Totally Naked
New Glarus Brewing Company

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Lager - American
Ranked #113
Ranked #38,940
3.71 | pDev: 14.02%
New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
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Notes: 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.
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Truegent2004 from Minnesota

3.3/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A nice summer beer...very light and fizzy but carbonation dies quickly. Slight lemony taste that I didn't care for. Not a bad beer but there are others I like better.

Jun 19, 2021
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jrc1093 from Connecticut

3.91/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle reads 'J310'

Pours a crystal-clear straw body topped with just shy of two fingers of dense, white foam; solid head retention yields a thin, frothy veil of cap, a creamy, moderate collar, and firm strands of webby lacing spread around the glass. 4

Aroma opens crackery with accents of sweeter grains eventually developing full-on into freshly baked bread; lightly floral honey in the backdrop feeds into soft tones of grassy hops on the back end of the bouquet.

Taste brings forth tones of crispy bread crusts upfront as cereal grain steadily touches the mid-palate; subtle, intermittent honeysuckle phases into tinges of metallic tones the back end before soft floral hops mark the finish.

Mouthfeel shows an expectedly light body, just shy of thinning, and with a spritzy, moderate-high carbonation largely domineering the texture across the palate; an almost chalky, quenching dryness coats the mid-palate while a delicate, malty grit proceeds on the back end and into the finish.

Another simply-built lager from New Glarus, this one imposing delicate, hoppy touches upon a firm German malt base and creating a clean, straightforward, and satisfying quencher.

Jul 30, 2020
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smbslt from Illinois

4.06/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Crystal clear, light golden. Bright white head fleas very quickly leaving a partial ring with hardly enough carbonation released to maintain it.
Subtle wet hay earthiness with a touch of sweetness.
Super clean taste, straightforward balanced from start to finish
A bit viscous due to the lack of carbonation.
A very good lager which is not easy to do.

Jul 04, 2020
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tp1962 from Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +28%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A friend gave me a 6pack of this. I’ve had it for awhile and this is the 4th bottle... it’s really good lager. Not boozy at all and a nice switch from an ipa or something heavier.. very good!

Jun 21, 2020
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HopHippie from Wisconsin

3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

L: Clear golden yellow.
S: Sweet grain.
T: Slightly sweet with a bit of cereal grain taste.
F: Light-medium body with a respectable amount of carbonation. Very smooth and goes down easy.
O: This is a great beer to have with friends or unwind quick after a day but there isn't a whole lot of complexity to it and the flavor is a touch too weak. With that being said it is a very refreshing and easy to drink beer and it has it's place. Comparing this to Two Women though; Two Women is a direct upgrade.

Jun 14, 2020
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lwillitz from Wisconsin

3.21/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12-oz bottle into Guinness tankard

A - transparent body of golden yellow under a finger of white suds; minimal visible carbonation

S - weak scent of grain with a touch of sweetness and a hint of grass

T - light malts, bready, light sweetness, grass and a little pepper in the finish

M - refreshing light body, medium/high carbonation

O - nothing spectacular here; just a plain refreshing beer for unwinding at the end of the day

Mar 03, 2020
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DoubleJ from Wisconsin

3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Same user, different location. This is how I'm able to truly say that I have moved to The Badger State. Excuse me while I slip this off...

Light pale blonde colored with some large visible bubbles running through the body and a short, soapy head which levels to a somewhat creamier lace. Nothing to hide in the aroma, as it smells of grass and hay, with a touch of pale malt. It's a simple lager; peg it a notch above the likes of Longboard Lager, as it offers crisp hay, twang of fruitiness, and a clean overall experience. You want to start counting, because Totally Naked goes down quickly.

Oct 16, 2019
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Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

4.42/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

poured from a 12oz can into a pilsner glass. pours a clear golden with plenty of bubbles and a nice cap of thick white head. smells like...BEER oh my. i suddenly wish my 12oz can was a 32oz can. taste is clean, simple, crisp. it’s light and almost buttery. packs a lot of flavor for such a light beer. feel is bubbly and soft with supreme drinkability. overall, this would be a daily drinker for me if i had the supply. wonderful flight american lager.

Aug 30, 2019
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WoodBrew from Ohio

3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I got a bottle of this off the single shelf at a beer store in La Crosse, Wisconsin whilst there for my Daughter's college orientation. It poured a clear yellow with thin white head that is not leaving much lace. The scent had faint grain notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with subtle malt base and lite saaz hop finish. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its a good beer.

Aug 24, 2019
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BigGold from Mississippi

3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Had poured from 12-oz. bottle, no date, into pint tumbler.

This lager is more about the hops than the malt, with a bit of lemon taste and feel and a sprightly finish.

Aug 19, 2019
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Becki4Beers from Iowa

1.99/5  rDev -46.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 2

It has a nice texture, the color is a nice pale golden. It's very easy to drink. However, it has no taste, and very faint scent. It would be a great choice for someone trying to get a lite beer drinker to try a craft beer.

Jul 29, 2019
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Victory_Sabre1973 from Minnesota

3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a fairly clear golden color. 2 finger white and very frothy head. The head retention is quite good. There's lots of carbonation bubbles rising in the glass. It's like a carb volcano. Lots of lacing as the head dissipates.
The nose is slightly malty, and the carbonation adds just an extra kick to the aroma.
Taste - A nice smooth malty sweetness. Minimal hops.
Decent bodied. The carbonation can be felt in my throat going down.
Very easy drinking, and tasty beer for a hot summer day.

Jul 20, 2019
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angrybabboon from Massachusetts

3.96/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed 7/7/19

A: Pale gold - crystal clear - pours with a medium sized white head, fades to a small collar, leaves some spots of lacing

S: Pale malts, pale grain - notes of toast and some biscuit, touch of bread crust and caramel, hints of nuttiness - light sweetness - not really much of a noble hop aroma, just a touch of grass

T: Pale grains, pale malt, some light bread, touch of bread crust and cracker - light sweetness with some notes of caramel and honey - low bitterness, with some lightly grassy notes, light touch of spice - clean overall

M: Light body, crisp, medium carbonation

O: Totally a beer

Somehow I sampled the majority of New Glarus's core lineup years ago and missed Totally Naked. It is a nice, clean lager. It definitely fits the description of an "American Lager" as it does not quite fit in with any German styles I have had recently. It almost tastes like an American adjunct lager except without any adjuncts, which works better than that description may sound.

Jul 07, 2019
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German-Helles from Wisconsin

4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

This 12oz. bottle poured a beautiful pale gold, a solid two fingers of foam, with lots of carbonation. It is somewhat enjoyable to watch the carbonation in the glass.
The aroma is minimal, just a little malty. Pleasant but nothing special.
The taste follows the aroma, malty, bready, a slight sweetness, and next to no bitterness.
I can feel the carbonation in my mouth, this beer leans more to the watery side.
Overall I maybe should have rated this beer higher because it matches the style description perfectly. The taste is very good, there is nothing offensive here. This would be a perfect beer for someone that is not very experimental with getting away from American adjunct lagers. This is an easy drinker, just a solid beer. Totally Naked, nothing to hide!

Jun 19, 2019
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dd53grif from Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pale yellow color with a minimal head that disappears quickly. No discernable aroma. Taste is slightly hoppy. An easy drinking , enjoyable lager.

Jan 22, 2019
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damndirtyape from Ohio

3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle (date stamp J018 14:15) served in a pilsner glass.

Appearance: Clear pale gold, very thin white head, with some small islands of lacing here and there.

Smell: Clean with just a hint of something floral. Not a lot of aroma.

Taste: Clean pilsner malt complemented perfectly by some noble hop bitterness. Very simple, but perfectly balanced between the malt and hops.

Mouthfeel: Good thickness, good carbonation, dry finish.

Overall / Drinkability: While this is not a lager with a great depth of flavor or aroma, it's a very simple and well crafted lager. It has a just right balance of flavors and is easily drinkable. It complements food very well, and I would not mind another bottle of this over a meal.

Oct 07, 2018
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Buck89 from Tennessee

4.06/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. A crystal-clear golden color with a modest white head. Pleasing floral hops and cracker flavor.
The taste followed with cracker and white bread punctuated by floral hops and a slight green apple flavor but no tartness whatsoever. Medium bodied and clean on the finish. Easy to drink and well-crafted.

Oct 03, 2018
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Squire from Mississippi

3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light yellow color with good white cap and lacing.

Aroma of mild sweet malt and floral hops. Not very heavy on the hops.

Taste good in a clean, refreshing way. Mild malt/grain presents upfront with enough flavor that you know you're drinking a beer albeit one in the lighter style. Hop presence is equally mild with a touch more spice than floral. Finish is quick and clean.

Light texture with balancing carbonation. A touch more carbonation than necessary.

A Summer refresher of the lighter style. Slightly fizzy, lightly refreshing, suitable for food or poolside relaxing.

Sep 01, 2018
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Martin194 from Iowa

3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Look: Pale gold, small white head.

Smell: Malts, hints of honey perhaps, yeast, grain, crackers/dough, a bit of pepper.

Taste: Malts, grains, bready, roasty.

Feel: Mine was extra fizzy for some reason. A little watery, a balanced, sticky feel after swallowing.

Overall: Good beer overall! Very drinkable, fun for relaxing (my Wisconsinite friends joke that they enjoy Totally Naked in a hot tub).

Jul 24, 2018
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superspak from Ohio

3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got in a trade with The-Adjunct-Hippie. 12 ounce bottle into lager glass, best before 12/4/2017. Pours crystal clear pale golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Touch of yeast fruitiness in the aromas, but not overwhelming. Taste of cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero astringent hop flavors after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Lightly increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, and light sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Perfectly clean on lager flavors, with zero yeast notes present. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.25%. Overall this is a delicious pale lager! All around nice robustness and balance of pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. Very flavorful for the low ABV, never watery feeling. Clean pils malt flavors with nice noble hop presence for the style. Definitely has some German Pilsner style influence going on. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

Nov 24, 2017
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deebo from Michigan

4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

Oct 01, 2017
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Mitchster from Michigan

2.77/5  rDev -25.3%
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".

Sep 21, 2017
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farrago from New Jersey

3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

Sep 10, 2017
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Billet from Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%
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.

Aug 26, 2017
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brenn79 from Idaho

4.17/5  rDev +12.4%
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.

Aug 13, 2017
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