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Totally Naked - New Glarus Brewing Company

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965 Ratings

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Ratings: 965
Reviews: 277
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 14.67%
Wants: 37
Gots: 108 | FT: 5
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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Ratings: 965 | Reviews: 277
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look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into GI pint

Pour: A pale straw yellow that is so clear it magnifies objects behind it. A good 2 fingers of bright white head that settles with a decent amount of lacing. Head was more of a foamy like appearance and became rocky as it receded.

Smell: Smells grainy and malty with a biscuit and cracker like smell. A hint of grass and mild hop too. Some floral notes mixed with some lemon notes. A very straight forward smelling beer that is very mild in the nose.

Taste: True to the nose and pretty sweet with bread and cracker characteristics and quite grainy. A touch of mild hops but so damn mild it is hard to pick out.

Mouthfeel: A very light bodied beer that is somewhat watery. Carbonation level is high and creates a mild crispness when swallowing.

Overall: A good example of the style. Nothing flashy or wow about this but an extremely easy drinking lager that would be a perfect accompaniment on a hot summer day or night. I could easily put away a bunch of these in a sitting.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Perfectly clear pale straw. So very pale. Head is bright-white and drops to a spotty cap with no collar. Leaves some spots and vague notches of lacing. Lively carbonation pulls from the bottom.

Smell: Pale malt. Cracker and biscuit. Some underlying apple and pear. Hay and a touch of grass. Sweet like corn cereal. Nice mild floral/herbal hop. Very mellow, very clean.

Taste: So very pale. A touch of honey fused with hay, touches of grass, some backing apple and mealy pear. Cracker. Mild earthiness in the back. Grainy and a touch raw, but ultimately very clean. Nice sweet pale malts balanced with the subtle floral and herbal element from the hops. Touch of that lager goodness.

Mouthfeel: Light and clean with a moderate carbonation that makes the beer sparkle just a bit. So very clean.

Overall: Works 2 out of 3 times. Guaranteed.

A solid drinking and drinking and drinking lager. All day and then some.

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For a pale lager, it looks pretty darn nice. Very clear pale yellow, slightly golden. One finger of very white head, decent retention, some lacing. A thin stream of bubbles rising up.

Smell is really grainy, corny sweet, backed by lager yeast. I guess it smells like what I'd expect from a pale lager, but from NG, I was hoping for more. On second sniff, quite sweet and rich, and very corny. I hate to say this, but there's a hint of cat pee.

Taste is similar. Comes across as a bland sweet lager, with not much more to it. I can see that people would like this, but nothing about it is impressing me. A waft of crisp hops comes through, but is quickly washed away by that grainy sweetness. I'm quickly getting my fill of that flavor.

Mouthfeel is really light, with prickly pins-and-needles carbonation. Not bad.

I can imagine someone drinking this instead of a macro lager, but I can't see anyone drinking it instead of a more flavorful beer. Sure, it's a session beer, and a pale lager, but there's just not much to it. Minimal hops, quite sweet and heavy on the pale malts, which makes for an odd combo.

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A- pours straw yellow with a finger of bone white head. Ok retention.

S- buttery crackers with the faintest hint of aspirin floral hop.

T- light cracker malt flavor with a whisper of earthy floral hop. Astringent syrupy sweetness on the finish.

MF- slick oily mouthfeel with a light body. Fizzy carbonation.

D- below average drinkability.

Overall a beer that reminded me to much of high school and bad brew.

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Totally Naked from New Glarus Brewing Company
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