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Yokel - New Glarus Brewing Company

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190 Reviews

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Reviews: 190
Hads: 476
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 26
Gots: 53 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Golden2wenty1 on 02-10-2006

Rebrewed and available starting june 2014
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Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to beerwolf77 for this one.

Pours a nice cloudy pale yellow color, nice carbonation, nice one-finger plus white head, with lots of nice sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with slight yeast note, alittle spice. The taste is sweet, malty, yeasty, with some spice notes. Medium body. Drinkable, really liking this one. (343 characters)

Photo of jrallen34
3.44/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I drank this from a 12oz bottle into a Rochefort chalice.

The beer pours a hazy brightish gold with a light white head only rising about a finger and gone quickly.

The aroma is nice and light, sweet, yeasty, bready, a little wheat, nice combination, needs a little more assertiveness.

The start is nice and sweet but then at the end its super skunky so it really kills it for me.

The feel is medium, limited drinkability because of the drinkability.

Overall, started off ok, then fades to terribleness. (510 characters)

Photo of FreshmanPour77
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed 1-23-10
Reviewed cold from a bottle to a glass

A - Cloudy golden color, 2 fingers of foam with a thin layer of lacing present, little carbonation

S - Sweet citrus lemon notes and malts

T - Medium bodied, sweet and creamy, can taste some lemon in it

M/D - Another good brew from New Glarus! Medium bodied well balanced brew! Smooth on the tongue with a no real hop bite or aftertaste. A real enjoyable session brew but now that it is retired I'm for sure glad that I tried it. (488 characters)

Photo of mothman
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into Bud American Ale glass.

Pours about 1 finger of creamy white head. Pretty good retention, but leaves no lace. Color is a cloudy golden orange.

Aroma: Lots of malts here. Some yeast with grassy hops. I also get some fruits; apples and lemons.

Taste: The yeast and grassy hops are more present here. This is a pretty malty beer. Lots of bread notes. The apples are present with the lemons in the background.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and refreshingly smooth. Light to medium bodied with a decent amount of carbonation. Ends slightly dry, but overall pretty clean.

Overall, this is a pretty nice session beer. Easy drinking with lots of flavors. I am glad I got to try this one from New Glarus. I could easily drink another. (729 characters)

Photo of drizzam
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My 19th beer in a quest to review every beer New Glarus brews...on with it!

A - Pours a cloudy orange/amber color with a nice two finger off-white head. The head is fluffy and retains very nicely, leaving a nice patchy lacing down the inside of my beer glass. About halfway through this beer, it appears to me that the head is almost chunky, breaking into little chunks of head that stick to the side of the glass. Not sure if I've ever seen this in a beer before.

S - Not a highly aromatic brew...some citrus sweetness and light malts in the nose.

T & M - Very light citrus mouthfeel with citrus up front and some mild hops toward the back end. I think as it warms, that citrus taste I get is more pronounced as being a lemon citrus. Finishes very dry with a slight hop aftertaste.

D - This brews drinkability is very high. It reminds me of a great Summer brew...hell, it's Winter here and I'm enjoying it immensely! Low ABV and great taste combine for a beer I would be proud to stock in my fridge. Highly recommended. (1,027 characters)

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.06/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

(Served in a dimple mug)
A- The slightly cloudy orange body has a sea of microbubbles supporting a creamy soapy off-white head that sticks to the glass with each sip.
S- The very clean aroma has a note of cream and wet stones no matter how much I sniff.
T- The soft tartness gives way to a soft slate note and a hint of orange at the finish.
M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with no alcohol noted. D- This beer has a light tartness and orange flavor that is a bit unique together but not bad. Otherwise it is a very clean flavor and a bit dull to drink more than one at a time. (584 characters)

Photo of HopHead84
4.35/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle received as an extra from Ian, thanks! I typed up a review and then inadvertently closed the window...The beer appears yellow gold with a two finger frothy head. I took care to pour just a little yeast into the liquid, and what appears there descends in coils before coalescing with the beer.

The nose is hoppy, with prominent notes of zest laden lemon and earth. There's a moderate yeast presence that is evocative of a temperate summer day in Bavaria. The malt character I perceive beneath the lemon and yeast can only be described as bread...perhaps white.

The lemon in the flavor is piquant and the bitterness is at a moderate level. Light earthy and herbal notes are evident, as is a distinct yeastiness and a slight pepper quality. The bread again reminds me of toasted white. The finish is of bitter lemon zest accompanied by a light biscuit character. I'm left with a perceived drying quality.

The carbonation is at an upper moderate level, and the beer is slightly crisp and moderately dry. Another great beer from New Glarus. (1,046 characters)

Photo of alexgash
4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle.

Slightly cloudy golden yellow body. Small, gauzy, eggshell-white head. Yeasty bread, honeyed malts, and minty, herbal, noble hops on the nose. Sourdough bread and lightly toasted malts up front. Honey-drizzled biscuits and light apple sweetness. Spicy, peppery, vegetal hop bitterness. Moderate body with a crisp feel. Nice flavor and complexity for such a light lager. Deliciously thirst-quenching. (415 characters)

Photo of lester619
4.29/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours hazy, cloudy pale gold/yellow color. Thin head goes away quickly after pouring. Nice clean grassy, floral bready smell. Very clean and balanced flavor. Some grainy rye bread notes, plenty of sweet malts, some fruity prune or rasin maybe? Not overly bitter, but plenty of lively, spicy hops come into the mix. Perfectly balanced flavors. Bottom line good beer. Very smooth and exceptionally drinkable. I don't know anything about this style. If they are all as good as this, I wil have to find some more. (509 characters)

Photo of gatornation
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a hazy yellow /gold color with a fluffy but quickly dissipating head that settles with a very nice ring and some sticky lacing..the smell is hops and grass and dough with a malty german influence and again their is a bread and yeast taste that is just delicious with a very fresh crisp scent..the taste is great its crisp with a perfect balance of hops and malt..just perfect for the style..this is another fine NG brew that is highly flavorful highly drinkable ,highly recommended..glad i have access to all of NG brews..a fine brewery (542 characters)

Photo of nicnut45
4.45/5  rDev +15.6%
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 (744 characters)

Photo of blackearth
4.17/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy gold body with a white head the quickly falls. Aroma is of citrus and grape skin. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a low to medium carbonation level that makes this beer smooth. Flavor is a light malt sweetness with a very mild bitterness. Excellent for a session beer. (281 characters)

Photo of AdmiralDiaz
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours bright gold with a weak white head that fades quickly. Tons of bubbles flowing. Smells of very pale malt. Very smooth malt with just a bit of German hop taste, ends very bitter on the finish. The mouthfeel is smooth with a good amount of carbonation. Very drinkable and very enjoyable. (291 characters)

Photo of Thorpe429
4.4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This was my first Keller Bier--picked it up during my wife and I's honeymoon after our self-guided tour of the brewery.

Pours a bright gold with a very nice white head and loads of lacing as it goes down. Pilsner malt with a good deal of sweetness, and plenty of European hops. The sweetness is just perfect--nothing too much, but it's certainly there. Mouthfeel is light to medium with good carbonation. Drinkability is excellent; one of my favorite New Glarus beers, and perhaps my favorite that doesn't have fruit in it. (524 characters)

Photo of brewdoc75
4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: cloudy-yellow with gold hues. Generous white fluffy head.

S: Sweet grainy malts followed by floral and spicy hops. Very nice.

T: Lovely sweet malts with a touch of grainy malts. The maltiness is profound for a lager this light. The hops impart a wonderful spicy/floral component. The bitterness provides perfect balance.

M: Light to medium bodied. Crisp finish

D: wow. Very nice, very drinkable. Way better than totally naked. (433 characters)

Photo of nickd717
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle via trade thanks to alcstradamus. All right - my first zwickel/keller beer!

A - Pours a hazy golden color with a one-finger creamy white head.

S - Aroma is sweet pale malt, grain, yeast, and light fruits.

T - Sweet pale malt and honey, corny graininess, and grassy hops. Almost like a pale lager, except this beer is actually good. Simple and does not try to do too much, but does what it does well.

M - Medium body with a somewhat creamy feel and lively carbonation.

D - Very high. I barely even realized I was drinking it, and then it was gone. (558 characters)

Photo of scaliasux
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Light to medium gold. Somewhat cloudy. Tall white head that quickly dissipates.

Smell - Light sweet malt. Similar to a pilsener.

Taste - Rather like a full flavored lager. Sweet malt balanced by light but apparent floral hops. Not particularly distinctive, but inoffensive and more flavor than an American lager.

Mouthfeel - Light and crisp.

Drinkability - I like New Glarus, but not all of their beers are must haves. This one I can do with or without. Apparently an unusual style, so kudos for helping keep it alive. (535 characters)

Photo of tjkurz
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled poured into taster. Cloudy golden yellow with small but fairly tight head no lacing. Aroma is minimal - smells fresh taste is not much up front some maltiness with a nice hop balance hitting the top and back of throat - good balance. Creamy mouthfeel. Very delicious and low abv make very drinkable - great for summer - i'd say. (336 characters)

Photo of JohnQVegas
4.4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bottle into Sam Adams lager glass. Thanks again to Jeff (mnjeff) for the hookup!

Pours cloudy straw with a fluffy, half-finger head that wants to stick around. Nice stickage, decent lacing.

Smell is classic German lager - round, floral hops contribute a lemony zing that isn't too bright, maybe even a bit orangey. Malt character comes through as bready, a bit grainy, bit of sulfur as well. Nice and well-rounded, though I'm not getting quite as prominent a hop character as some other folks are.

Taste is perfectly balanced. Bready, fresh-baked, and with a bit of cereal mixed in, and with a nice floral overtone dripping with some juicy orangey notes that really dry out as you head into the finish. Clean on the finish, though just a bit of lingering yeast pulling out some nice sourdough.

Mouthfeel is nice and classic - medium-light body, juicy around the edges, drying out towards the clean finish, with a light but sturdy carbonation. Drinkability is pretty damn close to perfect - fantastic session beer. (1,018 characters)

Photo of DefenCorps
4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ian was kind enough to send me one of the most exciting boxes of beer I've received of late. Thanks man! This was one of them. Based on the date code, this was bottled in the end of June.

A: In my Moonlight pint glass, Yokel sits an absolutely gorgeous light, hazy orange with a large, choppy head that's white in color, leaving chunks of lace. Definitely one of the more attractive beers I've had recently

S: A fantastic nose that's loaded with hops, earthy and lemony, with a definite petrichor character. Mildly bready malt character is present. Mildly yeasty in character as it warms up. Few beers exhibit a German hop character as deep and nuanced as this. Awesome stuff

T: Opens with a firm hop bite, with moderate bitterness and plenty of flavor. Mildly spicy and earthy with a faint herbal and lemon character. The malt character is mild as well, with a bready and cracker-like feel. The finish is dry, refreshing and mildly bitter. Awesome stuff

M: While high in carbonation, there's a significant body to this beer, without it feeling heavy one bit. Maybe a little slicker than it needs to be, but the finish is excellent.

D: Through the roof. The beer's gone in a few minutes.

Notes: My only complaint is that I have only one bottle. And that the label designates the beer perfect for "washing down a burger" when it's so much more. Well done yet again, Dan (1,375 characters)

Photo of storksonm
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pint glass

Golden clear yellow with a nice light head that just keeps through the whole beer pretty much. The classic lager smell with traces of a smell that mostly reminds me of a farmhouse ale. Nice citrusy hop tone. Very smooth and as has been said before it does have a slightly dry aftertaste to it. Its a delicious beer and I can kind of see why its in the yearly line up. Good show! (390 characters)

Photo of grub
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. sampled aug 2/09.

pours crystal clear golden yellow with a big dense white head. the head drops fairly slow and leaves plenty of lace behind.

aroma is nice. "crisp" describes it very well. bright floral and earthy hops. hints of citrus. light alcohol. cracker. grain. bit of white bread. corn, but not really DMS-y, more just old-school pre-prohibition pils. hints of smoke. a bit earthy.

taste is nice. white bread and cracker. light alcohol. bit of cracker. light dms. honey and caramel. earthy. a bit fruity. floral. touch of citrus.

mouthfeel is good. medium-low carbonation level. nice light body. fairly dry finish.

drinkability is good. nice balance. simple and uncomplicated. a nice keller/zwickel that i think i could drink all day. good stuff. (771 characters)

Photo of Hojaminbag
4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer came to me from the generosity of AdamHarbaugh. Thanks Adam.

A slightly cloudy yellow body with two fingers of fairly thick white head. Fairly thick is an understatement actually, it is big and creamy; made up of good sized carbonation bubbles. I keep expected to have a mustache of it stuck to my upper lip. Lots of active carbonation bubbles, great retention, and some pretty good lacing left behind.

The aroma has a ton of pale malts that are clean and cracker-smelling. A very earthy, slightly spicy noble hop presence comes through also.

This isn't overly complex, but it is crisp, clean, and very well done. The pale pilsner-type malt is definitely the star here, expressing a delicate sweetness, some cracker notes, and maybe even a touch of a butter like character. The hops balance this malt nicely, but I don't think they are nearly has strong. They are spicy up front, earthy later on. The finish is long and dry.

Mouthfeel is pretty full for the style, but in a good way. Moderate to low carbonation, unfiltered, overall pretty good.

This is one I could drink by the case if I had the chance. Balances both malt and hops, but leans a little bit toward the malty side. Exceptionally drinkable. (1,219 characters)

Photo of Kegatron
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazy gold, with 2 big foamy fingers of brite-white colored head. Thin yet frothy layer of retention, leaves a big latticework of sticky lacing back. The aroma is spicy floral hops, with a nicely crisp citrus punch behind it. Silkier sweet notes of toasted grains come out underneath, giving this some tang in the nostrils.

The taste is sweet toasty bread, with a sharp pang of tart citrus, and a tingle of lightly spicy hop bitterness running through it. The mouthfeel is lighter-medium bodied, with a moderate crispness to it, that gives way to a much easier feel underneath. I nice evenness between the two feels, makes this eminently quaffable.

Nice stuff here from New Glarus. Crisp, tasty, thirst-quenching, and low ABV. What more could you ask for in a lighter Lager? (828 characters)

Photo of RJUGA03
2.93/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A-Light yellow transparent but cloudy body with a scant head and minimal lacing.

S-Bready wheat beerish.

T-Full very refreshing on the draw with a light body finishing smoothly and calm

M-Crisp and a refreshing a good beer to enjoy on a hot summer's day.

D- It is a great lightish beer (I prefer dark and heavy) to be enjoyed with a meal. (342 characters)

Yokel from New Glarus Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 190 ratings.