Wednesday, July 31, 2013

New Glarus Totally Naked Review

The ingredients for most beers are: barley, hops, malts, yeast, and water. It's a very simple formula that is often tweaked to cater to different styles. If there is one word I could use to describe New Glarus' Totally Naked, it would be "basic." As a matter of fact, it doesn't even try to hide it but rather embrace it as evident by the description on the label. This is a barebones lager coming in at just 4.25% ABV.

It pours a very fizzy clear yellow color with an equally fizzy head that disappears rather quickly and looks like any other yellow fizzy American Lager.

The nose is mainly barley, pale malts, yeast and some very mild hoppiness. The same can be said about the flavor, which consists mainly of barley, pale malts, yeasts, and mild hops. The body is also fairly light and the carbonation is in between mild and moderate.

This is a beer that is out to prove that it has nothing to prove. It's basic, it's minimalist.....and it works just the way it is; I'm serious. The flavor may be stripped down (hence the name) but it's possess a good flavor for what it is and you know it's being made with quality ingredients and not some adjunct products.

Award Winning? No. Drinkable? Yes.

New Glarus Totally Naked - 7.5/10

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