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Two Women Lager | New Glarus Brewing Company

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87
very good
301 Reviews
Two Women LagerTwo Women Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States | website

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!

Added by levifunk on 04-11-2010

BEER STATS
Reviews:
301
Ratings:
1,393
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
26.67%
 
 
Wants:
63
Gots:
270
For Trade:
8
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Reviews by Boto:
Photo of Boto
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle: This one pours a crystal clear lighter amber color. There was a small off-white head that didn’t linger long at all. Just a little lacing. The aroma is nice: a little musty, bready, malts and biscuits. The taste is pretty good. Bready, some malts, touch of bitterness and dryness. Another good beer from them!

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Photo of Joshuafzylatra
4.63/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Exceptional lager..a very well balanced brew..I had this on tap and in the bottle..the tap seems to give this one more life if that makes sense..I am not very good at writing reviews but I have sampled enough beers to know a great one when I taste it and as far as lagers go this is one of my favorites

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Photo of Chiefy770
4.38/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

New Glarus Brewing Company
Two Women Lager
German Pilsener
ABV: 5%
12 Fl Oz Bottle
Bottled on November 11th, 2014
Reviewed on January 27th, 2015
Served in a Pilsener Flute

Eyes
Pretty clean golden body. A bubbly white head formed and quickly collapsed, leaving a a fair amount of soapy lacing throughout. Visible carbonation with small bubbles racing to the top of the body.

Nose
Very bread-heavy nose. Plenty of grains. Smelled like a freshly baked loaf of bread. Subtle notes of herbal hops as well.

Mouth
Grainy malts led the charge on the tastebuds. Notes of bread and grain up front with hops finishing this one out. The hops were very subtle, grassy, herbal… overall earthy and light. Light bodied and incredibly smooth.

Overall
Be the instant hit of backyard BBQs by bringing a case of this lager!

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Photo of rkat32
4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a New Glarus nonic pint glass. 315 4 Julian date code. Consumed on February 18, 2015 and reviewed three days later on February 21.

L: Pale to medium amber in color, strikingly clear, one-finger white head recedes slowly.

S: Grainy aroma, corn husk, bready malts, pleasant noble hops, toasted grain, honey sweetness. Reminds me of fresh baked bread. The malts really shine in the nose.

T: Very smooth with the malts up front and center. Hay, grass, herbal notes from the noble hops, very clean with a dry finish.

F: Medium carbonation, medium-light body, extremely quaffable.

O: All-around just an excellent lager. Somewhat reminiscent of the amber “Landbiers” that one can find in remote outposts in Bavaria and Franconia. Exceptional when consumed fresh.

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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 The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A : A two finger off-white head leaving a milky hot cocoa-like appearance on top, a centimeter thick. The body is honey-amber colored and 40% opaque.

S : Rich, roasted malts and pale hop with a hit of crisp green granny smith apple. The volume in the nose is medium to strong.

T : Bready and fruity. Grains rush up to meet the other flavors, giving a slight grit to the otherwise yeasty profile. The apple comes in at the end with a rich pucker and slight sweetness, and a bit of tartness from the skin. It almost finishes like a Redd's, but not overly sweet. It ends fairly bready. Belches are again, halved apples.

F : Light to medium bodied, with a crispness and light but appropriate carbonation. It ends clean.

O : I'd like to have a few more of these before knocking Hauenstein out of my top spot for #1 lager. It's not quite as refreshing but it is more flavorful. New Glarus has never made a beer I didn't like (yet). This is a fine lager. Why someone would drink a macro swill over this is beyond me. At least #2, if not #1 lager I've ever had (and I've had a lot).

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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 MaximalC
2.97/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours an extremely transparent, amber color with a moderate head of fluffy, white froth. The aroma smells of traditional, unadventurous lager: light, bready malt with some noble hops. Broad sheets of lacing adorn the glass as the beer recedes.

The taste is similar to the nose, featuring bread, honey, apple skin, and a potently spicy twang from the hops. The sweetness is very delicate and only barely manages to avoid getting overriden by the hops (even though the hops aren’t especially bold by hop standards). Light body and fine carbonation lend a slightly creamy mouthfeel that’s just north of too thin.

Overall, this is about as basic and unremarkable a beer as you are likely to find. It epitomizes what I think of when I hear the word “lager” without anything else attached, and would most likely have been quite at home in my grandfather’s basement. I’m sure it’s a fine session beer, but it’s not really my style.

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Photo of Seanhillmusiccleaner
2.6/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Why New Glarus would put Two Women Lager and Naked Lager in the same sampler pack is beyond me. There is so little difference between these beers and they aren't special in the slightest. There is far better beer in Wisconsin. Three Sheeps for example. They do different, tasty, special brews that pop. New Glarus is getting by on reputation, undeservedly.

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Photo of weatherdog
3.34/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

4/18/11 re-review from fresh 12oz. bottle

I'm not going to do a full review, just note the changes I noticed from the different bottlings.

The color appears to be a little darker, moving into the copper/gold stage, still a fluffy white long lasting head with tons of tiny carbonation drops.

The aroma is nearly devoid of any hop aroma, just a ton of toasted bread malt aroma coming off from this beer. Very sad to see the hops seemingly dialed back for this mass release.

The flavor is a balance between the toasted malt and some earthy medium bitterness hops. I'm glad to taste the hops in the flavor but I still feel like it is more restrained than the original.

Mouthfeel and carbonation are once again awesome. Crisp and clean with lots of bubbles.

Overall I am very disappointed in this release. Like many of the latest New Glarus lagers this one seems dumbed down and playing it safe. To me it tastes much closer to a slightly toasted Munich Helles or Vienna than a German Pils. I know in the almost year it has been since I had the original my palate, especially for lagers, has developed considerably. Still, even taking that into account I can't believe my original impression would be so drastically different without just cause.

New Glarus lagers can be mind blowing (Edel-Pils, Bohemian Lager) so it really disappoints me when I taste this new offering.

ORIGINAL REVIEW FROM 4/29/2010

A big thanks to Chris for picking this up for me on his way to DLD 2010. Opened during a tasting with Tony and Eric.

500 mL bottle poured into a tulip glass

It poured a crystal clear bright gold with a brilliant white head that lasted for a while. A low amount of lacing was present.

The aroma was heavily dominated by that great crisp pilsner malt smell with just a little of that grassy German noble hop smell.

Man this beer tastes like everything a well made lager should be. the taste of mildly sweet crisp pilsner malt is very present with just a touch of bitterness for balance. I'm still don't feel that I've had enough well made lagers to properly describe the tastes in any meaningful way but this one is great.

This beer is very light and effervescent on the tongue. It's extremely drinkable and really refreshing.

While this beer is relatively expensive, and would not be a regular purchase if it was available in stores, I completely understand the $5/bottle for a brewery only release in the same special expensive bottles used for R&D #1. I wish they would release a year round high quality lager like this or the unplugged bohemian lager at their normal 6-pack price.

Original 500mL bottle score 4/4/4.5/4.5/5

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Photo of SanFranJake
4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dmheinz57
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of newk340
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: a translucent golden amber topped by a thin foam ring.

S: faint hints of hops and malts but rather unassuming on the whole.

T: an immediate flash of malts with a tingling hop aftertaste that is as brief as the swallow.

MF/D: a very smooth lager that leaves the palate wanting more following each sip, certainly a sessionable 8% abv.

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Photo of orbitalr0x
4.6/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

500ml bottle pours into my glass a brilliant clear golden yellow with good active carbonation and two fingers of bubbly, creamy white head sitting solidly on top of the brew. Aromas start off with bright, crisp malts upfront. The slightly sweet grain aroma is fresh and enticing. Herbal, slightly spicy hops along with a bit of an earthiness. Really nice.

First sip brings bright crisp malts upfront with a nice residual sweetness and a sun dried grain accent. Herbal, grassy hops meld in with a touch of spiciness. Super well balanced with a great flavor profile.

Mouthfeel is smooth and crisp with creamy carbonation. Overall it's just really refreshing and a pleasure to drink. I could drink a large amount of this very easily with a smile on my face. I know the ingredients and process for this one were a bit more expensive, but it would be a joy to have in six packs. A really well done lager.

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Photo of loose5682
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of danthehopslamman
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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 DaftPatrick
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of csmartin6
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of equinox1
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of warnerry
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Todd
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of chip26
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of TTripp725
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of hopstetrician
2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

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