorous pour yields 2 gingers of frothy white head, clear gold appearance, head dissipates to a cm of head with decent retention, significant lacing

S: strong notes of corn and a hint of sour graininess up front, mellow earthy hops in the background, corn and malt dominates aroma

T: notes of caramel, bread, and corn, starts of with small amount of hops followed by slight tartness in the middle, becomes rather malty and sweet, finish is corn and stale bread

MF: light body, medium to high carbonation

O: seems to represent the style well, but the grain profile is a little off putting to me, the slight sourness seems a little off

Photo of keethrax
4.28/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Nice copper color, superb creamy off-white head that stuck around absolutely forever.

Smell: Fresh bread, toasty malt, grassy, some hops on the herbal side.

Taste. Still grassy and a bit toasty. Very clean. Sweet and bitter in nice balance. Some citrus on the back end.

Mouthfeel. Light and refreshing.

An awesome lager. Get some if you're in or going through Wisconsin. I always stop and grab something from the New Glarus people every time I'm in the state, and this one is another that makes it worth it.

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

Great lager, from Riley's in Madison. Generous retained head on noticeable yellow. Smooth mouthfeel, something I could drink lots of. Light toast, hint of citrus lemon and lime. Mild but noticeable bitterness.Simple and nicely executed.Floral aroma.

Photo of matjack85
4.58/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I got this 12oz brown bottle as part of a build your own 6-pack of New Glarus beers for $10. Unfortunately, New Glarus doesn't export their products outside the state, so if you want to try one of these you'll have to go up to Wisconsin to get one.

The beer poured a clear copper color with a 1½-finger white head that lasted about a minute. Very little lacing and no freshness date.

Wonderful smell of baked bread and rich caramel and roasted malts.

A delicious lager. Lots of bready flavor and toasted malt. Sweet caramel is also noticeable but the sweetness is tamed with a hefty dose of Hallertau hops which gives it just a touch of bitterness. Well balanced and very tasty.

Light to medium body withy crisp carbonation.

This is one of the best lagers I ever had. Another winner from New Glarus.

Photo of Lemke10
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap at Wedges in the Fall of 2011. It appeared to be about a 12oz glass which was $3.

Poured a light brown color that was still fairly clear. Had a fluffy white head that diminished gradually. I picked up scents of malts and yeast. The taste was malty with a little bit of spice and a little bit of citrus. Had a smooth taste that ended with a crisp, dry finsh. Another fan favorite from New Glarus. I just wish the beer coming out of the tap was a little colder.

Photo of mryuk
3.1/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

pours a filtered gold with little head.

smell is light and earthy...very pilsner like.

taste is very light and mostly malt with very little hoppiness.

mouth is very light with medium carbonation.

overall it was not very good and I was quite excited to finish and move on.

Photo of hwwty4
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to the in-laws for picking me up this last time the swung by Wisconsin.

Poured a 12oz bottle into my Troegs pint glass. This beer pours a golden amber with a big 3 inch cap that leaves just a bit of lacing down the sides of the glass. After about a minute, a good half a inch of head is still sticking around and does so for the entirety of the pull. The aroma is fairly complex for a pilsener. Candy apples mixed with caramel and toasted bread. Nice yeasty esters. Malt backbone is pretty prevalent with just a bit of earthy hops. The flavor tells you that this is a pretty malty lager. Caramel apples with toasted bread and yeasty biscuits. Underlying the malt is just a hint of earthy hops. Very clean and straightforward. Really tasty. The mouthfeel is clean and dry with a medium carbonation. This is a great lager by a great brewery. Definitely wish I could get this year round.

Photo of morimech
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear amber that is a little darker than most pilseners. Two fingers of head forms and has very good retention. The head settles to a thick cap. Large amount of lacing is left down the glass.

Aroma seems to be a balance between spicy hops and pale malt. Hints of cereal grains and crackers. Hops are spicy and earthy.

One thing I demand in my German Pilseners is that they be dry. This is not quite there and that keeps me from giving this a score above just good. The balance I noted in the aroma is not really followed up in the flavor. The malt with its sweetness plays a bigger role. The hops give a moderate bitterness with more of an earthy/grassy bite and less of a spice note.

Body and carbonation is standard across the board.

Not as easy to drink as a less sweet pilsener. Still well crafted and a very good example. One of the better New World attempts at the style.

Photo of MarvinTheMarzen
4.6/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I knew nothing of this beer when I picked it up but was intrigued by the label's claim of using Hallertau hops and bohemian malt was enough to catch my attention. The brew absolutely delivers, having a wonderfully blended flavor.

BA lists this as a pilsner but there is less brightness and more depth of flavor than is typically found in this style. The beer pours beautifully but has a muted scent. I would call this closer to a marzen than a pilsner. Definitely worth a try.

Photo of BrewerB
3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up directly at New Glarus Brewing Company on a trip in May 2011.

Pours a clear, orange-golden hue with a thick layer of off-white foam, slightly rocky and well-retained. Lacing.

Perfumey, floral hop nose with light lemon rind. Apple wedge in the background. Sweeter malt coming in as the beer warms.

Slightly crackery malt backbone supporting perfumey hops. Corn/vegetable. Mostly clean fermentation character.

Medium-light bodied with a moderate level of carbonation.

This might have faded a bit in the 3 months I've had it in the fridge but still refreshing, balanced flavor. Not the best example of the style of I've had but I'd certainly enjoy another bottle.

Photo of vette2006c5r
4.35/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Two Women Lager pours a dark golden color, with little head, but the head stayed throughout the beer. The smell was just slightly hoppy, and a bit strawery. The taste had a bit of hops in it, and a bit of spices, maybe a little citrus as well. Easy to drink, good flavor and carbonation, would deffently go for some more. Overall this is a great pils, very enjoyable.

Photo of flyfisherfinn
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Two Women pours very clear, with slight bubble action and very little head. This is a nice caramel color beer. This beer is very crisp and clean, with a smooth aftertaste and mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good offering from New Glarus and is worthy of your time.

Photo of Tballz420
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Two Women is a deep golden color, maybe into the amber range, with a small white head. The color was darker than I would have expected. Just a small amount of lacing.

The nose is loaded down with grains and has some nice, sweet malts as well. A bit of fruitiness as well, some apples, maybe a bit of lemon zest, and a bit of spicy hops.

Quite bready and biscuity malt start to this, and some nice grains as well. There are some light fruit tones following the malts, some apple and melon, and quite grassy into the nobel hop bitter finish. All this is going on in a pretty light beer, so it is well blended and pretty complex for the style.

New Glarus Two Women really gets the job done for a German Pilsener.

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