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Totally Naked - New Glarus Brewing Company

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Ratings: 806
Reviews: 266
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 15.03%
Wants: 28
Gots: 45 | FT: 2
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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Photo of WastingFreetime


3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 2/4/11
Poured into pint glass gently, still got a fluffy two finger head to the brim that leaves nice lacing. Beer is translucent clear as a crystal pale yellow with lovely rising bubbles everywhere. Pretty as a picture.
Carbonation tingles the tongue lovingly and the body is light, crisp, and fresh.
Smells of light bready malt, light lemoney citric hops, light everything, and is exactly what you get in the taste. This beer is an example of the motto "less is more" done correctly. It does not have that weird off-smell that BMC has, rather it gives the impression of clean freshness with every sip. It keeps the basics, um, well... Naked! , and doesn't mess with the fundamental nature. The hops are just light enough to be used as flavor accents without contributing excessive bitterness to the brew. Can easily be used as a thirst-quencher on a hot summer day. This is the simplest, least complex beer that I have ever liked.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2011 17:54:56 | More by WastingFreetime
Photo of CWBlues


3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pilsner.

A: About as yellow as a beer can be. A tinge of gold, maybe.

S: A very, VERY light smidge of hops, with main notes being wheat and yeast.

T: Totally naked is right. I get NOTHING on the front, and then yeast and wheat way at the back.

M: It's barely there. Not necessarily a bad thing. Doesn't hang around. Very little carbonation.

O: Refreshing on a hot day, I imagine. Nothing crazy. Tastes about like a light beer should.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2011 22:58:45 | More by CWBlues
Photo of Scrumtralecent


2.58/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle into a pilsner glass.

A - Light light yellow in color with very frothy, airy head. Quite transparent with carbonation bubbles rising upward from the bottom. Quite average.

S - Smell seems a little off to me and these are fresh. Slight hop in there but I have to search for it. Some barley and wheat, but maybe it's the fact that this smell reminds me of BMC products that is turning me off.

T - And...not much. I have to really dig deep to find slight hop, little barley. Very quick crisp taste, with no backend really to speak of.

M - Very light, though I think that was the intent of this one. Some sharp mouthfeel on the cheeks but that quickly fades.

O - This is a really light pilsner and I could see this being a session beer, or beer for a really hot day, but really I need more taste than this. More of really any ingredient. And at 4.25, it's going to take alot of these to get me totally naked.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2011 05:33:23 | More by Scrumtralecent
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3.35/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Light golden with a finger of fluffy white head.
Smell: I get a little yeasty smell in the beginning not much after that.
Taste: It is a clean lager taste with no frills
Mouthfeel: The beer flows over the tongue nicely maybe a little watery.
Totally Naked in my mind is the perfect beer for a nice hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2011 19:56:25 | More by raznug
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3.33/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Straight pour into a pint glass. The color is a crisp and clean straw yellow that developed a little chill haze after the pour. Two fingers of white foam dissipated to leave a spotted lacing, a ring around the edge, and trails along the glass.

Smell: Lots of barley malt, which is a testament to the beer’s namesake. Lemon citrus, a little caramel, strawberry, apple, and a hint of farmhouse mustiness rounds out the aroma.

Taste: The barley malt from the smell dominates, but there is also an adequate lager crispness and bite. Lemon citrus, strawberry, and apple also come through.

Drinkability: Overall, it is an excellent lager. As New Glarus promises, it is unadorned simplicity — just like nakedness.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2011 03:55:43 | More by TheQuietMan22
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4.35/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured into a pint glass. Label talks about it being a pilsner, BA says American pale lager.

A: Aggressive pour yields 3/4 finger of lacy white head with stellar retention. Crystal clear pale lemon yellow liquid is spot on for style. Great head.

S: Bready malt, lemony citrus hop, creamy apple. Pleasant, simple, balanced with no off aromas.

T: Bready malt with crisp restrained hop. No off flavors. Clean and overall malty. I'd like a tad more hops.

M: Rich, a bit thin. Clean. I'd like more bitterness.

D: Very nice session beer. I'd love a local lager like this in MI (and my prayers have since been answered by Wolverine State Brewing). I'd buy 6 or order another.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2011 18:39:23 | More by dfillius
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3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a pale yellow color with lots of big fluffy white head. Some decent lacing on this lager as well.

Smell is light malt and wheaty.

Taste is refreshing. Light malty flavor with maybe a hint of spice - I could be way off on that though.

Very carbonated. Mouthfeel is light and bubbly.

Overall a pretty decent beer. Great for a hot summer day. I could definitely put down a pile of these. Very light and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2011 01:10:09 | More by richkrull
Photo of EricCioe


3.2/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This pours a clear pale gold with a two finger frothy white head that dies down slowly and leaves some lace. On the nose there is wet grain, slightly sweet. It smells just a hair different than the Spotted Cow I had last night, but maybe a little bit less sweet, which I'll attribute to the Cow having corn. There is a slight hop presence on the nose, but not much. In the mouth there is a mixture of sweetish, grainy malts with just a hint of bitterness on the back of the tongue. This is a pretty unadorned beer with very little other than the grain going on. It's clean and simple but to a fault. The body is quite light with a medium finish leaving those malts and ... well, the malts hanging around.

Overall, this is what an American Lager should taste like. The problem is that there is just nothing going on here.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2011 23:38:33 | More by EricCioe
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Manitoba (Canada)

3.1/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer speaks of bareness on the label and in the glass.

A: A light lager even the Budmillcoors would be jealous of. Poor head retention and steady carbonation. Bone white head leaves no lacing.

S: Husky grain, pale malt in abundance and just barely doesnt have that stanky beer smell like the above mentioned.

T: Is it a problem if i can just taste sweet water and slightly some air? Its that light.

M: Has a gentle fizz from the carbonation, and is soft on the palate but no bitterness to be found here.

D: Id drink this in the summer, as recommended, if i had to choose a beer that i were to bath myself with in a kiddy pool. Its that light.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2011 22:29:22 | More by BasementBer
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3.2/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle...not a bad beer, but not amazing either. Pretty refreshing on a warm spring evening. Not a ton of lager funk. Low abv. Easy to make it a session beer. I'm a huge fan of New Glarus normally. This beer is decent but not quite up their usual caliber. Fine mouthfeel, nothing objectionable, but it's not a stand-out lager either.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2011 04:50:46 | More by chicagoabbot
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2.73/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Oh. I suppose you could call this "New Glarus Lite." Such a surprisingly boring beer from such a good brewery.

It pours a very light straw yellow, with a small white head, and a little lacing. Nothing impressive to see.

The smell is quite faint, only a very light, sweet scent.

There is little to taste here. Very light malt, with a bit of hoppy bitterness in the end. Just a tiny bit of sweetness in the beginning.

The mouthfeel is about the only real strength of this beer. It is crisp and will go down easily, but there is nothing interesting about it. It would be a nice thirst quencher on a very hot day.

Overall, I am not impressed. What sets it apart from the macro-lagers is that it is less sweet and has a bit more hops. The taste is not much stronger, though. this would be a good beer to give to your friends who love Miller or PBR, but then again, why bother paying the extra cash?

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2011 20:01:18 | More by deaconblues
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2.4/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Appearance: golden color, No head, bland appearance.

Smell: not a lot of smell, maybe a little fruit but generally weak.

Taste: Boring, watery, bland, bitter

Mouthfeel: crip clean mouthfeel , very smooth.

Overall: would just like to state that this beer tastes like overpriced miller light. Also reminds me of moon man with out the strong flavor. stay away unless you like boring beer.

Serving type: on-tap

04-22-2011 02:24:07 | More by turdinathor
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3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a clear pale straw yellow body with a very sticky pillow-like head that lasts throughout the drink; a lot of visible carbonation as well.

S: A delicate nose of sweet malts and a bit of lemon citrus.

T: A dry & crisp flavor of sweet pale malts, lemon citrus, grains, & a bit of spices. Hop flavor is low that gives it a slight bitterness. Nothing too complex.

M: A light body with much less carbonation the expected and a lean texture.

D: This is one you can drink a lot of without even noticing. It's very light and refreshing and because it's not too complex, it's easy to not notice how fast you're drinking it. I honestly enjoyed this simplicity of this lager.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2011 18:20:46 | More by BrewCrew2010
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3.18/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - A pale, golden yellow body with active carbonation...a white head stands about two fingers...retains some then falls to a wispy cap...some lacing

S - Not much on the aroma...even after the head settles...pale malts and faint citrus

T - The flavor lacks just as much as the nose...if I wouldn't know I'd say this is a "good" Miller Lite or something...the pale malts dominate most of the flavor...there is a subtle lemon grass flavor I keep picking up

M - Light bodied...crisp and refreshing

D - I could see having this on a really hot day, but still...I think I could only put down two of these before I needed something else...it reminded me too much of my early beer days

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2011 13:42:33 | More by thain709
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2.88/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pale yellow with impressive, billowing head that threatens to overflow my Sam Adams glass.

Not much aroma at all - just a little maltiness and some grainy character.

The flavor is an amped up version of the aroma but a little citrusy tartness is added to the mix. Even if it is more forward than the aroma it's still pretty watery tasting.

It feels pretty decent. I expected it to be thin and it is, but it's not just carbonated water thin - there's a little body as well.

Easy enough to drink but I don't think I'll be doing it very often. With just a little more flavor this would be quite good, but it's almost like a weaker version (!) of Spotted Cow.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2011 21:31:23 | More by mariposafan
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2.7/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A: clear, pale yellow, small head, sparse lacing in the glass.

S: very subtle grain, malt, and splash of citrus aroma.

T: clean, almost has a macro beer taste, too much grain and not enough body or flavor behind the carbonation.

M: light body, very prickly tongue, big carbonation feel.

D: This is nothing amazing. Great to support a good craft brewery over a big macro or get newbies interested in spreading their drinking wings, but not a must try.

Serving type: on-tap

12-28-2010 19:42:07 | More by BeerLover99
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3.4/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at a local hole in the wall joint in New Glarus, WI with my brother-in-law.

Appearance - Clear, yellow, adjunct lager color with two fingers of white head that dissipates slowly leaving chunky lacing.

Smell - Toasted malts, slight citrus, pale malts.

Taste - Clean pale malt, slight floral hops, similar to a PBR imo.

Mouthfeel - Lighter bodied, moderate prickly carbonation, finishes clean.

Drinkability - Nothing special, but damn I could pound a few of these back on a warm summer day.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2010 02:01:57 | More by SpdKilz
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3.28/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This beer pours a bright, just off white head that fills up the entire glass before revealing a golden white body of beer with lots of active carbonation beneath it that slowly transitions to a stiller, golden color while the head remains bright white. It leaves a nice lace and is very clear. If the head would stay around a little more, I'd be happier 4.5

S: A little skunky, a little too much German hops for me. I get just a hint of pale malt in there, but this is really pretty unattractive to me. 2.5

T: About what I expected from the aroma, nothing to write home about, still a little skunking and some off flavors I'm less than pleased about. If all New Glarus beer was like this, I'd drink Miller. 3.0

M: Smooth, no sharpness and really quite pleasing for this beer. 4.0

D: Highly drinkable, but why would I want to? 4.0

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2010 17:50:39 | More by mdwalsh
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3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A:poured a translucent pale golden yellow in color with a very thin white bubbly head and left almost no lacing sticking to the glass.

S: the aroma was mostly just various grains, slight wheat character, a hint of citrus, malts and not much else; pretty simple nose.

T: at first the taste was really malty but some citrus and slight wheat accents come through; pretty basic flavor.

M: the brew was light to medium in body with a fair amount of carbonation which had a slight citrusy but malty crisp finish.

D: it was a very drinkable brew due to how light it was in flavor and body. Its a very sessionable beer that could be enjoyed poolside on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2010 03:28:48 | More by Gobzilla
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3.43/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a nonic. Thanks to Beerwolf77 for this one!

(A)- Pours a clear yellow color that produced a great foamy white head with great retention. Plenty of lacing left behind.

(S)- Dry, with a mild lemon rind and corn husk profile. Bits of hay.

(T)- Very light honey sweetness to it. Some bits of dry hay in there.

(M)- A good carbonation level. Extremely light with a smooth clean finish.

(D)- Ridiculously drinkable, but would I really want more of this? Very light bodied and smooth.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2010 18:34:42 | More by sweemzander
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3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Scott for this extra.

A: The pour is a clear light golden color with a finger's worth of white head that has excellent retention and thick, sticky lacing.

S: The nose is of grassy hops with some light, sweet malts. A bit of corn in there too, but not sickeningly sweet or "off" at all.

T: The flavor is biscuity and mildly sweet. Noble hops provide a subtle earthiness and a soft bitterness. Overall, this is quite crisp and refreshing.

M: The body is fairly light with a moderate but crisp carbonation.

D: I'm not sure what's with all the low scores for this beer. I found this to be a really nice lager that is crisp, clean, and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2010 23:08:40 | More by womencantsail
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a moderate straw yellow color with a dollop of cream and a white head. Nose brings some light creamed corn and some mild sweetness plus grain. The taste is very light grain with a touch of sweetness. A bit of straw. Light body with good carbonation. Not a very terrific beer, but pretty damn good and drinkable for what it is.

Serving type: on-tap

10-29-2010 02:52:19 | More by Thorpe429
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3.18/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Golden with a quickly receding one-fingered head. Minimal lacing present.

S- Smells of cereal malts.

T- Bready. Slight spicy hop taste with subtle hints of lemon zest.

M- Clean and crisp. Great for the style I'd say.

D/O- Drinkability is the tits with this one. Would be a great one to give to a BMC drinker to show that there are better options.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2010 03:52:54 | More by Duff27
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3.08/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

1 of 5 brought to me from a friend who went to Wisconsin. I thought I would try the one I figured I won't like 1st. I was right. Pale, bright, clear yellow, large white frothy head, has the unmistakable look of a BMC light. However, This has some body to it. Some Carbonation, Grainy, Taste is smooth, but very straight forward with some sweet malts, and that was really about it, plain and simple. About what I expected, Now on to the good ones.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2010 23:17:14 | More by beergod1
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3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy yellow with a solid head. Some yeast on the nose, grains, mild hops but everything is very subtle. Taste is rather simple, a good mixture of mild hop and malt character. Very crisp and clean. There are no off flavors, differentiating this significantly from macros.

Reviewing this to style, it is probably one of the best I've ever had. Clean, refreshing, very drinkable, with no off putting flavors.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2010 03:48:31 | More by Baraka
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