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Yokel - New Glarus Brewing Company

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very good

357 Ratings

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Ratings: 357
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 17
Gots: 23 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Rand_ale_Thor, Jun 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

ajevne, Jun 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

BrownAleMale, Jun 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

SierraJosh, Jun 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Hendrick24, Jun 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Tanger112, Jun 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

hansenm72, Jun 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

martyl1000, Jun 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Chudem, Jun 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

falconxman, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of Lemke10
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This pours a clear, amber color with a slight head. The aroma is bold with barley and slight bit of hops. The taste is smooth and crisp with a very grainy flavor. This is a very unique grain beer that drinks like a pilsner but leaves a different lingering flavor. This is a unique style you don’t see very often so it may not appeal to everyone but it is sure worth a try.

Lemke10, Jun 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

TheBeer, Jun 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Zuidman, Jun 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

robear, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle sealed with pressure cap.

poured into New Glarus Stien

Appearance: translucent golden bodied beer with a massive 3 fingers worth of white head. drops down to a thin cap. As always, Dan brews a great looking beer!

Smell: grainy and slightly bready pilsner malts with fruity yeast.

Taste: fruity yeast and grainy and cracker malts just like the nose suggests. Very mild bitterness and slightly spicy. Simple, but a very pleasant beer.

Mouthfeel: light bodied with moderate carbonation. This is so drinkable that you can chug this like its a glass of water. Drinkability is very high. It one of my favorite things about this beer.

Overall: Another great sesssion beer by New Glarus. Nothing mindblowing here, but its definately a great everyday beer. Perfect beer for a hot day as well. I dont think that this beer does a really good job of following the guidlines of the beer style very well(according to the short paragraph found on this site), but this is only the 2nd Kellerbier / Zwickelbier that I have tried. So take that for what its worth.

4DAloveofSTOUT, Jun 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Fr0stb1te, Jun 18, 2014
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2.05/5  rDev -47.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

The Yokel label promises "the finest Bavarian hops and malts..combined in classic German brewing methods". However, the hops' presence are weak to nonexistent, and although the brewing method might be German, it bares no resemblance to a fine German beer.

Yokel pours a thick head, which quickly gives way to nothingness, an with no further carbonation.

The aroma is weak and the flavor profile is about as plain and simplistic as microbrews come. It has New Glarus's Spotted Cow profile. To me, it's just another Sweet/Sour offering from New Glarus; a company more interested in appealing to the lowest common denominator than brewing for enthusiasts. As a new Wisconsinite, I've tried so many of their offerings and have been continually disappointed.

ArchaeoFiero_TheDelorean, Jun 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

beersdmf17, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of Ri0
3.48/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured 12oz bottle into a Pils glass.

A - Some haze and golden straw , with 2 finger head. Head fades quickly and leaves a thin ring with minimal lacing.

S - Pleasant grains and cracker like malts. Citrus and some grassy hops are found.

T - Flavorful light cracker malts with citrusy and grassy hops. Rather straight forward for a lager.

M - It is creamy, yet crisp with a decent amount of carbonation

O - A simple session lager from New Glarus. Not their best, but tasty.

Ri0, Jun 18, 2014
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3.06/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I used to enjoy this back in the early days of the Micro Boom®, glad to see NG giving it another go: let's see how it's held up!

A -- Poured directly into a fluted glass to get a good look and some good aroma; clear, bright gold with a sudsy, but firm white head. Just about the clearest Zwickel-type beer I've ever seen. I notched it up from okay because it looks so good.

S -- Mildly spicy and citrus hops up front. Light crackery malts fighting for attention. Some mild DMS. No big bread or yeast that's usual with Zwickel-types.

T -- Taste is light cracker character up front followed by some light lemon zest character from hops. Both dance on the palate and disappear leaving a light bready character lingering in the aftertaste.

M -- The mouthfeel is soft to crisp with a very light body.

O -- I was expecting a lot more from this beer and admit I'm a little disappointed. It's certainly an easy drinking beer for the season with no big flaws to steer anyone away, but overall it's rather lackluster -- especially for a beer that's supposed to be bringing some carry-over from the brewing ingredients in the weight of residual ingredients not filtered (or settled) away. I'm giving it slightly better than okay in "Overall" because it's smoother and a step better in flavor than the usual macro brew.

steveh, Jun 18, 2014
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4.35/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours with half a finger of clean white head. Random lacing left behind. Slightly cloudy body with a potent amount of active carbonation.

Smell: A wonderful front of hops, with some earthy grassy notes but also has a sweet fruitiness. Creamy and bright potent easy blasts through. Butterscotch on the finish shows up with lingering, brighter then expected hop profile.

Taste: Buttery yeast warms up the palate which provides a wonderful base for the balanced hops to blast through. The hop profile is filled with accents of white grapes, straw, and mangos. The finish is clean but has a nice malt presence and lingering hops.

Mouthfeel: There is a bright, carbonated texture which really pulls out the hops and yeast notes. Extremely clean and refreshing.

Overall: What else would you expect from New Glarus. This is a masterfully executed lager that delivers exactly what it promises. Clean and potent hop profile shines so bright. NG continues to show their mastery of executing any style of beer.

KFBR392, Jun 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

CurtisLoew, Jun 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Localdrinklax, Jun 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

egrace84, Jun 17, 2014
Yokel from New Glarus Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 357 ratings.