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Totally Naked - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

941 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 941
Reviews: 272
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 14.67%
Wants: 33
Gots: 91 | 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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4/5  rDev +8.7%

boyler, Jan 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

floydie83, Jan 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

rbreaker, Jan 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Jerktookmyname, Jan 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

rocklibster, Jan 16, 2012
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5/5  rDev +35.9%

windelbo, Jan 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

hilgart1, Jan 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

zonker17, Jan 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

CWhite, Jan 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

twinsfan86, Jan 10, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

djrn2, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of tvv375ia
3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass

A-straw yellow with about a finger of head that faded quickly with little lacing

S-malt along with some fruit maybe apple

T-much like the smell some malt to start follwed by an apple

M-good carbonation

O-not a real big malt taste but an easy to drink crossover beer from BMC styles

tvv375ia, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of sampstar
3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A New Glarus sampler from my mom for Christmas? Best gift in years? We'll see.

i have been struggling with beers lately trying to find one that i didn't get sick of after finishing just one. This is a very easy drinking beer.
Light urine appearance, light lacing, yet prominent with each drink.
The smell is light but just enough of a floral-hay combo. It reminds me exactly of some beer i can't think of at the moment....it's killing me. Taste is nice, nothing at first, smoothing out to a match to the smell throughout.
A solid lager. If they were closer to NC, it could fall into the light drink rotation.

sampstar, Jan 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

sweetpaulie73, Jan 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

atone315, Dec 31, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Grebdioz, Dec 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

reyolb, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of 1fastz28
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light golden lager color with just a hint of cloudiness. has a decent sized white head that dissipates quickly without hardly any lacing. Smell is of apples and pears, a light fruity aroma is the most prevelant, i a hint of yeast is also present. Taste is crisp and clean and very smooth, with a tiny bit of an aftertaste. Mouthfeel is good considering how light the beer is. Overall it is a very fine lager, has as much taste as a lot of ales which is hard to do for a lager.

1fastz28, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of JohnnyChicago
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pilsner glass.

A: Pours that straw-piss colour that we all know and the association is deterring.

S: Smell is weak. There's a bit of bland malty background against a grainy, earthy hop dose.

T: Steps up a bit here. The flavours are rounded and well-integrated. The malty (not sweet, just 'malty') flavour is pleasantly dominent and the melanoidins and hops are crisp and sharp.

D: Great drinking stuff, I've got to hand it to them. Mouthfeel is also proper for the style.

Overall: Its a tough style to do right, but this is well crafted. Its got a nice connection with its European roots and enough flavour to push it far above other beers in the style. I would love to have a case of these at the beach on a hot summer day.

JohnnyChicago, Dec 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

whartontallboy, Dec 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

ericwilson54, Dec 21, 2011
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Profane, Dec 21, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Mrrahn, Dec 20, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

ajfrantz, Dec 20, 2011
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3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I suppose every brewery has to consider a concession to the macro patron. The challenge is to come up with something flavorful and non-offensive, and tough combination. New Glarus got the non-offensive part right, but flavorful . . . not so much. Nice bright and clean malt flavor, with a distinct lean toward grain. Low hops level is appropriate for the style, but here the hops seemed washed-out.

Brent, Dec 19, 2011
Totally Naked from New Glarus Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 941 ratings.