Two Women Lager
New Glarus Brewing Company

Two Women LagerTwo Women Lager
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Style:
Lager - Helles
Ranked #38
ABV:
5%
Score:
86
Ranked #21,422
Avg:
3.85 | pDev: 12.21%
Reviews:
340
Ratings:
1,559
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New Glarus Brewing Company
 
Wisconsin, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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Gots
  344
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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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
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
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NeutroMan from Illinois

4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz can into a pilsner glass. Clear dark golden color with a small soapy head that quickly receded to a thin film. Vigorous carbonation bubbling up from the bottom. Smell is doughy malt and floral hops, hard to discern much more nuance beyond that. Hop bitterness hits you harder on the palate than the nose would suggest, almost more Pilsner than Helles. Very pleasant, easy-drinking, medium mouthfeel and carbonation. A refreshing, quenching, summer session beer.

Dec 11, 2020
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TedHead from Illinois

3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours an almost amber dark good with a white head that eventually settles down to about a 1/8th of an inch thick. Smells like wetter grains with hints of bitterness behind it. Taste is dominated by slightly sweet malts that's balanced out by a nice floral and herbal slightly bitter finish. The beer has very fine bubbles that perfectly cost your tongue with a delicate prickly feeling that is awesome. It goes down incredibly smoothly and is overall a very good beer.

Oct 23, 2020
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jrc1093 from Connecticut

3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle reads 'J250'

Pours a beautifully clear, deep golden body topped with 2.5 fingers of rich, white foam; solid head retention leaves a creamy-looking half-finger of cap, lightly frothy collar, and a uniform spatter of eclectic, webby lacing dispersed around the glass.

Aromas of grassy hops intermingle with crackery malts upfront as wisps of citric zest fade far into the backdrop effortlessly; a more defined, biscuity middle pronounces, and a rounded dollop of honey eases over the back end for a delicately sweet, balanced close to the bouquet.

Taste brings lightly toasted brown bread accented with grassy hops to open; a vague mineral quality course through the background as honeysuckle develops over the mid-palate; doughy tones on the back end lead to fleeting cereal grain malts on the finish/swallow.

Mouthfeel displays a light body and moderate-high carbonation encouraging a steady, prickly, and malty grit over the palate; a crisp, refreshing, and activated texture maintains over the mid-palate, progressing with moderate dryness to a clean finish with minimal weight.

The simple beauties of a Helles lager amplified with malty robustness and a subtle hop accentuation; comfortably imperfect, this beer shuns outright complexity in favor of a well-defined, sheerly approachable character.

Jul 25, 2020
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1961 from Wisconsin

3.02/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I decided to start drinking a lighter/lager beer due to the summer heat wave here in Wisconsin and pick -up a six pack from Woodmans in Janesville. This beer pours has a golden / copper color and was served in a pint glass. I could smell the malts in the beer and the taste was a well balance with a little bitterness @ the end. Overall I thought this beer was good lager and refreshing.

Jul 05, 2020
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HopHippie from Wisconsin

4.21/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pretty standard dark gold.
S: A hint bitter sourdough with a touch of sweetness.
T: overall great flavor, nothing stands out too much but it maintains being a flavorful slightly bitter slightly sweet neutral beer.
F: Not too bitter, hydrating, neutral mouth feel.
O: If you are bringing a beer to an event this is a great option, it's a very neutral very drinkable lager that doesn't have super strong hop or grainy flavors while maintaining being a flavorful enjoyable experience.

Jun 07, 2020
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kevanb from Illinois

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.

Oct 22, 2019
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Parmesan from Colorado

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.

Oct 13, 2019
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Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

4.44/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured from a 12oz bottle into a New Glarus pilsner glass. pours a semi clear gold with three fingers of dense white head and that remains as a bubbly foam cap throughout the pour. classic lager aromas of corn, yeast, light bready malts. flavor matches with a full mouthfeel. perfectly carbonated in that it’s a bit lower than a pilsner which i love. fantastic lager bier.

Sep 01, 2019
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Becki4Beers from Iowa

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.

Jul 29, 2019
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German-Helles from Wisconsin

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.

Jun 19, 2019
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PatrickCT from Connecticut

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.

May 28, 2019
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Karen_Ramirez41 from Missouri

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.

Apr 19, 2019
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Squire from Mississippi

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.

Sep 04, 2018
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GarrettB from Colorado

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.

Sep 02, 2018
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Nickholland from Missouri

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!

Jul 21, 2018
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Victory_Sabre1973 from Minnesota

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.

Jun 06, 2018
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superspak from Ohio

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.

Apr 14, 2018
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leantom from Indiana

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.

Mar 12, 2018
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SomethingClever from Ohio

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.

Dec 02, 2017
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c014572 from Illinois

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.

Nov 15, 2017
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deebo from Michigan

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.

Sep 07, 2017
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brenn79 from Idaho

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.

Aug 31, 2017
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Sabtos from Ohio

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.

Aug 23, 2017
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russpowell from Arkansas

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

Aug 08, 2017
Two Women Lager from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 1559 ratings