Yokel | New Glarus Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Rebrewed and available starting june 2014

Added by Golden2wenty1 on 02-10-2006

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5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

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5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

An awesome summer beer that you can have many of without getting to drunk. The crispness of the beer that has a great yeast aftertaste is something anybody can enjoy after mowing the lawn or playing a round of golf, very refreshing.

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

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5/5  rDev +28.9%
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.

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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4.7/5  rDev +21.1%
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.

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4.68/5  rDev +20.6%

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4.53/5  rDev +16.8%
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.

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4.52/5  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.

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4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours brilliant gold under a 1” finely bubbled foam collar.
S: Malt, light grains and some yeast.
T: Light bread especially in the after taste, a ;ott;e tartness on the finish, fairly dry, mild hop accent.
F: Very creamy texture, crisp, above average carbonation and light body.
O: Easy to drink, refreshing, a good beer to hydrate with after a bike ride.

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Yokel from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 516 ratings