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Yvan The Great: Belgian-Style Blonde (Beer Camp Across America) - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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1,160 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,160
Reviews: 162
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.26%
Wants: 10
Gots: 106 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
As longtime friends, Russian River brewmaster Vinnie Cilurzo and our own Brian Grossman are no strangers to brewing experiments. While looking for inspiration for this collaboration, Vinnie and Brian decided to honor the creations of legendary Belgian brewer Yvan De Baets with their own hop-forward American-Belgian mash-up.

From complex Belgian-inspired styles to American wild ales and hoppy Double IPA’s, Russian River always pushes boundaries while respecting technique and quality. Co-owners Vinnie and Natalie Cilurzo are longtime friends of Sierra Nevada and they always have a six-pack of Pale Ale in their fridge at home.

(Beer added by: raynmoon on 07-03-2014)
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Reviews by Nugganooch:
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3.89/5  rDev +4.3%

12 oz bottle from the Beer Camp pack – Chimay Chalice
Notes taken on 07/19/2014

A: Dark caramel color with a yellowish gold tone throughout and a good amount of yeast haze across the body. Smallish white whippy head that settles out to a crown in a few moments. Very light on the window décor.

S: Smells of grassy hops and dried grains with a touch of coriander spice. Lots of blonde malt character here with some restrained yeast spice and dash of garden herbs coming through. Delicate and nicely balanced aromas.

T: Grainy malt cracker with a wonderful snappy hop bite. I get some musky farmhouse yeast, hay, coriander and pepper spices with just the faintest dried banana character there. Very dry and void of most sweetness. Surprisingly this is hoppier than I was expecting with the alcohol kept relatively quiet. This particular Belgian style ale is very refreshing to drink and delicately balanced.

M: Light and dry with an upper level of spritzy carbonation on the palate. Has a touch of peppery bitters that hit the tongue nicely. Finishes crisp with more drying action and very clean overall

D: A completely well balanced and sessionable Belgian style pale. This was very good and I could see it as a real crowd pleaser. Not my top pick from the pack since it doesn’t bring much wow factor but little flawed here and I could crush me some Yvans tell you what.

Nugganooch, Aug 23, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours into a small tulip glass a clear lemony yellow with a fluffy one finger white head that leaves no lacing as it settles.Citrus fruits and phenols in the nose,although not a fan of over phenolic beers this goes well with the big citric notes.A big hit of the yeasty phenols upfront but a big splash of lemon oils in the finish,it really hits the back of the tongue.Not bad and good for the warm weather,not a huge fan of the style but this one I kinda like.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into my tulip, this beer was a gold color with a small white head.

Aroma of banana, sweet fruit, and herbal spiciness. The herbal aroma was most apparent.

Banana taste, some kind of fruit, herbal. Some hard candy type of taste.

A dry mouthfeel, but there was a bit of an aftertaste that wasnt entirely pleasant.

Overall, though, a pretty good beer.

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12 oz bottle. Pours clear straw yellow with a medium creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is banana bubblegum and spices with some earthiness.

The flavor is sweet bready malts, banana, bubblegum and some spice (pepper, coriander). The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with creamy texture.

Overall, I didn't really care for this one.

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Yvan The Great: Belgian-Style Blonde (Beer Camp Across America) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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