Totally Naked - New Glarus Brewing Company

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83
good

949 Ratings
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Ratings: 949
Reviews: 273
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 14.67%
Wants: 33
Gots: 98 | 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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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.

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.

Photo of whartontallboy
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of ericwilson54
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Profane
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of Mrrahn
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of ajfrantz
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Brent
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.

Photo of TasteTester
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of Beertracker
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of tyleeis
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of trevorjk
5/5  rDev +35.9%

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5/5  rDev +35.9%

Photo of tbeq00
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of scootercrabb
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of wiscokid920
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of gio540
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of imperialking
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of matjack85
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Girlfriend brought these back for me from her trip to Milwaukee. 12oz brown bottles with no freshness date. They ran $10 a 6pk.

The beer poured a mostly clear pale yellow color and made a big 2½-finger fluffy whiute head that lasted and lasted, well over 3 minutes before I could drink it. It also left a moderate amount of lacing on the glass.

Hardly any smell to this. Faint pale malt and floral hop aroma.

This is a light, clean, crisp, and refreshing lager. It's not going to win any awards for flavor, but it's still good. Mild dose of pale malt sweetness with perhaps a kiss of honey. Hops are floral without a trace of bitterness.

Super light body bordering on watery, but very crisp carbonation gives it a refreshing kick.

At just 4.25% abv. these go down so easy and would be great on a hot summer day.

Photo of brandoman63
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of chicagogirlie
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of fuzzcherry
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of DennisHanley
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of DesMoinesMike
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from a sampler pack.

With many breweries switching to their heavier brews in accordance with the season change ti's nice to take a break with a lighter brew with less calories.

It is definitely pale. A light, transparent gold color with lots of carbonation. It's aroma is light, with hints of straw and hops. The taste is crisp, with a bit of citrus. It goes down very easy with little aftertaste. I like this one, it's light, tasty, and unoffensive. Nice job, guys!

Photo of TATURBO
4/5  rDev +8.7%

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