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Totally Naked - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

949 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 949
Reviews: 273
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 14.67%
Wants: 33
Gots: 95 | 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:
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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2.88/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Trying to work my way through the rest of the New Glarus repertoire, and this one's on the list, so here we go.

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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2.78/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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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3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was sent to me by BeerFMAndy. Thanks Andy!

Only 80% here on BA and still in the top 30 in its style class. Not a popular style, for sure.

Served in a shaped-glass.

A: After a rather vicious pour, I summoned up a good 1.5 finger head or so, solid white in color and clumpy in texture. The liquid was damn near straw color with a slight chill haze.

S: Sweet puffs of barley and yeast, delightfully fragrant, and without much bitterness so far.

T: Extremely mild in its flavor profile, but that was kinda what they were going for here anyway. Fresh filtered water, mild barley component, and VERY subtle sweetness.

M: This one just goes right through ya. Damn! It didn't sit on me heavy at all, maybe part of that was the very spritzy carbonation bill. Lots of air here!

O: Nothing earth shattering, just a really nice flagship, standard line-up brew by a truly great brewery.

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Totally Naked from New Glarus Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 949 ratings.