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Totally Naked - New Glarus Brewing Company

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295 Reviews

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Reviews: 295
Hads: 1,061
Avg: 3.62
pDev: 14.64%
Wants: 44
Gots: 161 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  4.25% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: cokes on 09-24-2002

Pure and crisp this is a beer with nothing to hide. Wisconsin two-row barley malt ensures a mellow and smooth body. We imported Noble Hop varieties from Germany and the Czech Republic to ensure a fine mature aroma with no coarse bitterness.
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Reviews: 295 | Hads: 1,061
Reviews by BeerFMAndy:
Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.61/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass.

A - Pop the cap off this bottle and Totally Naked pours a nicely carbonated pale straw yellow color that's crystal clear and crowned by an everlasting start white cap of foam. The frothy pile of beer mousse lays sheets of lace all over the glass for a stunning display of beauty.

S - Simplistic pale malt brings a grainy aroma with a crispness matched by soft nuances of floral noble hops for a pleasing, bare-bones nose.

T - Completely basic, pale malt flavor just peeks through the blinds at breadiness leaning more towards grains while nearly non-existent hop flavor trails off giving the beer an almost tonic water-like flavor.

M - Totally Naked's touch of carbonation barely keeps this light and crisp beer from being pretty watered down-feeling. The slick, almost oily body lacks any pizazz, finishing clean leaving no trail that you even just had a sip of beer.

O - Totally naked, Dan Carey is letting his skill hangout for everyone too see and, as their track record might suggest, it's a pretty big skill. But I feel his skill as a brewer is just about all Totally Naked has going for it because there's little about this beer that's otherwise interesting. As they say, "this is beer at its most basic" - completely free of any sort of flaw but also lacking much of any reason to drink it, I feel. Just a vehicle for introducing alcohol to the blood stream, Totally Naked, along side Spotted Cow are two perfect beers to draw the "big beer" drinkers into craft.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of pagriley
4.67/5  rDev +29%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Hands down one of the very best lagers

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Photo of Jason
4.38/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

Color: Clear pale yellow.

Smell: Clean pale malt, subtle herbal hopping that is very floral.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Lager goodness, big smoothness with in the lighter body. Fresh cut hay, cleat maltiness throughout. Level hop bitterness, delicate floral hop flavor. Grainy finish what lands semi-dry.

Overall: Hell Yeah! I could quaff this beer back any day ... any time. A simple lager beer that just shows off enough yet keeps it simple and very drinkable.

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Photo of pweis909
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm reviewing this according to style. As an American-style lager, it is probably the best I've ever had. Still, one always hope that this style will improve, and my ratings leave it room to grow.

It is an easy drinking beer. It's just as clear as a typical american lager, but maybe with a bit more yellow intensity. It is definitely very carbonated. Big head.

Like other american style lagers, it is not very malty. On the other hand, it is not watery. It won't hop-bite you, but unlike others, there is some hop aroma and flavor, it just isn't that bitter.

This might be a good one to introduce to folks who are macro loyalists. They might be able to taste some subtle qualities in this one that are lacking in their macro, without hitting them on the head with a hop hammer.

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Photo of DaPeculierDane
3.2/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pale golden with thin cream colored skim and slight lacing. Light malty aroma. Bread but no hops. Must dusting. Cookie dough sweet taste. Some herbs and grasses. Very clean. Straight forward and one dimensional, heck it’s almost only half a dimension. The only purpose of this beer is to throw it in a cooler, chill it to 35 degrees and slam a dozen or so on a hot day. It’s kind of boring and not really worth $6 for a six pack when held to considerably better alternatives.

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Photo of MadScientist
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

Pours a brilliantly clear straw colored beer with a persistent white head made of rocky bubbles.

It has a grainy malt aroma with a moderate earth and spicy hops aromas.

A clear and straight forward lager with a moderately light malt body and a moderate hops bitterness. The balance is slightly bitter with a dry finish and quick bitter aftertaste.

A smooth, easy drinking lager with an awesome balance of flavors.

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Photo of brownbeer
3.45/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Totally naked is a pale golden lager really with nothing to hide. Not too much going on aroma or taste wise but it is extremely smooth and clean. I think I could funnel about four of these at one time. Not flashy, just a good beer without adjuncts.

"Mow the yard and drink it."- Bob Franks

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Photo of weatherdog
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a footed pilsner glass.

It pours a crystal clear pale straw with a pillowy white head. The head dies down to a small layer of bubbles in top, lacing is medium and nice tiny bubbles are constantly rising to the surface.

The aroma is very neutral. Some grainyness and sweet corn with a very crisp lager finish.

The flavor is more corn dominant. It has a nice mild sweetness but finishes very crisp like a very drinkable lager should.

To me this is a just a step up in flavor from the standard BMC. It doesn't have much flavor but what it has is a compliment to the beer. To me this beer is for those that want to drink or be seen drinking craft but think Spotted Cow has too much flavor.

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Photo of SanFranJake
3.51/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of orbitalr0x
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The New Glarus Totally Naked pours from the bottle a crisp bright lemony golden yellow with a small bubbly white head that quickly dissapates. Aromas of sweet creamy pale malts upfront with a backing of spicy, grassy hops. Smells fresh and vibrant with a dash of yeast.

First sip brings a smooth, very light sweet pale maltiness. Subtle grain huskiness melds with a mellow spicy, herbal hoppiness that rides in the background. Notes of lemon zest throughout. Finishes extremely clean with just a smidge of lingering hop. A nice all-malt lager, no more and no less.

Mouthfeel is fairly light with a smooth carbonation that rushes across the palate. I'd like to see a bit more body here but it suits the style fairly well and makes for extremely easy drinking. A laid back beer that would do well in the hot summer months when I want to have a sixer on the beach...also would be a wonderful gateway beer for the macro crowd. I'd say this one is worth a shot!

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Photo of loose5682
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of danthehopslamman
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of csmartin6
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of 77apm
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of Twifiter
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Magister_Beav
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tigg924
4.55/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass

Appearance: 3/4 inch head, high carbonation, straw yellow in color, clear

Smell: grass and grain

Taste: grass, grain, and sugar

Mouthfeel: super light body, sweet with a touch of bitterness, high carbonation

Overall: A new standard bearer for the style. Super light and refreshing minus adjunct. Very clean..I think this is what light lagers mean to be. Perfect hot weather beer. I would grab a six if I could find it locally.

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Photo of badbeer
4.03/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Crystal clear golden color with a quickly dissipating white head, leaving no lacing. Smell is pretty faint, flowery and a touch of honey. Taste is of honey and corn, paired with the same soft flowery notes perceived in the smell. I don't think it could get much better for the style. Medium carbonation with light/medium body. Great to drink; a simple beer, but I enjoyed it.

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Photo of Mugenlude
3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Smidged
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of Franziskaner
2.82/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Light gold in color. Moderate head of foam off of the pour. I smell...corn and a bit of a vinegar aroma. Not too enticing. The flavor is corn and a quick fade away. Drink this one cold for maximum enjoyment. The mouthfeel is pretty light, like drinking water.

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours brilliant straw with a 1” white foam collar. Not a lot of aroma – some light grains, faint hops. Light malt flavors but not overwhelming. Light, crisp, sparkly and refreshing. Not my favorite style but well done.

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Totally Naked from New Glarus Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 295 ratings.