Totally Naked | New Glarus Brewing Company

Totally NakedTotally Naked
BA SCORE
3.7/5
1,171 Ratings
Totally NakedTotally Naked
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
newglarusbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.25%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Pure and crisp this is a beer with nothing to hide. Wisconsin two-row barley malt ensures a mellow and smooth body. We imported Noble Hop varieties from Germany and the Czech Republic to ensure a fine mature aroma with no coarse bitterness.

Added by cokes on 09-24-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#28,324
Reviews:
314
Ratings:
1,171
pDev:
14.05%
Bros Score:
4.38
 
 
Wants:
51
Gots:
208
Trade:
5
HISTOGRAM
 
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Photo of Samputnam14
3.35/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ristaccia
4.19/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Matthew_Phoenix
4.35/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jchanley
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of flyinhawaiian
3.04/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of deebo
4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Poured into a pint glass this beer has basically no head and barely any color and completely clear.
S-Bready malt and noble hops
T-Like the aroma plus a touch of apple notes from the hops.
M-Moderate carbonation and body. Easy drinking. Quick, crisp finish. Very low bitterness.
O-A well made beer, although a bit boring. When looking to spend a bit more on this style, this is a nice option.

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Photo of runlikeakenyan
3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mitchster
2.77/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

No ingreidents or specs per the website or bottle, other than it being a lager brewed with wisconsin 2 row barley malt and imported noble hops from Germany and the Czech republic. Pours out to a sparkingly clear light golden, forming a modest white head with good retention and lacing, carbonation ~2.5 carbs or so. The nose is rather simple. Clean fermentation, very distant DMS, a faint wisp of noble hops, but it's rather subtle. has an interesting yeast character that reminds me of Anchor Steam. Dare I suggest they use this and call it a lager? Mouthfeel is crisp, clean, and light bodied. Taste is a bit fruity for a lager, no DMS in taste, minimal hop character in nose, flavor or bitterness. Bitterness is very mild. Seltzer feel and taste. The carbonation has more character than the beer itself. No real off flavors or aromas.

This is a very very mild flavored, watery kinda beer probably best consumed ice cold after a hot day of mowing the yard or grilling brats or burgers. Very tame. No flaws per say, but not flavorful enough for me to want to buy again. For when you have friends over that don't really care what they're drinking as long as it's cold and "beer-like".

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Photo of MTKATL
3.49/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Skellbop
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of farrago
3.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Modest one finger head, bone white, doesn’t look airy but retention is poor, the few visible streaks tend to be thick yet slide away rapidly. Bright golden colored liquid with only a few randomly dispersed bubbles to be seen. Soft, plush nose of white bread, corn, flowers and a mutter of minerals or quinine, in the same vein the apricot, peach fruit scents are unobtrusively present. Light to medium-bodied, the carbonation is slight, however, it manages to retain adequate freshness if sweet overall. Corn syrup, flowers, leesy yeast, caramel and now and then close to bubblegum. Not many grassy nor earthy qualities and the more you sip the more monochrome it becomes. Apple, pear, apricot come off as freshly picked and friendly. Way easy drinking but perhaps too sweet to drink many in one sitting.

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Photo of Z-man
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Toynk
3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chewy6935
4.14/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Billet
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a Pilsner glass. This is a very fine Lager, clear golden color with a nice pure white head of foam. There is nothing to hide behind here and the flavors are very clean. There is no bitterness to speak of and a lightly sweet malt flavor. Super smooth mouthfeel. This is one of the few beers where I usually want a second one right away. If you like a high quality light Lager, then this is the beer for you.

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Photo of ZombPumpkin
2.9/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of LT630
4.6/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bicyclesandbeer
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of afsdan
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DavidRandall
3.39/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brenn79
4.17/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle, thanks bro- Pours clear golden with a nice sustaining white head. Aroma is sweet light malt, a touch of floral hops, lightly herbal. The taste is very similar, easy drinking, lightly floral, grains, light malt presence, everything is just easy drinking, flavorful without being overbearing. I could drink this all day.

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Photo of BeerAmbassador
4.66/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Super delicious super simple lager with lots of malt character and great mouthfeel

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Photo of russpowell
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours an effervescent gold with a pinky of pearl colored head. Alright head retention & lacing

S: Grassyness & cornyness & a little perfumy

T: Follows the nose, corny sweetness. More corny sweetness, a little grassyness

MF: Light body, fairly firm carbonation, good balance for what it is...

Drinks easy, not very interesting, but a good take on the style

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Photo of Bammer21
2.67/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of kojevergas
3.56/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle in Milwaukee:

B- / WORTHY

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On-draught in Chicago (from a keg purchased in Wisconsin and brought home):

Aroma is fragrantly malty, emphasizing fresh 2-row barley, pilsner malt, soft creamy aromatics, cleanly attenuating American lager yeast, and flaked malt. Subtle Noble hop grassiness is present, lending a subtle floral note to the mix. Fresh, clean, and light, suggesting a refreshing brew devoid of any adjunct and free of the faults that are often observed in inferior expressions of the style. Quite appealing, though drinkers accustomed to big bold beers with loud flavours may find this aroma too timid. I'm eager to try it.

Taste is admittedly a bit neutral, but the beer is free from any faults, adjuncts, or off-flavours. Fresh two row barley is at its core, with flaked malt, pilsner malt, and Noble hop grassiness coming through as well. Creamy. Impeccably balanced, if a bit wanting in terms of depth of flavour. It's simple - which is to say it's true to style.

Soft, creamy, refreshing, light-bodied, smooth, wet, and mellow. Its softness and creaminess set it apart from the pack, and coupled with the beer's delicate flavours results in an approachable and enjoyable brew I'll enjoy drinking all night.

Ludicrously drinkable. Totally Naked is more solid work from one of the U.S.'s finest breweries, and is amongst the best all-malt pale lagers brewed in the country. I chose this as the main beer for my sister's wedding, and would recommend it to anyone - especially casual drinkers looking for something similar to Budweiser, Miller, Heineken, etc. but far better.

Low B (3.56) / GOOD

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Totally Naked from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 1,171 ratings
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