New Glarus Totally Naked

Today we continue with another beer from the New Glarus Brewing Company; Totally Naked. While in Wisconsin I was happy to find this seasonal beer; the first sentence on the label “Pure and crisp, this is a beer with nothing to hide.” intrigued me and I’m glad I didn’t pass it up. Though this is a lager I was still excited to see what it had to offer. I am happy to say I was not disappointed. This beer is a nice golden color that is completely transparent and produces close to an inch of head that it doesn’t retain for long. This beer smells largely of grains, corn and sweet light malted barley with only a touch of the German and Czech hops in the aroma. Tastes as it smells, of corn and barley. Light sweet malt flavors with a slightly bitter finishing taste, definitely a lager but still decently full of flavor for the style. Mouthfeel is heavier than one might assume but still rather light, body is light as well. This is definitely a drinkable beer and would be an acceptable, even if slightly heavy, session beer coming in at 4.2% ABV. Though I rarely drink lagers if this beer were available in my state I would likely regularly purchase it for a nice warm day in the outdoors. As the name suggests this beer really has nothing to hide, it is simple, light, and drinkable but still very flavorful and worthy of every sip. As with all of the other New Glarus beers I have had the opportunity to try this is an easy going quality brew, a lovely choice for a day of drinking. Obviously not the beer to satisfy your hop hunger but still a dandy drink. Give it a shot and ride your bike.

New Glarus Totally Naked

2 Responses to “New Glarus Totally Naked”

  1. I just came across your site today, and HAD to go right to New Glarus. I’m glad you were able to review Totally Naked (among other NG brews) – it may very well be my favorite beer of all time. It is the PERFECT beer for a gorgeous, 80-degree day just before game time at Miller Park.

    Though I live in St. Paul now, I will occasionally make the trip to Hudson to pick up New Glarus. It was Spotted Cow that first made me realize beer is so much more than just Miller Lite (though that has it’s time & place as well).

    Again – thanks for the reviews, and can’t wait to read more!

  2. Tiz certainly a delicious one. New Glarus does a wonderful job of showing that simplicity is sometimes the best answer. I only wish the commute to WI was simpler for me as I always enjoy getting my hands on some of their delicious brews, particularly their Unplugged Series of experimental beers. Glad you stumbled by, keep on enjoying good beer 🙂 Cheers!

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