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Yokel - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

277 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 277
Reviews: 170
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 9
Gots: 13 | 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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tyleeis

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +28.5%

07-02-2014 02:26:11 | More by tyleeis
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Beertracker

Oklahoma

5/5  rDev +28.5%

12-16-2011 19:48:37 | More by Beertracker
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McCranky

Illinois

5/5  rDev +28.5%

06-30-2014 05:23:00 | More by McCranky
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TheSSG

Illinois

5/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pous a frothy, white head that has really nice persistence. Grassy, grainy hop aroma. As the head settles, yeasty biscuit begins to dominate the nose. Radiant gold (this bottle seems to lack the yeast haze I remembered). Starts off with a wonderful grainy hop flavor atop of sweet malt. Floral hops transition into grainy hops. Low, pleasant bitterness. A wave of velvety smooth biscuit wells up. A finish of biscuits and floral hops.

Good god. This is perfect. I remembered this being one of my all-time favorite NG brews, and for good reason. It is everything I could ever want; excellent maltiness, perfectly balanced hoppiness, and the smoothest mouthfeel I think I've ever experienced.
Simply stunning. Absolutely perfect.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2014 19:28:28 | More by TheSSG
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yooper920

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +28.5%

02-01-2012 01:56:35 | More by yooper920
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77apm

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

06-16-2014 23:11:22 | More by 77apm
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shbobdb

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It's like Spotted Cow grew up, got a big ol' pair of balls and decided that the swift hand of vigilante justice was going to rock the world of Wisconsin Beer drinking.

Pour it in a glass and it looks like hay. That murky, yellowy, musty, opaque look that you'd get if you soaked hay in water. Ohhhh, I'm excited!
The smell is pretty simple. Nice clear malts, perhaps a bit of corn (oh no!) mixed in with a light hop balance to the whole affair. It smells very good, but not very exciting.
Which is why the taste came at me with a vicious hook from the left and smashed my freakin' face in. This is an excellent beer with a full, malty taste balanced out by expertly used hops. Even the corn-flavour works itself into the taste in an unexpectedly delicious way.

What a delightful brew! It reminds me a lot of their Zwickel, which makes sense since they are both Kellerbiers. Heck, it could be a re-release for all I know.

Man, I could and would drink this all day if I still lived in WI.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2006 19:50:12 | More by shbobdb
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CurtisLoew

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

06-17-2014 01:54:40 | More by CurtisLoew
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sammyg832

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

07-09-2014 20:45:01 | More by sammyg832
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DonDeDieulicious

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

08-04-2012 17:56:38 | More by DonDeDieulicious
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benito

Oregon

4.55/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Yokel bills itself as a Wisconsin lager with yeast; it is opaque, straw colored, and the thin creamy head is persistent. As expected, the aromas are muted, though there is a hint of honey and wet paper.

What is interesting about New Glarus is the way they seem to split their time between offbeat challenging brews (the Unplugged series, their justifiably famous fruit beers) and straightforward, "nothing-to-hide" offerings (Spotted Cow, Totally Naked, Fat Squirrel, even Hop Hearty, and Yokel). And in both cases, they tend to have shockingly good results. The proof is in the pudding with Yokel.

The flavors are of honey, wet paper, rice, and wood. The finish is both fruity, dry, and slightly bitter. These flavors and textures balance each other well, and the overall impression is of a complex, well-flavored, yet light-bodied beer. It is a near-perfect beer for summer drinking.

This is brilliant beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2007 04:20:29 | More by benito
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tavernjef

Minnesota

4.53/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Yokel pours a lemon juice-like yellow and is smeared in tone with lots of activity within gathering a quick and tall topping of lightly starchy foam that lasts a for good duration and once faded keeps a thick quarter inch lock of white on top. Lace glazes the glass in a curtain of torn and tattered things.

Aroma is quite fuzzy and largely grabbing the nose, even upon the pour, with yeasty bready stuff and lively pale malt glitz. Nice touches of herbal grassyness of hops and overall very rounded and forwardly appetizing.

Taste is nice with a firm, lasting tone of lightly sweetened doughy pale malt. Somewhat pretzeled without the salt. The pale malt is sublime and there a decent spicy zip of hops and lemon that adds a unique herbal quality thats quite tasty to the lips and palate.

Crisp, quick, clean, and yummy with a wonderful pale malt tone and character that draws you through the whole feature of body; which is about medium. Nice finish of lightly dry crispness of herbal grass and yeasty spice.

Um, like this is unholy drinkable by the super tall pint man. Wow, a nice refreshing little Zwickel by New Glarus that'll be sure to Yokel its way off the shelves in the warmer weathered months without much effort.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2007 02:11:06 | More by tavernjef
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

07-04-2014 20:10:02 | More by Gonzoillini
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TheBeer

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

06-22-2014 02:43:22 | More by TheBeer
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hansenm72

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

06-24-2014 15:41:12 | More by hansenm72
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FFATS

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

07-16-2014 01:36:06 | More by FFATS
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atone315

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

07-13-2014 16:42:28 | More by atone315
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Irishlover58

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

07-26-2014 00:48:20 | More by Irishlover58
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InfiniteWizard83910

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

06-16-2014 02:01:22 | More by InfiniteWizard83910
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RedwoodGeorge

California

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

What a fantastic pour - the beer comes out a deep, bright golden yellow, (very highly saturated color) with a thick light head of pure white foam. The head does eventually settle down leaving a moderate bit of lacing on the glass.

The nose is bursting with grain and sugars with good hints of golden colored toast and some wonderfully earthy hops as a great invitation to a sip.

For anyone who claims you can't make a flavorful lager, give them a sip of Yokel. The beer is both strong and clean at the same time with very clear notes of sugar, lightly roasted grain and a very fresh, bright hop note at the end. It's just a wee bit on the sweet side but this beer has a lot of life in it (yeah, some live yeast as well...)

Mouthfeel is pretty damn good as well - I'd almost have guessed that it was a cream ale as the mouthfeel is very smooth and creamy. The beer is on the medium side of light bodied (what with all the sugars floating around) and there's enough carbonation and just enough bitterness to finish each sip nicely.

This is an incredibly drinkable brew... It's perfect as a session beer, it's perfect as a lawnmower beer, it's a great gateway to introduce macro drinkers to micro quality, it's really quite tasty -and- it's got a very impressive mouthfeel. There's really nothing to complain about with this beer and quite a lot to praise.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2006 04:21:36 | More by RedwoodGeorge
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jjhardy12

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

07-07-2014 20:17:38 | More by jjhardy12
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BierVogel

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

11-01-2012 18:30:56 | More by BierVogel
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badbeer

Iowa

4.47/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a slightly cloudy golden color with a bit of an orange hue. Had a nice white head that dissipated quickly, leaving small amounts of lacing and a nice ring around the glass. Smell is pretty nice with some lemon smells, biscuit, a bit of corn, and some floralness. Not great, but pretty interesting and enjoyable. Taste is slightly bready with a definate lemon zest in there as well, hops are present but faintly. There is even a bit of corn flavor in there that I think pairs well with this. Not a whole lot of carbonation, and a light to medium body on this one. I like that it is not overcarbonated like most beers of this style. Drinkability is definately deserving of a perfect. This beer is great for almost any occasion and can be enjoyed by virtually anyone.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2006 09:11:05 | More by badbeer
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nicnut45

Illinois

4.47/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A-Pours a nice tan color. Minimal head. Fine white lacing lingers throughout. Leaves a nice ring as I drink.

S-This smells just like fresh baked bread. The hops smell fresh and delicious. All in all this beer has a very fresh and clean scent.

T-This beer has a perfect balance. The sweetness of the malt is just enough and the hops employed compliment it well. But you can taste each one individually and they dont clash at all.

M.F.-Perfect carbonation to really push the flavors through. Not too light not too heavy. like I said perfectly balanced.

D-My mom brought me this back straight from the brewery and I live in Illinois. Its a damn shame they dont distribute outside of WI. If they did I would have the fridge stocked full of this

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2009 03:56:47 | More by nicnut45
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4.47/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle courtesy of Monger: Poured a cloudy golden yellow color beer with a large foamy head with perfect retention. Aroma of floral malt with some spicy yeast notes is quite enjoyable. Taste is dominated by some nice floral notes and semi-sweet malt presence. Yeast is also noticeable and provides a spicy aspect to the beer with some crisp hops at the end. Body is full with limited filtration and great carbonation. I had this yesterday after a long hot and humid summer days so I might be slightly overrating this one but I still think it shows that great lager can be brewed as opposed to the crappy ones that flood the market.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2007 16:04:16 | More by Phyl21ca
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Yokel from New Glarus Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 277 ratings.