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: 1,434
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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Photo of Wer34truh
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A very calm-looking lager, with a small head and very little carbonation after the initial minute following the pour. Looks like the Lake Superior of beer.

Subtle smell of malt, pilsner yeast and some herbal flavors.

This has a distinct spicy kick to it, with notes of malt/bread. Very drinkable, with noticeable yet relatively modest carbonation. I approve. Especially considering the $8 price-tag for a sixer.

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Photo of DenverHopHead
3.27/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle into a pokal.
Appearance - more bronze than gold; an eruption of carbonation bubbles that build an impressive, foamy white head. Lacing is hit and miss.
Smell - malt and barley producing a buttermilk biscuit quality.
Taste - very laid back with a flavor profile matching the nose.
Feel - light body, clean and crisp, with decent carbonation.
Overall - I could see how Pilsner fans dig this beer; it may be the best Pilsner I've ever had. Unfortunately, it's just not my bag.

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Photo of MNJR
3.02/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I'm not the biggest fan of this brew. It has an astringent taste and a very grainy, rough feel. I want to like it, because I am New Glarus fan in general, but this beer for me just doesn't work. I get very tart, harsh flavors from this beer. I have had several over the last few years hoping to "get it," but after each one I never want another. It leaves a sour aftertaste and has no hint of clean hop flavor that I want from a lager. Not sure what a "Country Lager" is, but I suppose it is similar to French country ale or has some Belgian inspiration. Not what I am looking for in a lager. Sour and rough, with an unpleasing, macro-ish aftertaste.

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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 Ozzylizard
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled dated 1565 09:30 (I think – smudged) at 42 degrees into snifter
Aroma weak, grainy
Head small (one cm, aggressive pour), off white, frothy, diminishing to irregular one to three mm ring and some floating froth
Lacing fair – partial narrow rings of tiny bubbles
Body light amber, clear, slight effervescence
Flavor grainy, faint hops; no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light to medium, creamy, lively carbonation

Appearance 3.5, Aroma 3.5, Flavor 4.5, Palate 4, Overall 3.75

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Photo of bluehende
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very nice lager. Some hop presence , but mostly nice biscuity malt. Finishes clean. If you can get this one it is one of the better lagers I have had.

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Photo of Griffin2
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Nice Amber colored lager with a thick white head. It is a really delicious simple beer. It won't blow you away, but a great outdoor beer.

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Photo of vainosuomi
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Medium amber color. Small off-white head. Smell is of malts and classic lager yeast. Taste is mostly of sweet malt, a little toasty, with a bit of grassy hops. Smooth, light-bodied, and clean. A great easy-drinking lager.

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Photo of jweaver95
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was my first time trying a craft German lager. I bought it in a sampler pack, and really wasn't sure what to expect.

It pours a golden amber into New Glarus's Pilsner glass, and left 2 fingers of an off-white head after a pretty hefty pour. Smells of citrus and malt at the top, and I even picked up a subtle toffee/apple in the aroma as well. It's very smooth and refreshing, and it as a slight hop bitterness toward the end (which I wasn't really expecting). It's a great beer nonetheless, and I would definitely recommend it.

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Photo of Nctide
3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is everything you could ask for in an easy drinking American lager. She (they?) looks like a champ with a clear light copper color and a frothy white head. Not much going on with the aroma. The taste is a nice balance of mildly caramel-like malt with just a bit of hoppy bitterness quickly working in. This isn't the most exciting style but this is a fine example. You can't go wrong with a sixer of this and a football game on the big screen.

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Two Women Lager from New Glarus Brewing Company
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