1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Yokel - New Glarus Brewing Company

Not Rated.
YokelYokel

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
87
very good

251 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 251
Reviews: 169
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 9
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Yokel Alström Bros
Ratings: 251 | Reviews: 169 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Hendrick24
Hendrick24

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

06-25-2014 03:26:59 | More by Hendrick24
Photo of Tanger112
Tanger112

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-25-2014 00:40:48 | More by Tanger112
Photo of hansenm72
hansenm72

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

06-24-2014 15:41:12 | More by hansenm72
Photo of martyl1000
martyl1000

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-23-2014 17:20:34 | More by martyl1000
Photo of Chudem
Chudem

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

06-23-2014 02:48:51 | More by Chudem
Photo of falconxman
falconxman

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10%

06-22-2014 05:45:49 | More by falconxman
Photo of Lemke10
Lemke10

Wisconsin

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2014 03:43:10 | More by Lemke10
Photo of TheBeer
TheBeer

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

06-22-2014 02:43:22 | More by TheBeer
Photo of Zuidman
Zuidman

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-20-2014 01:41:33 | More by Zuidman
Photo of robear
robear

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-19-2014 21:28:19 | More by robear
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2014 12:39:56 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
Photo of Fr0stb1te
Fr0stb1te

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-18-2014 04:03:09 | More by Fr0stb1te
Photo of ArchaeoFiero_TheDelorean
ArchaeoFiero_TheDelorean

Wisconsin

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2014 02:51:37 | More by ArchaeoFiero_TheDelorean
Photo of beersdmf17
beersdmf17

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-18-2014 01:32:54 | More by beersdmf17
Photo of Ri0
Ri0

Wisconsin

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2014 00:14:00 | More by Ri0
Photo of steveh
steveh

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2014 23:29:44 | More by steveh
Photo of KFBR392
KFBR392

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2014 06:21:14 | More by KFBR392
Photo of CurtisLoew
CurtisLoew

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

06-17-2014 01:54:40 | More by CurtisLoew
Photo of Localdrinklax
Localdrinklax

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-17-2014 01:50:15 | More by Localdrinklax
Photo of egrace84
egrace84

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-17-2014 00:19:38 | More by egrace84
Photo of 77apm
77apm

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

06-16-2014 23:11:22 | More by 77apm
Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-16-2014 12:24:55 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
Photo of craft_shannie
craft_shannie

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

06-16-2014 04:48:28 | More by craft_shannie
Photo of InfiniteWizard83910
InfiniteWizard83910

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

06-16-2014 02:01:22 | More by InfiniteWizard83910
Photo of JeffSK
JeffSK

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-15-2014 23:39:48 | More by JeffSK
Yokel from New Glarus Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 251 ratings.