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Totally Naked - New Glarus Brewing Company

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Ratings: 796
Reviews: 265
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 15.03%
Wants: 28
Gots: 42 | 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 deaconblues


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
Photo of turdinathor


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
Photo of BrewCrew2010


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
Photo of thain709


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
Photo of mariposafan


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
Photo of BeerLover99


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
Photo of SpdKilz


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
Photo of mdwalsh


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
Photo of Gobzilla


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
Photo of sweemzander


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
Photo of womencantsail


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
Photo of Thorpe429


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
Photo of Duff27


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
Photo of beergod1


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
Photo of Baraka


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
Photo of cmannes


4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Pale Yellow, very clear, white fluffy head, good lacing.

Aroma: Straw, slight bit of spice.

Taste: Sweet, malty. Slight touch of hops on the finish. Very subtle.

Mouthfeel: Light, you can feel the fizz, but it's not too fizzy.

Overall impression: Very session-able. Tasty, light, easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2010 01:33:20 | More by cmannes
Photo of CHSLBrew


4.08/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

A-Huge, fluffy white head, attractive lacing as it receded. Very clear, dark straw-colored beer.

S-Straw, grasy aromas, mixed with some slight spice, along with a sligh grainy sweetness.

T-Grainy, bready malt sweetness, opposite an easy-going spicy hoppiness and a soft hop bitterness.

M-Moderate-light body bolstered just a bit by the flavor and feel. Carbonation is medium-high, but seems appropriate for the style.

D-Very drinkable, as expected for this style and brewery. However, it's even more drinkable, in my opinion, because it is a flavorful brew and a tasty representation of the style.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2010 14:26:50 | More by CHSLBrew
Photo of champ103


2.73/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I got a mixed twelve pack as a birthday present from my Aunt and her boyfriend. This is the first that I have opened.

A: Pours a perfectly clear macro like yellow color. A two finger white head forms, and leaves some lace behind.
S: The aroma is of toasted grains and cereal malt. A light grassy aroma. Though mostly macro like.
T: Follows the nose, but more of a sour, mineral flavor that reminds me even more of a macro lager. Grainy malt, and cereal again. Blah.
M/D: A light body that is thin and watery. Not hard to drink, but not something I am going to come back to.

Just to much like a macro lager to me. I get that this is suppose to be an easy to drink session, but pretty much like most macros. Maybe the first New Glarus that I just don't like.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2010 20:36:14 | More by champ103
Photo of Tilley4


3.23/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours out a crystal clear pale light golden with a decent head and lacing... Fairly average...

Toasted malts with some lemony citrus aromas and maybe a little yeast...

Very pronounced lemony zestiness along with the pale malts.. Seems more like a wheat beer actually to me... Nothing amazing but a decent enough brew...

A decent summertime brew but I'm guessing for the price I would reach for something else...

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2010 17:18:37 | More by Tilley4
Photo of yeahnatenelson


3.23/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance -- Pours a clear pale straw with two fingers of fizzy white head. Lots of lace, minimal retention.

Smell -- Lots of pale malt. Lots. Also, faint noble hops. Not a whole lot going on, but clean.

Taste -- Totally Naked is apt. Clean pale malt, faint floral Noble hop flavor to balance the malt sweetness.

Mouthfeel -- Light in body with moderate bubbly carbonation. Got to hand it to NG for keeping the mouthfeel on point.

Drinkability -- Not especially exciting, but exceptional adherence to style. In a perfect world, this is what Budweiser would taste like. That said, I don't see more Totally Naked in my fridge's future.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2010 00:46:06 | More by yeahnatenelson
Photo of sisuspeed

New Hampshire

3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thanks to my bro for the awesome New Glarus package!

Pours a pale, slightly hazy, straw yellow. Thin white head on top. A few suds stay behind on the glass. Looks decent for a lager.

A good helping of noble hops and 2-row malt on the nose. Touch of citrus. Refreshing aroma.

The taste consists of fairly crisp malts, a touch of grain, hint of grapefruit and other citrus. Hops mostly in the aroma, but a slight amount of bitterness makes its way into the flavor. On the watery side.

Mouthfeel is composed of light malts with ample carbonation and decent crispness. Kind of watery, even for a lager. Could use a little more body.

Drinkability is good. This is a nice alternative to water, but there isn't much going on. Save this one for hot days only.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2010 21:42:26 | More by sisuspeed
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Alberta (Canada)

3.35/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

New Glarus Totally Naked pours a clear light gold with a thin head that lingers. The aroma is light, grainy malt. The flavor is slightly sweet and malty, with more graininess. The finish is clean with some mild bitterness and a hint of herbal hops. Pretty good for the style, but pricey compared to it's competitors.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2010 03:32:49 | More by ericj551
Photo of brownbeer


3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
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

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2010 01:48:57 | More by brownbeer
Photo of birchstick


3.2/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A - pours a clear yellow with a nice one-finger head

S - smells of grainy malts and some faint grassy hops

T - taste follows the nose. This tastes similar to a pilsener with the grainy malts and light, spicy, grassy and somewhat citrusy hops. Nice balance, pretty straight forward beer.

M - watery thin without much carbonation

D - this is a pretty good lager. Very light drinking, but nothing too exciting going on. I would pick Moon Man over this if I had a choice.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2010 22:09:13 | More by birchstick
Photo of bevenson


4.43/5  rDev +21%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pale yellow, crystal clear with a rocky white head. Belgian lace clings to the glass. Looks exactly like I'd expect a pale lager to look.

S - Lightly sweet Pils malt and corn aroma. Floral hop aroma. And no skunkiness! I can't remember the last time I smelled a pale lager without that skunky aroma. Very pleasant.

T - Very tasty. There's a richness to the malt that I wasn't expecting at all given the ABV. The grainy, sweet Pils malt flavor comes through nicely. It has a low hop bitterness that doesn't linger too long, but is bitter enough to counter the malt. Light floral and herbal hop flavor; I would prefer a touch more hop flavor.

M - Light bodied with strong carbonation and a very dry finish. Crisp and refreshing.

D - Excellent. A beer that goes to show that you don't need a high ABV beer loaded with hops to be flavorful. If I lived closer to Wisconsin, I would be drinking a lot of this beer every summer.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2010 00:48:07 | More by bevenson
Totally Naked from New Glarus Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 796 ratings.