1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
Yvan The Great - Collaboration With Russian River Brewing Co.
Picture being approved.
BA SCORE
85
very good

920 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 920
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 10.67%
Wants: 6
Gots: 88 | FT: 2
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 920 | Reviews: 123 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by scottfrie:
Photo of scottfrie
scottfrie

California

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:
Photo of oberon
oberon

North Carolina

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
Photo of DanGeo
DanGeo

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-31-2014 11:12:32 | More by DanGeo
Photo of Tiernan
Tiernan

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.7%

07-23-2014 02:39:29 | More by Tiernan
Photo of GameOfBeers
GameOfBeers

Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev +5.6%

08-19-2014 02:35:00 | More by GameOfBeers
Photo of woodchipper
woodchipper

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -20%

08-09-2014 22:03:24 | More by woodchipper
Photo of SanFranJake
SanFranJake

California

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-14-2014 02:38:48 | More by SanFranJake
Photo of AshlandNacho
AshlandNacho

Massachusetts

3.92/5  rDev +4.5%

08-14-2014 03:05:52 | More by AshlandNacho
Photo of lordofthewiens
lordofthewiens

Maine

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
Photo of freshflesh
freshflesh

California

4/5  rDev +6.7%

07-12-2014 06:11:33 | More by freshflesh
Photo of DaftPatrick
DaftPatrick

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +6.7%

08-17-2014 22:36:24 | More by DaftPatrick
Photo of warnerry
warnerry

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-24-2014 00:10:58 | More by warnerry
Photo of Beaver13
Beaver13

Colorado

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
Photo of 77apm
77apm

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

07-06-2014 02:30:34 | More by 77apm
Photo of Fcip78
Fcip78

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

07-20-2014 18:07:39 | More by Fcip78
Photo of JakerLou
JakerLou

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +6.7%

08-02-2014 00:04:07 | More by JakerLou
Photo of Beerswag
Beerswag

California

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-23-2014 04:47:45 | More by Beerswag
Photo of Guinnsslvr
Guinnsslvr

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

07-31-2014 02:59:27 | More by Guinnsslvr
Photo of mctizzz
mctizzz

California

4/5  rDev +6.7%

07-13-2014 17:08:02 | More by mctizzz
Photo of aquazr1
aquazr1

California

4/5  rDev +6.7%

07-21-2014 03:23:53 | More by aquazr1
Photo of JC333
JC333

New York

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

08-10-2014 00:57:13 | More by JC333
Photo of bsp77
bsp77

Minnesota

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
Photo of ccurrid
ccurrid

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -20%

08-17-2014 17:55:10 | More by ccurrid
Photo of IrishGermanAmerican
IrishGermanAmerican

Texas

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-21-2014 16:49:49 | More by IrishGermanAmerican
Photo of ChaseBacon
ChaseBacon

New York

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-31-2014 22:57:22 | More by ChaseBacon
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Yvan The Great - Collaboration With Russian River Brewing Co. from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 920 ratings.