Two Women Lager
New Glarus Brewing Company

Two Women LagerTwo Women Lager
Rate It
Beer Geek Stats | Print Shelf Talker
From:
New Glarus Brewing Company
 
Wisconsin, United States
Style:
Helles
Ranked #97
ABV:
5%
Score:
86
Ranked #19,855
Avg:
3.83 | pDev: 12.27%
Reviews:
346
Ratings:
1,231
Status:
Active
Rated:
Friday at 08:44 PM
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!
Recent ratings and reviews. | Log in to view more ratings + sorting options.
Ratings by specialkheese:
Photo of specialkheese
Rated by specialkheese from Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.4%

Feb 18, 2012
More User Ratings:
 
Rated: 3.96 by dbrauneis from North Carolina

Friday at 08:44 PM
 
Rated: 4.01 by _Adam_ from Maryland

Jul 12, 2022
 
Rated: 4.16 by theKiwiJones from Wisconsin

Jul 07, 2022
Photo of MikeWard
Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
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
Photo of dirkdigles
Reviewed by dirkdigles from Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +24%
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.

Regardless, WHY DOES THIS HAVE TO BE ONLY AVAILABLE IN WISCONSIN!? :(
Jun 04, 2022
Photo of RJLarse
Rated by RJLarse from Washington

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
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
Photo of Martin194
Reviewed by Martin194 from Iowa

4/5  rDev +4.4%
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
Photo of defunksta
Reviewed by defunksta from North Dakota

4.21/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
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.

Flavor: Strong flavors of pale malts and yeast upfront. Grassy and lots of yeast in the middle. Then some lemon after that. 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

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

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: 4.21)
Sep 26, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by Guinnsslvr from Illinois

Aug 15, 2021
 
Rated: 3.65 by hybridnoisebloom from Wisconsin

Aug 06, 2021
Photo of hof_1991
Reviewed by hof_1991 from Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.4%
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
Photo of woodychandler
Reviewed by 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
Photo of Magpie60
Rated by Magpie60 from Missouri

3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Classic lager with a dry finish.
Dec 14, 2020
Photo of NeutroMan
Reviewed by NeutroMan from Illinois

4.02/5  rDev +5%
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
Photo of TedHead
Reviewed by TedHead from Illinois

3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
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
 
Rated: 4.19 by fflopps from Iowa

Sep 07, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by Th3Boss from Wisconsin

Sep 05, 2020
 
Rated: 4.06 by craigbelly from Iowa

Sep 05, 2020
Photo of Jmilton
Rated by Jmilton from Michigan

3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Nice light summer lager
Jul 29, 2020
 
Rated: 3.98 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Jul 28, 2020
Photo of jrc1093
Reviewed by jrc1093 from Connecticut

3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
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
 
Rated: 3.75 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania

Jul 12, 2020
Photo of 1961
Reviewed by 1961 from Wisconsin

3.02/5  rDev -21.1%
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
Photo of HopHippie
Reviewed by HopHippie from Wisconsin

4.21/5  rDev +9.9%
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
 
Rated: 4.37 by BrendanStoehr96 from Wisconsin

Apr 30, 2020
 
Rated: 3.52 by Gkguliani from Minnesota

Feb 27, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by AndrewBuffalo from Illinois

Feb 20, 2020
 
Rated: 4.04 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

Jan 26, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by TylerJ from Iowa

Nov 18, 2019
Two Women Lager from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 1577 ratings