Two Women Lager | New Glarus Brewing Company

very good
308 Reviews
Two Women LagerTwo Women Lager

Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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Reviews: 308 | Ratings: 1,433
Photo of Bdubz94
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
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 +20.3%
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 +15.4%
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 +9.7%
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 +0.5%
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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Photo of Benish
4.07/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: burnt tan in color with no foam. Highly translucent and clear.

Aroma: bready with cracker and mildly burnt malt.

Taste: mild hops come first that is earthy cereal-like and bitter. The sweetness of the malt comes in next. It's very floral yet a little burnt. Very unique style of malt. Then it's mildly oaky at the finish.

Mouthfeel: light-bodied yet seems most enjoyable in the wintertime thanks to the darker malt.

Overall: flavorful Pilsner that stands out above others for its darker appearance and rich flavors.

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Photo of Lembeh
4.62/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Just got back from trip from Bavaria. My standard for simple lagers has gone up so much. So when I tried this I wasn't expecting much. I love their cream ale so was expecting something above average. But wowza. This one could be served on any strasse in Munich and you wouldnt know its not German quality. I love the look on this, a little on the amber side of things. The nose is familiar malt, slight hops, bitter bread. This tastes outstanding. Beautiful subtle hops balanced by the malt bill from the other side of the collab. Its sweet but bitter, refreshing but muted. Great balance overall. Outstanding from the two women that put this Two Women together.

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Photo of bsp77
3.56/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Aroma of apple and noble hops. Taste has apple, hay, and floral & spicy hops. Finish isn't as clean as desired, but is mostly dry. Decent lager overall.

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Photo of Taybeh
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a single into a willi becher. Pours a light honey-clover copper, with a nice 2 finger head, puffy and great retention.. Very bready nose with some round but light floral/earthy hops. Very bready and grainy (but not doughy). Moderate carbonation for the style, very smooth, very little bite from the hops, though they lively things up a bit. Not quite as crisp as I wish, but still plenty satisfying. Good stuff!

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Photo of FBarber
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a golden copper hue - crisp and effervescent. Thick off-white head initially, dissipates leaving some nice sticky lacing and a thin residual head.

Smell has aromas of cracker like malts, bread, floral hops, grass on a hot day, - the aroma is clearly a european pilsner style - clean crisp and simple.

Taste follows the nose with notes of bread, cracker, nice thick malty backbone, dried grass, a gentle floral flavor and honey. Its sweet, but compared to many American made pilseners its actually not all that sweet. Very well harmonized flavor between the malts and hops.

Feel is crisp and refreshing. Medium carbonation provides some nice pop on the tongue.

Overall this is a really fine brew. Great example of a Pilsener. Like everything New Glarus brews, it is simple, classic and done damn well.

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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
4.42/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Crystal clear copper body alive with plenty of ambient carbonation, fluffy white head. Smell is clean pilsner malt, bread crust, herbal hops. Taste is deep, lots of toffee, raw grain, moderate bitterness and spice from hops. Perfect balance- clean and crisp while still being warming. Body is medium-full, hearty, rich.
True craft right here- a solid recipe, no gimmicks, executed well, resulting in a tasty, clean, traditional, balanced, refreshing beer. Fantastic.

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Photo of tobelerone
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Lovely German Pils; crisp body with moderate heft; crystal clear golden color, medium cap of foam that dies off slowly leaving patchy lace. Slightly floral noble hops well balanced by a sweeter, honey and bread malt character. Mild aroma is malt forward by a mile; sort of off-dry; no question this is on the sweeter side for a Pils but still cleans up quickly and is pretty crushable. Classic and classy beer hall fare. Pour this for your German friends and see what they think it is!

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Photo of KYGunner
3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It's hard for me to consider this overly "unique" but it's a well done lager with plenty of personality. Lots of grain, barley, malt, nut, kilned grain, and roasted startch. It drinks very easy with an almost watery feel.

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Photo of angrybabboon
3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Consumed 1/21/16

A: Dark gold to light amber, kind of a caramel color - crystal clear, as any self-respecting lager should be - pours with a medium sized, white head, fades to a few wisps, leaves some streaks of lacing

S: Pilsner aromas and a lot of bread - some nice depth to the malt aroma, with light malts, pilsner malts, light grains, crackers, and bread - the bread aroma in particular is quite interesting, as this really smells like a glass of yeasty, freshly-baked bread - some yeast spiciness - floral hops - some light sweetness and a touch of caramel, hints of light fruits

T: Liquid bread - pale malts, pilsner malts, light grains, touch of caramel, baked bread, toasted bread, bread crust, bread dough, hearty crackers - some straight-up yeast flavor with a touch of spice and a hint of funk - floral and herbal flavors - lightly earthy - low sweetness but could actually be drier

M: Medium body, lightly crisp but mostly smooth, low carbonation, mostly clean finish

O: I got 99 problems and women are two of them

Yet another solid, well-rounded beer from New Glarus. I can't say I'm surprised. This is a little more complex than the typical pils, particularly with the malts. This is remarkably bready, and that is not a complaint. I'm not sure if it would qualify as a lawnmower beer, but lagers do not have to be.

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Photo of farrago
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Close to a two finger deep head, dense and creamy with an off-white to paler tan color, the lacing is initially thick but glides off at a steady pace. The liquid is a brownish-amber color with a yellow tinge, presents a big storm of tiny bubbles, rainstorm thick. The nose evinces many contrasts, sweet caramel malts next to rye, pumpernickel styled sour breads, a short lemon zestiness, likewise brief salty touch, good overall density in the nostrils, not much fruit scent presence. Full-bodied, creamy and smooth with an extended finish. Here you get a lot of sweeter apricot, pear, peach fruit and some cocoa. The breadiness has toast more so than yeast. Ends with a swipe of lemony flavoring. Starts out pretty regular “lager” like but gains in more subtle complexity over time and is much fuller bodied than expected.

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Photo of Evilyak
4.17/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

i made pretzels today and put a bottle of this in the dough. not sure how that would add to the review in any way, but i'm mentioning it anyway.

in the age of bigger is better beers, something like this is easily overlooked.

smell is grain and bread. taste is bread, apples, and herbal hops.

mouth is clean, smooth, and light.

i'm not much of a pilsner guy, but i could get used to a beer like this.

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Photo of Cannibalgasm
3.67/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz. bottle.

A: Pours a clear golden amber color with about a half a finger of frothy white head. Head retains for about a minute and leaves behind a little bit of lacing.

S: Aromas of sweet bready malts, grains, a slight bit of citrus, and some earthy hop spiciness.

T: Flavors of sweet bready malts, grains, buttermilk biscuits, slight caramel, citrus, and some earthy hop spice.

M: Light bodied, with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very smooth with a nice crisp finish.

O: While labeled as a Lager on the bottle I would have to say German Pilsner is defiantly it's proper "label". And as fair a German style pilsners go this is a damn nice one. It's crisp, refreshing and very drinkable. The flavors are quite nice and it goes down almost too easy. Would make for a nice all day drinker. Overall a very solid pilsner that you should give a shot if ever in Wisconsin or have other means of acquiring it.

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Photo of Ottoj55
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is just an really well crafted very approachable pilsner. Its a friendly yellow with white foam, a nice bready malt aroma, malty sweet taste, good balanced mouthfeel. Just a perfect middle of the road nothing fancy easy to drink beer.

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Photo of SD-Alefan
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This lovely beer pours a perfectly clear gold with a pure white head that leaves lots of lacing.
Great aroma: sweet and grainy , with a crisp spic scent and a hint of citrus
Taste is lead by sweet and malty flavors, followed by hint of lemon and spice with a finishing, slightly bitter crispness that is very refreshing.
Mouthfeel is light and well carbonated.
Wonderful Pilsener

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Photo of Cimperman17
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look - Amber color with no head
Smell - A lot of hops and wheat
Taste - Strong taste with a slight bitterness that finishes very clean
Feel - medium body with a smooth feel
Overall - great beer with a unique taste

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Photo of zimm421
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep golden color with a nice white head. The nose is bread, biscuits and sweet malt. The taste follows suit. It is beautifully balanced, and extremely refreshing. Simply put, it's a well made lager that you can go back to over and over again.

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Photo of barnzy78
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle
A - deep golden body with incredible clarity and capped with a creamy ivory head
S - biscuity pale malt, sweet grain, earthy & spicy Noble hops
T - sweet nutty grain, light caramel, biscuit, spicy, earthy
M - very creamy and smooth, light-to-medium body, modest carbonation, easy to drink with a clean finish
O - very solid German Pilsner. I had this one other time in the past and thought it was pretty pedestrian - I stand corrected.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

its a lager alright. the yeast here is the main flavor agent, and the feel and taste just scream lager to me. what i like about it is how it has a sort of late summer plains agriculture thing going on. its really grainy, and darn fresh and full bodied for the style, especially at this low abv. its listed as a german lager, but its equally american, and not just because its hopped a little more than the norm from europe. its decidedly american in its big bold cereal body, much more heft and even caramelization to the grain bill than any i have had from germany, almost seems like there has to be a little wheat in it too. i like its bigness of feel and flavor, although i think the lager yeast is a little overpowering, german for sure, but out of proportion just a bit. there is also a lingering sweetness to this before the hops kick in that doesnt all the way belong, at least in a traditional example. well made and well carbonated, i think with its body it has all season versatility, and its always a treat to try beers from these guys since they dont send it anywhere. i would buy this occasionally if it were available here.

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Photo of WunderLlama
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a pilsener glass

Clear copper in color, steady stream of carbonation, fluffy solid one finger foam cap, good lacings

Aroma of sweet malts, bready, biscuity,

Malt taste, light mouthfeel, smooth, light aftertaste

Session able , good beer

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Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look - golden with no head
Smell - biscuity yeast
Taste - same biscuit bread yeast
Feel - moderate coat, right amount of carbonation, really smooth
Overall - great German style Pilsner. I could drink a lot of these

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