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Average Review High Score Low Score Reviews Tried Consumed
79 86 74 4 20 12
Yokel by New Glarus Brewing Company
Keller Bier / Zwickel Bier
4.20 % ABV

Savor this creamy headed pint at your favorite escape. Here’s to cards on the table, a jukebox chewing coins, chalk on your cue, and your favorite brew washing down the perfect burger. This is a whole beer straight from the tank smooth unfiltered and without pretense. Wisconsin, German and English barleys and the finest Bavarian hops combine in classic German brewing methods. You are holding the freshest possible Wisconsin beer. Expect this beer to be comfortable, crisp and slightly cloudy. Enjoy our salute to every guy who finished his game and left the kids quarters on the table. Remember Buy Local, Drink Yokel 

Review by joe1510 on 02/20/10  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
74 2 8 15 4 8 2010
Glarner Stube

Yokel is a cloudy golden concoction with faint orange highlights when held to the light. The unfiltered quality of this beer really comes through in the body. When served to me the clean white head was about a finger in height but short lived, quickly falling to a thick collar and skim coat. The collar left behind some sticky white sheet lacing.

The nose is simple but extremely clean and refreshing. Grassy noble hops get things moving and last throughout each whiff while freshly husked barley sweetness kicks around in the back. The grains are a little dusty with the faintest hint of sweetness with the hops adding a nice dry, grassy bite.

Crisp, clean graininess gets things moving with a touch of cereal grain sweetness for good measure. The grassy hoppiness adds some balance with a low level of bitterness that balances out the graininess. The noble hoppiness does add a bite on the swallow that quickly disappears after each swig.

The carbonation is moderate and lends a soft feel to the brew overall. The finish is very crisp and refreshing with a soft bitterness on the swallow and slight dryness.

The low abv., crisp character, and refreshing quality combine to make this an incredibly easy drinker. This is one of the best grilling, summer brews out there at the moment.

I'm happy to see New Glarus bring Yokel back. I could never get my fill of it when it was brewed in the past and I was sad to see it go. The comeback has been a good one.

Reviewed: 8/16/09

Price: $3.50 Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Dr. Rockzo on 10/29/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
74 2 9 15 3 8 2009
Picked up a single of this yet-untried (by me) New Glarus brew at their hilltop bottle shop. Poured into a Surly imperial pint glass.

A: Pours out a hazy light-orange/dull-yellow color with a modest 1 finger soapy eggshell white head that is short lived, leaving very little lacing of any kind save for a few dots here and there. Not the most attractive looking beer, but not bad either.

S: The smell is bright and refreshing, with notes of pale grains and a crackery breadiness from the malts accented by hints of lemon and a touch of herbal and grassy hops. Subtle, clean, light, and intriguing with it's nuances of fruity yeast.

T: Very much like the smell, it leads with lighter, dryer (but semi-sweet) pale grains and crackery/bready maltiness before more subtle lemony/appley fruit notes and a hint of grassy and herbal hops come in late in the sip, finishing dry with a restrained but present spicy/bitter bite on the finish.

M: The mouthfeel is on the very light side of things and almost comes across watery at times, backed up by amply crisp carbonation. The consistency is a touch flat but with a dry bite on the end that saves it...not but coating of any kind and very airy/bubbly. Alcohol is 100% hidden and the finish is refreshing and clean.

D: This beer would be quite the summer sessioner for me if I could get it here. It's so light and refreshing with a subtle complexity that leaves the palate fully in tact and ready for more. The super low ABV helps this go down easily. I'm very much enjoying this one's high drinkablility.

Yokel was a fine kellerbier. I'm not huge on the style but new glarus made it interesting while staying true to the beer's roots. Highly recommended for fans of super easy-drinking lagers.

Serving type: bottle

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by James Kitchens on 08/22/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 3 9 16 4 9 2009
Color is golden/straw yellow. Smell has lots of lemony zing at first, with some yeast and grains, finished by a hint of hops. Taste is more balanced than the smell with mild hops bitterness, very mild lemony citrus, yeast and grains. Feel is medium bodied with a clean finish.

This is a really nice drinkable beer. It's really light and has plenty of interesting smells and flavors to keep you occupied. Another winner from New Glarus, one that reminds me of some of the finest lagers from Germany.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by tavernjef on 04/06/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
86 3 10 17 4 9 2009
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.

Served In: Pint Glass

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