Two Women Lager | New Glarus Brewing Company

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Two Women LagerTwo Women Lager

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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!

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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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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 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 SaltofOH
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed 8-1-15. Threshold beer glass. Failed to note bottle stamps, but no date.

Appearance: Amber with a little head and no visible carbonation. Nice ring of white lacing as it drinks down.

Aroma: Nice toasty (pilsner?) malt. Not much hop aroma to speak of. Talk of noble hops had me excited, but I'm not getting it.

Taste: There is something in common with spotted cow here, slightly sweet, less so than the Spotted Cow. Slight sweetness, with nice bittering at the end; lingers slightly.

Mouthfeel: Midweight; significant, perfect carbonation.

Overall: Nice; I like Boston Lager a little better. This is clearly well-crafted, but just kind of plain.

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Photo of golf_sierra
3.76/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Malty sweet. Surprising more depth of malt flavor than a pilsner. Definitely drinks like a much darker beer than it really is. There is some not so pleasant sour on the finish.

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Photo of Emersonio
3.64/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pour: 12oz bottle poured into a mug. Appearance : bronze and clear. Thin white head lacing present. Aroma: Deep malt and a slight hop aroma. Flavor: Malt all the way and consistent with the style. Aftertaste: Malty with hints of caramel. Overall: Something special from Wisconsin. crushable! Good: 3 out of 5.

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Photo of Treyliff
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into Pilsner glass

A- pours a clear deep golden color with a one-finger creamy thick white head that retains long after the pour, leaving some lacing behind

S- spicy herbal hop aroma with some floral notes, toasted cracker malt

T- Pilsner malt gives some sweet bready notes up front, spicy floral hops balance it out with some herbal & earthy notes as well that continue to the finish

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a thick and creamy mouthfeel from the retaining head, that continues into a crisp finish

O- super drinkable associated German pils

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Photo of Czequershuus
3.52/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer shines like a buffed penny with a rich copper color. The aroma is classic lager, witha slight hint of toffee. This is definitely a clean, well done lager.

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Photo of brentk56
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours clear golden verging on amber, with a billowy head that delivers the lace

Smell: Rich bready aromatics - smells like a bread bakery; a touch of grass and lemon

Taste: The malt is the star of the show, here, with a rich, freshly baked bread character; the hops bring a lemon and grassy aspect, but the malt flavors are so robust that they dominate the finish; I also pick up a smear of honey on the bread

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I am having trouble thinking of this as a pilsener and I note that New Glarus makes no such claims; I would go with a moderately hopped Vienna Lager

Thanks, knapers03, for the opportunity

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.46/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

New Glarus Two Women Lager has a thick, white head of foam, a mostly clear, amber-gold appearance, a good amount of white, suspended sediment, and not too much lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of honey, barley malt, and bread crust, and the flavor is of the same, with some background corn and mild hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and slick, and New Glarus Two Women finishes crisp and easy drinking.


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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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3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is an edit on my previous rating/review. Pours a nice honey amber color and has a subtle herbal hop scent. Light bodied and smooth. Classic lager flavor with a hoppy finish. Infinitely drinkable.

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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 outdoor7or24
4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle from Todd, poured into snifter.
A: pours a fantastic brilliant white dense foam head, great clear pure gold body, stringy lacing
S: pilsner malt, some light floral notes
M: light crisp feel, some light resin sticks to the tongue
T: fresh grain, pilsner malt, dried hay, and hint of lemon near the end.
O: great offering from new Glarus, must try, little heavier than other German pilsners I would say

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Photo of martyl1000
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hmm . . . It's surprisingly flavorful and layered for a pilsner. I'm actually a little disappointed since I was wanting a simpler brew to serve as a palate cleanser during a cellar-aged tasting.

I'll skip the real review, but need to mention there's an amazingly striking lemon juice element that fronts this flavor profile.

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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

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.

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

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.

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

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Photo of damndirtyape
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle, date stamp of 2404 14:35. Served in a pilsner glass.

Appearance: Clear dark amber. Thin persistent off white head. Plenty of persistent lacing - sheets, strands and islands. Darker than I expected for the style.

Smell: Clean, bready, herbal.

Taste: Crisp, but not overly so. Malt show up right away with bready/cracker tastes. The malt shows the most in this lager, but it is balanced with a good noble hop finish.

Mouthfeel: Prickly carbonation, but not fizzy. Definitely thicker than water, but not by much. Quite smooth though.

Overall / Drinkability: A very tasty lager and one that I could easily drink another of. I wish I had a six pack of this as the beer is very drinkable, but I got this one bottle as a gift so it will be awhile before I can locate another. Overall, a well crafted pilsner/lager, but not as hoppy as I would have expected for a German Pilsner - the malt is the theme for this beer and it shows nicely. This beer went very well with food (Chicken schnitzel, green beans) and I think it would go very well with a wider range of food as well. A great overall lager.

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Photo of breadwinner
4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tremendous bready notes out of this lager. Indeed, rare does an American style coax out such bready notes. Surprisingly dark color, plus those rich, bready notes gives this a sort of rustic look and feel. Really quite satisfying.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

12 oz bottle shared by MrBarleywine, thanks for the opportunity!
Slightly hazy medium golden color with a decent head. Aromas of rich sweet bready pilsner malt with hints of light fruit and extremely faint floral hops. Sweet bready maltiness without much to provide balance. Fruity flavor seems out of place in a clean lager. Easy enough to drink but needs some tweaking.

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Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Solid Lager. No technical flaws. It would be nice if the beer had some more hops. The malt profile is enjoyable and the yeast created a nice mellow smooth beer. Reminds me quite a bit of mama's little yellow pils.

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Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

Has a light floral, grain and light malt nose with a hint of biscuit.
Pours brilliant dark amber under a 1" snow white foam cap.
Light biscuit, spicy grain and a hint of floral on the palate. Starts slightly sweet and then finishes with a pleasant dose of grainy tartness on the finish. Mildly bitter.
Medium body and carbonation.

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Photo of rapayn01
2.7/5  rDev -30.8%

It's probably a terrific lager, but I'm not a fan of the style and this one is very malt-forward. Bad news for a hop-lover like me. It certainly has much more flavor than your run-of-the mill mass-produced lager. It has a fairly deep golden coloring with lots of lacing on the pour.

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Photo of cyclonece09
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours red orange with a fluffy white head that dissipates somewhat quickly. Smells of nice malted barely, slight fruit. Tastes of fruit, especially berries, nice grain and fruit balance. Beer is light bodied with good carbonation. Overall, a very good beer.

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Two Women Lager from New Glarus Brewing Company
3.9 out of 5 based on 1,406 ratings.
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