Totally Naked | New Glarus Brewing Company

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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:
#29,161
Reviews:
315
Ratings:
1,174
pDev:
14.05%
Bros Score:
4.38
 
 
Wants:
51
Gots:
209
Trade:
5
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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 TheHopsman
4.13/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tjb27
3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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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Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 1,174 ratings
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