Two Women Lager
New Glarus Brewing Company

Two Women LagerTwo Women Lager
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Style:
German Helles
Ranked #27
ABV:
5%
Score:
86
Ranked #19,249
Avg:
3.85 | pDev: 12.21%
Reviews:
332
Ratings:
1,543
From:
New Glarus Brewing Company
 
Wisconsin, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  340
SCORE
86
Very Good
Two Women LagerTwo Women Lager
Notes: The collaboration of two Craft companies both led by women, New Glarus Brewing and Weyermann Malting, is unique. You hold the result “Two Women” a Classic Country Lager brewed with Weyermann’s floor malted Bohemian malt and Hallertau Mittelfrueh hops. A tempting and graceful classic lager found…Only in Wisconsin!
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Photo of kevanb
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, undated, poured into a 16oz tumbler glass.

The beer pours a nice copper color, golden and straw hues that's slightly cloudy and hazy with many bubbles rising to the top of the glass where a firm finger of white head sits with good retention and minimal lacing. The aroma is pleasant, hearty biscuit malt, lightly toasted cereal grains, a touch of noble hops, earthy and green with mineral water as well. The flavors are great, crisp and refreshing noble hops, green, grassy and lightly piney with a great backbone of toasted grain, pale dough and mineral water lingers at the finish. The mouthfeel is great, coating, lively and crisp, heavier light body with a super smooth finish.

Verdict: A very nice lager from New Glarus. It's balanced, expressive and super refreshing. Not trying to be anything more than a super approachable and sessionable beer.

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Photo of Parmesan
3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L:. Pours a copper gold color with a foamy Rocky head and a thick ring of lacing.

S:. Toasted grain, a light Noble hop, and a touch of sweetness. Not the strongest aroma.

T:. Toasted grain, a touch of Noble hop, and cereal grain, a touch of sweetness, a tad light taste.

F:. Light body, smooth carbonation.

O:. Solid lager but I like others better.

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Photo of Becki4Beers
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Nice aroma. Not overpowering, just generally pleasant blend of hops and malt.
Nice copper color.
Flavor, again pleasant. Definitely a traditional lager, well blended, so no one ingredient sticks out. Very drinkable.
Feel, smooth. A bit of body, but not too much. Very easy drinking without tasting like a macro.

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Photo of German-Helles
4.86/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This 12oz. bottle poured into a weizen glass is nearly perfect, Two fingers of pure white fluff that lasted a couple of minutes, A very nice clear yellow with a steady stream of bubbles ascending to the top.
The aroma is very bready, just what I was hoping for!
This is classic German Helles, bready, sweet, and just a very slight bitter finish, very slight!
The feel is slightly creamy, a nice carbonation tingle with each swallow, maybe simple, but so good.
This is a great beer from New Glarus, very good, easy to drink, good with a sandwich, quenches your thirst! If the foam lasted a little longer, I would have scored Two Women higher.

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Photo of PatrickCT
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks, Joe.

Golden body. Soapy head. Aroma and taste of crisp malts, lemon, lime, sulfur, Ricola, light honey.
Medium-body. Medium+ carbonation. Crisp mouth feel. Dry finish.

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Photo of Karen_Ramirez41
4.58/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Delicious and crisp Wisconsin lager. This is a non-craft beer drinkers craft beer. The mouthfeel is light And full of malty flavor. Perfect balance of bubbles and the clarity is spot on.

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Photo of Squire
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Deep, clear amber gold color with good white cap and lacing.

Aroma of caramel, toffeeish malt with a clean wisp of floral hops.

Nice malty flavor upfront sprinkled with a touch of hop spice. Very even malt flavor that manages to be deep like it contains some darker malt yet is completely absent of any roasted malt bitterness. Hops play a part but it's a diminutive role being present without asserting itself. Clean finish with a dry resolve.

Medium texture with balancing carbonation.

Good effort here and a solid score. Rich malt is the main thing and it remains on tract without branching off into sweetness or roasty bitterness, very straight forward and true to course.

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Photo of GarrettB
3.35/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

June 14th, 2015 - New Glarus' Two Women is one of the tangiest and most yogurt-like beers I have ever had. Even on the nose it has clear notes of greek yogurt and tzaziki sauce. And on the flavor the bacillus tang is we;; defamed. with a light palate and a crystal clear and quenching body.

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Photo of Nickholland
3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Seems more like a Marzen than a Helles to me, but clearly a well made lager regardless. Pours a clear, dark golden color, almost amber, with nice white head. Crisp and floral at first with a nice malty sweetness in the finish. Reminds me of Hofbrau's Oktoberfest. Wish I could get this outside of Wisconsin because it would probably always have a place in my fridge. Cheers New Glarus!

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Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice golden color. The head is 1 finger, white and frothy. The retention is average.
The nose is slightly sweet. A bit malty. Some floral.
Taste - Really tasty. Nice floral flavor. Slight tart. Slight sweet.
Body is quite good, and the beer does linger on the palate.
This is a solid offering from New Glarus, and if you can get it (go to Wisconsin or trade) do so.

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Photo of superspak
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got in a trade with The-Adjunct-Hippie. 12 ounce bottle into lager glass, best before 1/5/2018. Pours slightly hazy deep golden/amber color with a 1 finger dense and rocky off white head with awesome retention, that reduces to a small cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aroma of big cracker, white bread dough, toasted biscuit, light honey/nuttiness, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great complexity of bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big cracker, white bread dough, toasted biscuit, light honey/nuttiness/pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, white bread dough, toasted biscuit, light honey/nuttiness/pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Perfectly clean on lager flavors, with zero yeast notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, bready/grainy, and fairly sticky mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5%. Overall this is an excellent Munich helles! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth and refreshing to drink with the mellowly bitter/drying finish. Nicely rich clean Pils malt showcase, with solid noble hop presence/balance. A very enjoyable offering, and perfect style example.

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Photo of leantom
3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Another decent offering from NG. Here goes:

A: Very good. Pours a clear copper color. Leaves a lingering head and substantial amounts of lacing. Really love the clear copper color.

S: Pretty one-dimensional. Bready biscuit from the yeast. Maybe a tinge of amber malt. Overall light scents

T: Follows the nose, but much more robust. Biscuit with caramel malt. Very, very refreshing. Dangerously drinkable.

F: Best thing about NG beers is their mouthfeel. Very smooth and crisp. Perfection on the palate.

O: Good beer. Liked Spotted Cow more, but this one is also good.

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into a nonic pint.

A: Small white light head that settles to a film. The body is a nice clear copper caramel color.

S: Soft light breadiness, corn, a light bit if caramel, and a little toffee.

T: Light malty hinge corn and some breads and a little bit if carmemlized honey.

M: Light clean smooth just the right amount of carbonation.

O: This is a fine lager, I could drink thus anytime. Lots of bright crisp flavors and smooth finish. I would seek this out.

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Photo of c014572
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a light amber color with half inch of quickly fading head. Malty smell with the expected pilsner malt profile. Very nice hop balance, not overpowering at all, exactly what I would expect in a pilsner. Very well balanced and very drinkable. If you like a traditional pilsner (not one over-hopped) this is rock solid.

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Photo of deebo
4.49/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Poured into a pint glass 2 solid fingers of white head atop a clear dark golden brew.
S-Nice slightly toasted barley. Bready and slightly sweet. Noble hop aroma.
T-As the smell goes-a malty lager carried with a nice hop flavor. Finishes clean with just a hint of bitterness.
M-Very drinkable. Big bodied for the style with moderate/low carbonation. Flavorful, yet very crisp.
O-Great lager, A style like most BAs, I've lessened my consumption of with so many other styles out there now but this is one that could bring me back from time to time. Not your boring fizzy, flavorless swill.

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Photo of brenn79
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, thanks bro- Pours clear golden with a medium white head that holds decently. Aroma is grains, sweet malt, blueberries, very clean. The taste is crisp, clean, refreshing, grains, sweet malt is a bit more subdued than the aroma, all well integrated here. Not bad.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Burnt gold with a soft white froth remaining as a blanket.

Diving right in, the palate exhibits corn, bread, and crisp apple. Faint notes of pear and strawberry add to the toasty notes on the semi-dry finish over a soft, frothy pillowy body. Two Women starts semi-sweet, but finishes with a semi-bitter grassiness.

The aroma adds notes of pungent but light oniony hops, with that classic corn and toast.

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Photo of russpowell
3.38/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an effervescent amber with a pinky of pearl colored head. Decent head retention & lacing

S: A little corny, not much else, a little pear

T: Wet cereal, grassyness, a little dryness up front. A touch of white grape to go with the grassyness & slight breadyness as this warms, Finishes a little dry, crisp with grassyness

MF: Light/medium body with fairly firm carbonation, alright balance

Drinks okay, was expecting something better to sure, hops a re a letdown

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.29/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

On tap at the brewery. Deep golden body. Smells a little bready. Tastes of sweet doughy malts up front and then becomes toasty and bready. Very light spicy bitterness. Finish is mostly bready and lightly sweet malt. Light body. More flavorful than the other lager I tried and just as well made.

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Photo of Tone
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a clear gold color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of wheat, slight honey, slight floral hops, slight pale malt, hint of sweet malt, and slight grass. Fits the style of a German Pilsner. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of wheat, pale malt, caramel malt, hint of sweet malt, grass, floral hops, and slight honey. Overall, good complexity, blend, and body.

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Photo of Bdubz94
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark amber color with very little head. Smells mildly hoppy, grassy, and wheaty. Tastes somewhat floral, almost bordering on fruity at first with a smooth malty finish. Light carbonation. Overall a good lager with some floral and hoppy tones not present in many other lagers.

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Photo of Gully13
4.69/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I don't really know why I just didn't rate this a 5. I love pilseners and this is one of the best I've ever had (never been to Central Europe though). This is my desert island beer.

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Photo of mradamhimself
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a Vienna Lager (not German Pils). From 12 oz bottle 2-6-2016

Toasty nose with pleasant bread crust and melanoidin depth. Light copper color with brilliant clarity, fleeting white head. Complete picture of malt for this style - grains are present and in good balance for toast, attenuated malt with medium depth and complexity, and clean lager character. Medium mouthfeel with average effervescence. Great example of this style.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a brilliantly clear deep gold, almost amber color into my favorite Weihenstephaner stange. Big, fluffy, frothy bone white head that persists and laces well. Simply beautiful.

A: Smells gloriously of the timeless and noble Hallertau. Spicy, earthy, grassy... Then the sweet floor malted barley comes through. Fresh baked bread, sweet and grainy.

T: Sweet at first, showcasing the cracker goodness with a touch of caramel. The spice of the hops finishes is out with a nice peppery flavor. Simple. Just as it should be.

F: Smooth and so easy to drink. Good carbonation, almost foams up in the mouth, and finishes very dry. Balanced, but maybe a tad more bitter than its German inspirators.

O: This is a wonderful American interpretation of a classic German lager, in the sense that it lacks a little sweetness in the flavor. Not a bad thing by any means, just a truly American touch. I could drink this all the time and never get bored of it. Prost!

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Photo of Rimbimhoot
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Perfectly clear, copper
S: Sweet malt, lager yeast, toasty, cereal grain, caramel malt
T: Very clean, light caramel, toasted malt, cereal grain, honey
M: Light but not watery
O: A lighter beer but still rich in delicate sweet malt flavors. Very balanced

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Two Women Lager from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 1543 ratings