Yokel | New Glarus Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
514 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
newglarusbrewing.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
514
Reviews:
197
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
11.37%
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
65
For Trade:
2
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Photo of SSGCujo
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wolverine0712
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lilsmizzul1225
3.59/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohnParadee
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beginner2
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZombPumpkin
4.45/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mgwagman
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FBarber
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 5EKF
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eldoctorador
3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

if i am going to drink yellow lager, this is one of the best ones going. thanks to my buddy for bringing it back for me. i love the idea of leaving the yeast in it. so many of these are good, but just made too sterile, and i like the rustic nature of it, it doesnt slow drinkability in the least. its not cloudy, only slightly hazy, and holding a nice tall white head. smells like lager yeast, mild though, crackery rather than bready, but not thin, dry and rather hoppy as they go as well. the flavor is led by a simple grain bill with a touch of honey sweetness, followed by a nice combination of yeast and hops. the yeast is old worldy, sort of german in nature, but really pretty delicate, and the hops are dried grassy, without much bitterness. its a display of flavorful balance, and with the lively carbonation, its a beer i could drink indefinitely. perhaps not the most ambitious recipe out of new glarus, but the execution is flawless. one of my favorite lagers on the market right now, i wish this were available here in colorado...

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Photo of Vogie
4.29/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wiseguywood
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very solid beer. Glad I was able to acquire some from a Wisconsin traveller. Slightly hazy, good carbonation. The mouthfeel would be slightly creamier than you would expect. Clean brew with no funky aftertaste. I would grab this again on another trip.

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Photo of Smconnor
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of adamranders
3.54/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DenverHopHead
2.98/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.48/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance : Large, fluffy cap of 3 fingers. Recedes slowly and leaves generous flecks of lacing on the sides and adheres to the head like jelly. The body is golden blonde/hay colored, with a decent haze to it, clocking in at about 90% opacity but still retaining enough transparency halfway through the body so light can illuminate it. By the time the glow reaches the other side my fingers are just shadows.

Smell : Apple and pear, some straw and sweet baked malts. Very faint hop in the distance, but it stays subdued as to not be detected too easily.

Taste : Baked biscuit malt, followed by straw to provide a slight bitter balance, followed by a refreshing quaff of water, ending with a delectable bite of cut up Fuji apple.

Feel : Incredibly easy drinking, this beer is perfect for summer days or grill-outs. The label talks about it being "a brew for washing down the perfect burger". I would agree. It's light and crisp like an apple, and ends tart and semi-dry.

Overall : Mind blown, again. My favorite brewery by far. They nailed the style and nailed it WITH style. Can't say enough about New Glarus.

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Photo of boulay50
5/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of majorlance
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LouAleHead
3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Light golden color, and the sweet aroma of malt and faint hops, Pours smooth with little head, did not lace. A crisp and smooth taste. Very refreshing beer for those warm summer days and nights. Overall this is a great example of an American Lager, now if AB , Miller, and Coors could follow suite.

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Photo of birchstick
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chicagobeerguy
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of richj1970
3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12 oz bottle into snifter.

A: Light golden yellow with one finger white head that settles quickly. Little to no lacing.

S: Very malt forward - barley and wheat. Faint hops in the back.

T: Bready malts with a reasonably substantial yeast note. Light hops. An almost fruity component like apples as it warmed.

M: Medium body and fairly lightly carbonated. Finish is crisp and clean.

O: Not a normal style for me, but an enjoyable beer.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.49/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle marked 1345 15:03 at 42 degrees into shaker
Aroma very weak, malty
Head small (< two cm, aggressive pour), off white, frothy, diminishing to two mm ring and frothy layer
Lacing – none
Body medium yellow, clear
Flavor – malt forward, mild; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light to medium, watery, lively carbonation

Appearance 3.5, Aroma 3.25, Flavor 3.5, Palate 4, Overall 3.5

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Yokel from New Glarus Brewing Company
3.87 out of 5 based on 514 ratings.
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