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Yvan The Great - Collaboration With Russian River Brewing Co. - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Yvan The Great - Collaboration With Russian River Brewing Co.
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BA SCORE
85
very good

248 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 248
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 9.5%
Wants: 2
Gots: 39 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: raynmoon on 07-03-2014)
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Reviews by scottfrie:
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scottfrie

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2014 20:31:02 | More by scottfrie
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SierraJosh

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

07-24-2014 03:34:05 | More by SierraJosh
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rspauldi

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-24-2014 01:31:49 | More by Mmcdonald79
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-24-2014 00:45:58 | More by BeerBuzzGuy
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Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

07-24-2014 00:40:59 | More by jakewatt135
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

07-24-2014 00:40:50 | More by Ri0
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3.36/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

From the new twelve pack, I was hoping for a RR IPA but oh well. Yellow color, slight haze, good head. Smell was weird, definitely Belgian but just sort of a strange bit of spice. Flavor was odd too, yeasty but weird, some hops, just an odd beer overall. Not sure I would ever revisit another bottle of this again though it wasn't bad at all.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2014 00:37:02 | More by ArrogantB
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warnerry

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

07-24-2014 00:10:58 | More by warnerry
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

07-24-2014 00:03:45 | More by Jeeb
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mhbarber

Virginia

3/5  rDev -20.8%

07-23-2014 23:55:01 | More by mhbarber
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Spreetaper

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

07-23-2014 23:00:09 | More by Spreetaper
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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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PopnLoads

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.5%

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Chuffbomb

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

07-23-2014 16:03:06 | More by Chuffbomb
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-23-2014 14:16:26 | More by JeffTheJuice
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22Blue

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

07-23-2014 12:46:48 | More by 22Blue
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California

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

4.23/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Making my way through the 12 pack. Poured from the bottle into a snifter.

A cloudy-looking beer with a golden haze for color, trickles of carbonation and a finger thick, foamy white head. Head persistence is good and lace is showing.

Fruit is heavy on the nose, citrus and peach specifically. Yvan has some earthy qualities, some floral yeast and/or hops, and a hint of sweet malt.

Tasty beer right here. Peppery, fruity, floral, there are a wealth of flavors within. The malts give a dry cracker taste that complements the hints of lemon that occasionally show themselves.

This beer gets a bit bitter and dry, but there's enough malt to keep it balanced. The beer is lively and champagne-like giving it an easy-drinking quality.

I'm with this beer. I really enjoyed it. It's far from a simple beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2014 05:14:31 | More by ONovoMexicano
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JackieTH

Minnesota

4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale yellow pour with a thin layer of light foam that fades. Smells of pale malt and fruit esters and faintly banana. Taste is yeasty, lightly cloves, banana and a bit of bubblegum. Fruit esters. Some bitterness from a citrus pith flavored hop. It's a nice zesty flavor profile reminiscent of a light version of Stone's Cali-belgi. Body seems on the lighter side of medium. Carbonation is bright. Tasty brew but no presence of nose.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2014 04:50:53 | More by JackieTH
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Yvan The Great - Collaboration With Russian River Brewing Co. from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 248 ratings.