Two Women Lager
New Glarus Brewing Company

Two Women LagerTwo Women Lager
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From:
New Glarus Brewing Company
 
Wisconsin, United States
Style:
Lager - Helles
Ranked #101
ABV:
5%
Score:
86
Ranked #19,965
Avg:
3.83 | pDev: 12.27%
Ratings:
1,573
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 04, 2022
Added:
Apr 11, 2010
Wants:
  70
Gots:
  347
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 dirkdigles
4.75/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by dirkdigles from Illinois

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.

Regardless, WHY DOES THIS HAVE TO BE ONLY AVAILABLE IN WISCONSIN!? :(

Jun 04, 2022
Photo of RJLarse
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by RJLarse from Washington

A nice lager. Light and clean. Not over powering with the floral aromas and flavor.

May 15, 2022
 
3.85 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio on May 08, 2022
 
4 by vol4life88 from Tennessee on Apr 21, 2022
Photo of Martin194
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Martin194 from Iowa

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
 
3.96 by LunchMoney from Minnesota on Dec 15, 2021
 
3.81 by Mxsluis from Michigan on Dec 11, 2021
 
4 by Scott17Taylor from Iowa on Oct 07, 2021
Photo of defunksta
4.21/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by defunksta from North Dakota

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 bread malty notes. Hoppy overall.

Flavor: Strong flavors of lemonflower and yeast upfront. Grassy and lots of yeast in the middle. A full body with a dry yeasty finish. Some golden honey and bread malts off the end. Balanced finish between the hops and malts.

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

Overall: A really good 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: 4.21)

Sep 26, 2021
 
4 by Guinnsslvr from Illinois on Aug 15, 2021
 
3.65 by hybridnoisebloom from Wisconsin on Aug 06, 2021
Photo of hof_1991
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by hof_1991 from Wisconsin

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
 
3.5 by AndrewFord666 from Illinois on Apr 21, 2021
 
4.25 by TommyG22 from Wisconsin on Apr 11, 2021
 
4 by GreenBayBA from Wisconsin on Feb 16, 2021
 
3.83 by TwilightBeerCareer from Illinois on Feb 14, 2021
 
3.63 by DownyIsHungry from Minnesota on Jan 15, 2021
Photo of woodychandler
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

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
Photo of Magpie60
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Magpie60 from Missouri

Classic lager with a dry finish.

Dec 14, 2020
Photo of NeutroMan
4.02/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by NeutroMan from Illinois

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
Photo of TedHead
3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by TedHead from Illinois

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
 
4.19 by fflopps from Iowa on Sep 07, 2020
 
3.75 by Th3Boss from Wisconsin on Sep 05, 2020
 
4.06 by craigbelly from Iowa on Sep 05, 2020
Photo of Jmilton
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Jmilton from Michigan

Nice light summer lager

Jul 29, 2020
 
3.98 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania on Jul 28, 2020
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3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by jrc1093 from Connecticut

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
 
3.75 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania on Jul 12, 2020
Photo of 1961
3.02/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by 1961 from Wisconsin

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
Photo of HopHippie
4.21/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by HopHippie from Wisconsin

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
 
4.37 by BrendanStoehr96 from Wisconsin on Apr 30, 2020
 
3.52 by Gkguliani from Minnesota on Feb 27, 2020
 
4 by AndrewBuffalo from Illinois on Feb 20, 2020
 
4.04 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama on Jan 26, 2020
 
4.25 by TylerJ from Iowa on Nov 18, 2019
 
4 by alexsergio from New York on Nov 16, 2019
Photo of kevanb
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by kevanb from Illinois

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
Photo of Parmesan
3.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Parmesan from Colorado

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
Photo of omahawk
3.72/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by omahawk from Nebraska

Nice lager. Touch of sweetness, nice light hop taste. Very drinkable beer.

Sep 15, 2019
 
4.02 by mecmd from Tennessee on Sep 13, 2019
Two Women Lager from New Glarus Brewing Company
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