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Totally Naked - New Glarus Brewing Company

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854 Ratings
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Ratings: 854
Reviews: 268
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 14.75%
Wants: 31
Gots: 58 | FT: 3
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:
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.

(Beer added by: cokes on 09-24-2002)
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Reviews by jwc215:
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.63/5  rDev -0.8%

Pours clear straw yellow to bright, light golden. The fluffy white head descends to a thin cover and leaves a thin sheet of lacing on the glass.

The smell is inoffensive. It is clean. Some sweet grain.

The taste is clean and crisp. Sweet grain is enough to balance most of the sweetness without adding much in the way of flavor. This light-bodied brew has a refreshing, clean semi-dry finish.

A basic American pale ale done well. A clean, refreshing lager is not always the easiest style to find from a brewery that is not a macro. It is bland, but refreshing and lacks any real flaws/detractors. Just an easy-drinking lager.

04-24-2014 19:09:07 | More by jwc215
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DaPeculierDane

Wisconsin

3.2/5  rDev -12.6%

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.

06-20-2006 21:25:53 | More by DaPeculierDane
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brownbeer

Missouri

3.48/5  rDev -4.9%

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

09-05-2010 01:48:57 | More by brownbeer
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weatherdog

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev +7.9%

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.

11-09-2011 02:57:25 | More by weatherdog
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orbitalr0x

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev -3%

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!

09-27-2005 02:30:31 | More by orbitalr0x
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loose5682

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +23%

04-18-2013 04:28:29 | More by loose5682
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danthehopslamman

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

08-15-2012 03:40:17 | More by danthehopslamman
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csmartin6

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

06-30-2013 20:27:07 | More by csmartin6
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equinox1

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

11-20-2013 00:43:14 | More by equinox1
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77apm

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

08-04-2014 19:58:59 | More by 77apm
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Twifiter

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

10-15-2012 20:32:43 | More by Twifiter
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +20.2%

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.

08-08-2011 03:15:57 | More by Jason
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tigg924

Massachusetts

4.55/5  rDev +24.3%

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.

09-10-2012 12:38:00 | More by tigg924
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badbeer

Iowa

4.1/5  rDev +12%

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.

06-21-2006 07:24:30 | More by badbeer
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Mugenlude

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -18%

12-05-2013 20:04:27 | More by Mugenlude
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fenlop54

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

05-06-2014 17:38:38 | More by fenlop54
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

09-29-2012 04:13:07 | More by NilocRellim
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Smidged


4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

12-23-2012 12:50:48 | More by Smidged
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Franziskaner

Missouri

2.84/5  rDev -22.4%

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.

07-27-2013 03:29:09 | More by Franziskaner
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Dave11899

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

06-02-2014 02:12:15 | More by Dave11899
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

11-14-2011 14:36:16 | More by bpfrush
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MattyG85

Minnesota

3.9/5  rDev +6.6%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall New Glarus Signature Pilsner Glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear pale golden yellow with a lot of rising bubbles. About three fingers of white head that slowly fade into a patchy layer. Leaves a good amount of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A grainy and malty pilsner like aroma. Pale malts and wheat grains with hints of biscuit, cracker, straw, yeast, and barley. Good hints of citrus lemon. Also hints of grass and European noble hops. A fairly simple and nice clean lager aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a simple clean and crisp lager taste. Wheat grains and barely malts mix with yeast and give a taste of biscuit, straw, cracker, and cereal grains. A nice taste of citrus lemon zest. Decent backing of Euro noble hops. Fairly earthy and grassy with a balanced sweetness. Simple but solid pils lager taste.

Mouthfeel: Fairly light bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Crisp, clean, and very smooth.

Overall: A nice pilsner lager style beer. Simple and light but nicely tasty and refreshing.

12-05-2012 07:06:37 | More by MattyG85
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Nemers

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +23%

11-27-2013 07:31:19 | More by Nemers
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DrKarl

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.3%

08-09-2014 23:34:59 | More by DrKarl
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tyleeis

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +9.3%

12-16-2011 00:33:16 | More by tyleeis
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Totally Naked from New Glarus Brewing Company
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