Totally Naked
New Glarus Brewing Company

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American Lager
Ranked #147
Ranked #37,342
3.7 | pDev: 14.05%
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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Photo of lwillitz
3.21/5  rDev -13.2%
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

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

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Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.42/5  rDev +19.5%
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.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Photo of BigGold
3.59/5  rDev -3%
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.

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Photo of Becki4Beers
1.99/5  rDev -46.2%
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.

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Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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Photo of angrybabboon
3.96/5  rDev +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.

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Photo of German-Helles
4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
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!

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Photo of dd53grif
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

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Photo of damndirtyape
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

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Photo of Buck89
4.06/5  rDev +9.7%
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.

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Photo of Squire
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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Photo of Martin194
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
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).

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Photo of superspak
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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:


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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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.05/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

On tap at the brewery. Clear golden. Smells of bready malt and a hint of earthy hops. Tastes kinda sweet. Bready malt. Spicy and pretty bitter finish. Light body. Crisp and very drinkable, though kinda bland.

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Photo of beerguy04
4.29/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pale golden yellow with a white head. Not much carbonation. Smell and taste is honey malt. Has a grassy aftertaste. Mouthfeel is light and refreshing. Overall a good lager.

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Photo of NoYouDidnt
3.64/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours-Light golden color. Super clear nice bubbly 1 finger head. Love it. Aroma- grass, biscuit, apple. Taste- some biscuit, little banana, grass, light Apple. Super crisp and clean. Kind of catty. Mouthfeel refreshing and bubbly. Not overdone. Overall- diggin this as a refreshing beer to drink a lot of. Or drink quickly. Not super deep. But a good drink.

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Totally Naked from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 1235 ratings