Panicked Beer Review New Glarus’ Totally Naked Extra Pale Lager

The wife came home late from work the other night. She drinks wine. We manage to have a good relationship despite that shortcoming. She’d had an awful day at work. A glass of wine usually relaxes her. Still nursing the tail end of a summer cold, I was already headed for bed.

A week earlier, Deacon Coleman, a regular cohost on the Flabby Hoffman Radio Extravagonzo, heard Saturday’s 1-4pm on Que4 radio in Chicago, handed me a beer just as I was ending my show. He gets up to Wisconsin on a regular basis and is as much a fan of New Glarus beers as I am. As I shut off the mic Deacon said, “This is my favorite so far.”IMG_0031

High praise indeed, I thought. My plan was to review the beer Friday evening before the show, that is until the wife rounded the corner with my one single bottle of Totally Naked. She tipped it up and took a swig, stopping when she saw the horrified look on my face.

In a panic, before the head dissipated I quickly readied for an impromptu review. Made from imported Noble Hop varieties from the Czech Republic I found this beer one of the smoothest and most pleasing beers I have ever tasted. Pouring to a clean and clear golden hue with a snow white head, Totally Naked had a sweet, bready flavor. At41/4 ABV, this beer is very straightforward and casual enough to relax with, but imbued with enough depth for the true beer lover to fully enjoy.

Now, to get a lock box to keep the wife from looting my beer stash! And by the way, Deacon is taking over this week for Flabby Hoffman, in a very rare DEACON COLEMAN’S HOUR OF SPIRITUAL POWER.

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