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Yokel - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

263 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 263
Reviews: 170
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 9
Gots: 14 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Kellerbier / Zwickelbier |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Rebrewed and available starting june 2014

(Beer added by: Golden2wenty1 on 02-10-2006)
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Reviews by Westsidethreat:
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Westsidethreat

California

3.6/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Hazy light gold body with rows of little bubbles racing towards the surface. Thick creamy snow white head.

S: Smells of German pilsner yeast with touches of pale malt and sourdough.

T: A lot like the edel-pils just not as sweet. Lots of pale malt and grassy flavors with touches of green apple acid. Nice European yeasty finish.

M: Silky, creamy, best part of the beer.

D: You could really go thru a lot of this beer. Not overly complicated or complex, a very smooth and straight up beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2006 23:21:32 | More by Westsidethreat
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Full notes on phone when out of service area/Wifi. Reviewed at Johnson's Campground in St Mary, MT. Big review dump from last week camping.

A- Clear pale golden pour from a 12oz bottle to a goblet with a one finger white head that has fairly good retention. Texture is frothy and fizzy and a small ring deposits seldom spots of lace.

S- Light fruit esters like apple and some citrus too. Noble hops in the backdrop as well as light cracked grains and bread. A bit of a strain to get much.

T- Light fruits and lager yeast are the main theme of this one with apple, pear, citrus and bread coming in as well as some spice. Spicy herbal noble hops in the finish with a light sweetness

MF- Creamy and puffy texture that adds some substance to a light overall body. Fairly foamy with agitation. Carbonation on the high side.

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12 oz bottle poured into a New Glarus Pilsner Glass.
No date or info.

A - Despite being a beer "with yeast", Yokel is quite clear, showing off it's effervescence through the golden straw beer, feeding the well-retained white head that leaves rings of lace on the glass.

S - Dense rising bread dough makes for a malty (and yeasty) aroma with soft traces of mineral water and sweet honey overlapping the delicately floral hoppiness on the finish.

T - Soft breadiness recalls the warm and plush center of a freshly baked and sliced loaf that's drizzled with thin lines of honey. The drinkable maltiness is wonderfully balanced out by a touch of spicy and floral German hops on the back end.

M - Medium-bodied, this easy-drinking lager is a smooth beer that borders on creamy in texture despite it's sparkling carbonation. Perfection going down!

O - New Glarus takes the classic characteristics of a German lager with Bavarian hops and Wisconsin malts to make Yokel, an unassuming, unfiltered lager that's flavorful but easy drinking. So, you want classic Wisconsin? As they say, "Buy Local, Drink Yokel".

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look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Hey it's finally back, and this time I have gotten around to trying it. Now it will likely become one of the staple warm weather brews in my house. I have been waiting for years for Cracked Wheat to return. While I would still be excited to see it, if only one could be brewed , I might actually go with Yokel.

A thick, creamy white head atop a golden body. Leaves ample lace depending on the glass. Beautiful - can't justify taking away any points. The look forecasts a velvety texture, and the entry is exactly that. Sniffing it up while taking those first sips seems to reveal noble hops and a good deal of bready malt. Given the incredibly luxurious body for a 4.2% (was on my second glass before looking that up--could it really still be 4.2%??), i guess some crystal malt is in the house.

The flavor is rich with a sourdough twang and nobles on the backend. The bottle says something about this being an unfiltered lager with the yeast in the bottle. Kinda wild.

Before running across Yokel, I had settled for SA light alternating with hefeweizens and helles lagers as my go-to summer selections. Given the shortcomings of SA in the mouthfeel department, Yokel has probably just taken its place almost entirely in low abv German lager slot, rather than just being added to the regular rotation. Particularly assuming this really is 4.2%, Yokel is one damned impressive beer!

(Wow, it must have been a while since I reviewed a beer--when did this quarter-point system start? Cool.)

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MattyG85

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Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall New Glarus Signature Pilsner Glass.

Appearance: Pours a bright golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Big three finger white head which slowly fades into a thin patchy layer. Leaves a decent amount of lacing.

Smell: A crisp, bready, and earthy malt forward aroma with hints of biscuit and noble hops. Sweet and bready malt presence with hints of biscuit, grains, yeast, straw, and cracker. Earthy scent of Euro hops with hints of grass, spice, and fruity hints of lemon and slight apple. A pretty solid traditional lager aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma, a bready, sweet, and earthy malt driven taste with notes of biscuit and Euro Noble hops. Upfront taste of bready and sweet malt with notes of biscuit, yeast, grains, straw, and crackers. Solid presence of earthy and spicy Noble hops with some notes of grass. Subtle fruit notes of lemon zest and apple. A pretty nice light taste.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp, clean, and very smooth.

Overall: A pretty solid take on a traditional European light lager. Nice bready malt taste with some good subtle hop notes.

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Yokel from New Glarus Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 263 ratings.