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Review by joe1510 on 02/20/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
74 2 8 15 4 8 2010
Pint
$3.50
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