Yvan The Great - Collaboration With Russian River Brewing Co. - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by scottfrie:
3.75/5 rDev 0%
12oz bottle into SN hop glass. Bottled 6/2/14.
A: Pours a clear light golden with a couple fingers of fluffy bright white head that slowly faded into a bubbly film.
S: Belgian yeast dominates. I get scents of black peppery, earth, and herbal, spicy hops. Hops are leafy and green.
T: Crisp notes of drying, peppery, and earthy yeast, slight bubblegum, slight tropical fruit. There a hint of citrus and pine as well. Pale malt is crackery and a bit bready. The finish is bitter but the aftertaste is sweet with tropical fruit nectars.
M: Medium-light body, soft and fluffy carbonation, slick and crisp mouthfeel.
O: Great clean flavors, very flavorful and complex yeast, and a refreshing mouthfeel. Drinks well.
07-12-2014 20:31:02 | More by scottfrie
More User Reviews:
3.96/5 rDev +5.6%
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.
07-21-2014 22:44:40 | More by oberon
3.89/5 rDev +3.7%
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.
07-22-2014 18:33:11 | More by lordofthewiens
2.3/5 rDev -38.7%
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.
08-06-2014 05:39:35 | More by Beaver13
3.1/5 rDev -17.3%
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Tulip.
Appearance: Hazy golden-blonde with good sized white head.
Smell: Banana, fleshy fruit, citrus, spiciness.
Taste: Strong backbone of bread and fleshy, almost tropical, fruit. The banana notes from the yeast are strong, with some clove as well. The finish has a very sharp spicy and citrus kick that lingers for a long time, along with more banana. This creates a long aftertaste that switches from bitter and dry to sweet and cloying. I could still taste it an hour after drinking.
Feel: Moderately high carbonation with a fairly full,almost chewy, body. The seemingly dry finish is ruined by the lingering aftertaste. This beer is a perfect example of how American brewers can really screw up the mouthfeel of Belgian styles.
Overall: There are some good strong flavors here, but they are overrun by a poor mouthfeel and sweet aftertaste. Too bad.
07-22-2014 02:52:01 | More by bsp77
Yvan The Great - Collaboration With Russian River Brewing Co. from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 920 ratings.