Two Women Lager
New Glarus Brewing Company

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New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
Ranked #105
Ranked #19,182
3.84 | pDev: 12.24%
May 31, 2023
Apr 11, 2010
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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Rated: 3 by Hj7237 from Wisconsin

May 31, 2023
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Clear, golden yellow body; sparse carbonation; thick, white head, lasting and semi-creamy texture. Very nice aroma; light malt with a sense of delicate honey presence. Balanced, clean flavor; light malt with a mild hop bitterness; hint of herbal character. Medium-light body; crisp; lightly juicy.

A simple, crisp and clean lager that nicely quenches one's thirst.

Pouring temperature: 46.2 ℉; bottling info: n/a
Source: @GreenBayBA
May 20, 2023
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Reviewed by cardfan212 from Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a narrow tulip.

Look - Golden honey body and marshmallow white head. Crystal clear and tightly bubbled. Like some kind of tasty confectionery.

Smell - Faint notes of a caramely malt with a leash of dirty earth holding it back. A tinge of barely tangible funk borders it all. A pleasant bouquet that stands as a strong background but is never going to be the lead actor.

Taste - The funk and bitterness are more present on the front end, but the malt keeps things wrangled in for the duration. A mysterious sweetness that keeps you coming back. Well balanced and quite fun for a light lager. Just enough tickle to curl the sides of your tongue but not enough weirdness that you couldn't give this to a beer newbie and trust they'll like it.

Feel - A mouth of nothing. Swallowing a cloud. A passing rain shower. Light and comforting.

Overall - A pleasant sipper. Incredibly enjoyable whether you're looking to dig deep or just simply having a beer. It's a solid ensemble, and I'd happily drink more.
May 05, 2023
Rated: 3.85 by Curt3 from New Jersey

May 05, 2023
Rated: 4.18 by trentster from Wisconsin

Apr 09, 2023
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Reviewed by BeerGeekExtraordinaire from Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Standard caveat: I rate this the way I do on Untappd.

This is probably my favorite lager by New Glarus. When I first started drinking this and rating it in Untappd, I accepted the styling of "Lager - Pale". But no, this is definitely a helles. There is far too much sweetness to be your basic pale lager. Malt forward, with a very bready/crackerlike mouthfeel. To me it's perilously close to Cabin Fever, which is New Glarus's maibock. It's just a very nice, crushable lager.
Feb 17, 2023
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Rated by TheWaySheGoes from Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Just an overall solid helles lager. Some German offerings offer a little more taste, but this will do on most nights.
Jan 31, 2023
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Reviewed by SuperPie from Minnesota

4.36/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A: 4 - Poured from a 12 oz can out into a 16oz pint glass. Produced a white, small to medium sized head that had staying power. Golden colored beer with just a slight tint to it. Lacing along the glass as the beer was enjoyed.

Smell: 4.25 - homemade bread, fresh cut hay, faint lemon, faint alcohol

Taste: 4.5 - wonderful marriage of hops and malt. Nothing was overpowering the other resulting in spectacular balance. Starts with a malt sweetness (typical rosy, bready flavors of European malts) that is quickly followed by the herbal hop presence - reminded me of fresh cut hay. Subtle acidity in the beer that lends a refreshing quality. Flavor continued after the swallow enough to keep you interested through the whole pint.

F: 4 - healthy amount of carbonation that was present but not tingly. Medium bodied enough to suggest the maltiness but light enough that it is easily quaffable.

O: 4.5 - this beer took me back to my childhood playing at grandma and grandpa’s farm. The sweet and pleasant smells/tastes of fresh cut hay took me back to the hay fields and the haymow. The breadlines something that harkened back to grandma’s fresh baked bread. Was this the power of suggestion from the can description (“Classic Country Lager”)? Or is it the perfect marriage of European hops and barley malt in a beer?

Either way, this beer is enticing and perfect for any beer drinker. A delight to those seeking refined flavors as there is so much to seek out in the pillowy presence of flavors (soft but present). Similarly, something I could see being enjoyed by the more selective of beer drinkers (i.e.-light beer drinker) due to its drinkability.
Jan 27, 2023
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Rated by JamesPatty

4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
This is just a nice light and crisp lager. I like the Honey Lager they make a little better. But this is a great standard issue beer!
Dec 31, 2022
Rated: 4.13 by Dathon

Dec 14, 2022
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Reviewed by BeerBobber from Nevada

3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pour is a clear golden color with three fingers of very active white head. Lazy streaming carbonation bubbles streaming up through the beer.

Smells like a clean fresh lager. Getting that white bread crust smell. Just a hint of grass like in a euro lager.

Taste is a nice combination of the malts and the hops playing well together. The flavor does have a hint of that grass flavor you find in a euro lager. I think its in the hops but I do detect a slight spicy note on the taste.. It is definitely a hop spice. Nothing like a chili beer would have just a little zap on the tongue.

Mouth feel is smooth and middleweight in the lighter category. Finish is a bit wet.

Overall a nice smooth beer. I like that I can pick out various notes and its not just like a regular everyday lager. This one has some serious craft work put into it. For someone stuck on adjunct lagers it would be fun to see their reaction to this beer. Well done to the folks at New Glarus Brewing Co. and the folks at Weyermann Malting. Cheers!
Nov 26, 2022
Rated: 3.84 by MatthewJW from Wisconsin

Nov 12, 2022
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Reviewed by hbeimers from Illinois

4.19/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
It's everything you want from a lager: balance, drinkability, and it goes with pretty much every occasion. Pairs well with everything (especially pizza).
Oct 24, 2022
Rated: 3.98 by travelguy from Ohio

Oct 17, 2022
Rated: 4.03 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Oct 02, 2022
Rated: 3.68 by Thirstygoat from Illinois

Sep 25, 2022
Rated: 4.04 by BluffLake60002 from Illinois

Sep 03, 2022
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Reviewed by Noahoxley

4.91/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
This is a world class pale lager. I get same fruit candy under the breadiness on the nose, clean yet dynamic malt flavor. Perfect balance with a slight lingering hop taste. Tough to find a better American lager.
Aug 25, 2022
Rated: 3.96 by dbrauneis from North Carolina

Aug 05, 2022
Rated: 4.01 by _Adam_ from Maryland

Jul 12, 2022
Rated: 4.16 by theKiwiJones from Wisconsin

Jul 07, 2022
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Looks nice in the glass. Medium golden yellow body, very clear. Head quickly diminishes to a broken ring, not much lacing.

Very pleasant aroma, reminds me of a meadow, grassy and floral.

On tasting, clean and crisp. Decent bready malt, hop pokes it's head out later.

Mouth medium, finish clean with a light smooth hop note.

Overall, another well put together beer from New Glarus. Thoughtfully crafted, have to admire a brewery that doesn't put out a new beer every day, but what they do, they do very well.
Jul 04, 2022
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Reviewed by dirkdigles from Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
This is the best lager I have ever had. It's so clean, fresh, crisp. Clear.

I don't rate a lot of beers so I don't have the vernacular to describe this one. However, as soon as the first taste hit my tongue, something shot off deep inside that said "this is the best lager. This is what Budweiser et al. could only dream of being."

Really incredible beer. I don't know that I'd called it a Helles, as it is categorized. But perhaps it is.

Jun 04, 2022
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Rated by RJLarse from Washington

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A nice lager. Light and clean. Not over powering with the floral aromas and flavor.
May 15, 2022
Rated: 3.85 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio

May 08, 2022
Rated: 4 by vol4life88 from Tennessee

Apr 21, 2022
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Reviewed by Martin194 from Iowa

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Look: Clear gold with a fluffy white head that dissipates slowly.

Smell: Sweet and tangy notes - honey and lemon come to mind.

Taste: Follows smell; grassy and yeast notes alongside the sweet and tangy elements.

Feel: Medium body, clean mouthfeel.

Overall: Very good, easy drinking lager.
Mar 19, 2022
Rated: 3.96 by LunchMoney from Minnesota

Dec 15, 2021
Rated: 3.81 by Mxsluis from Michigan

Dec 11, 2021
Rated: 4 by Scott17Taylor from Iowa

Oct 07, 2021
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Reviewed by defunksta from Wisconsin

4.01/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Pours a clear, medium golden color with a strong foamy white head. SRM of 7. (4.00

Aroma: Mild aromas of lemongrass and lemonflower yeast upfront. Then some smooth honey and pale bread malty notes. Hoppy overall. (4.25)

Flavor: Strong flavors of pale malts and yeast upfront. Grassy and lots of yeast in the middle. Then some lemon citrus after that. A full body with a dry yeasty finish. Some golden honey and bread malts off the end. Yeasty and slightly fruity. (4.00)

Feel: Medium-bodied. Strong carbonation and yeast. Finishes clean on the palate. (4.25)

Compared to Paulaner Original Lager 9/26/21: Pours a darker color. Stronger aromas. More lemonflower and lemongrass. Less smooth golden malt. Much more yeast, and dry and crisper.

Compared to Firestone Lager 11/21/21: Pours slightly darker. Milder aromas. More authentic bread and yeast flavors. More authentic flavors and yeast. Otherwise very similar. Winner: Two Women Lager

Compared to Weihenstaphaner Helles 7/28/22: Pours a slightly darker color. Milder aromas. More pale bread, lemonflower. Less earthy and toasty authentic Munich malt.

Compared to Utepils Helles 7/31/22: Pours a similar color. Milder aromas. More smooth white bread and honey. Less earthy bread and yeast. Simpler. Winner: Utepils

Compared to Gold Coin Helles 7/31/22: Pours lighter. Milder. More light pale malts and yeast. Less sweet bread, orange, and honey. Dryer and lighter. Winner: Two Women

Compared to MORE Huntley Helles 10/12/22: Pours a darker color, milder aromas. More yeast and fruit. Less citrus, flower, bread malt. More yeasty and fruity sweet.

Compared to Earth Rider Precious Material 4/2023: Pours darker, milder aromas. More earthy flavors and less bread. More like a Helles.

Compared to Utepils Helles 4/2023: Pours darker, stronger head. Milder aromas. More crisp yeast. Less earthy bread and honey. Crispier and less flavor.

Compared to McFleshman's Pirates Cove Helles 6/2023: Pours darker, milder head. Milder aromas. More crisp pale malts and yeast. Dryer.

Overall: A really good American Helles lager. It's very yeast and hoppy too. A strong clash between the hops and yeast and the smooth malts give it a nice balance. The yeast gives it authentic and complex flavors. Light, but yeasty, full-bodied, and drinks clean.
(Final Rating: 4.01)
Sep 26, 2021
Rated: 4 by Guinnsslvr from Illinois

Aug 15, 2021
Rated: 3.65 by hybridnoisebloom from Wisconsin

Aug 06, 2021
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Reviewed by hof_1991 from Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Drinking from a glass bottle while cooking brats on the grill outside. Yes in Wisconsin. Nice clean crisp summer beer. And you can support an employee owned company. Enjoy.
May 01, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by AndrewFord666 from Illinois

Apr 21, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by TommyG22 from Wisconsin

Apr 11, 2021
Rated: 4 by GreenBayBA from Wisconsin

Feb 16, 2021
Rated: 3.83 by TwilightBeerCareer from Illinois

Feb 14, 2021
Rated: 3.63 by DownyIsHungry from Minnesota

Jan 15, 2021
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
This one was a gift from my H night husband & wife trivia team in the pre-COVID era. She is originally from Wisconsin & they used to make routine visits, bringing back beer for yours truly. 8=) Ah, how I long for Trivia Nights … Beer will just have to suffice in the interim.

From the Bottle (eek!): “Employee Owned”; “Only In Wisconsin”; "Four thousand years before Christ, Sumerian women created the divine drink of beer. Viking women brewed in Norse society. European Ale Wives were so successful as cottage brewers they were taxed. Artisanal women lost their domination of the daily ritual of brewing during the Industrial Revolution. Today’s brewing trade is controlled by men."; "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! [undersigned] Daniel [J] & Deborah Carey".

As I Pop!ped the cap to begin a slow, gentle C-Line pour into the awaiting glass, I found myself humming “Two Ladies” from the musical, “Cabaret”. It is sung by the EmCee, who is blatantly homosexual, and totally unfitting for this moment, but such is how my mind works. It was fitting to watch it blossom upwards to form two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, tawny head with excellent retention. Color was Deep-Amber/Light-Copper to Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity. Nose held a bready maltiness, not as intense as the previous Blue Stallion Dunkel, but still quite bready. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, not watery, but apropos for a Lager. The taste was rather light & almost unobtrusive with a slight breadiness from the malt. I would have preferred a bit more intensity from it, but stylistically, there was nothing wrong with it. I happily drank it, rejoicing in its semi-sweet, borderline semi-dry finish, but it would not be my first choice from this brewery. YMMV.
Dec 29, 2020
Two Women Lager from New Glarus Brewing Company
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