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

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1,077 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,077
Reviews: 148
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 10.96%
Wants: 8
Gots: 104 | FT: 0
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 udubdawg:
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3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

pours beautifully clear yellow/pale gold. very low head, not what I expected. intermittent bubbles but very soon there is no head whatsoever. no lacing.

digging the complexity in the aroma. from other reviews I didn't expect it to be this robust.
spicy hops, lightly floral, with ample phenolics behind, especially as it warms. definite clove, some medicine cabinet everpresent, and even hints of cinnamon. Fruitiness is restrained.

not sure where exactly they were aiming, but at this gravity I was thinking Belgian blonde ale, and this is decidedly more yeast-forward than what I've come to expect from that. would like to see less medicinal phenolics and more fruitiness but what is here is quite pleasant. medium hop flavor, spicy, herbal. definite alcohol, but smooth, not sharp. low bready note as it warms but malt is largely hidden. Bitterness is fairly high, but needed to combat all the yeast character. finish/aftertaste is slightly sweet, faint lingering bitterness.

light alcohol warming, fairly low carbonation, no protein creaminess but not crisp and refreshing. Drinkability would be improved at a higher fizz, though it would probably over-emphasize theyeast character which is already high. Very solid; could be great.

udubdawg, Jul 30, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.96/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

oberon, Jul 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

DanGeo, Jul 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7%

Tiernan, Jul 23, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +5.9%

GameOfBeers, Aug 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

woodchipper, Aug 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

SanFranJake, Jul 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7%

drewkennedy, Sep 13, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev +4.8%

AshlandNacho, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of lordofthewiens
3.89/5  rDev +4%
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.

lordofthewiens, Jul 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7%

freshflesh, Jul 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7%

DaftPatrick, Aug 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

warnerry, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of Beaver13
2.3/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2

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.

Beaver13, Aug 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

77apm, Jul 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Fcip78, Jul 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7%

JakerLou, Aug 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Beerswag, Jul 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

megamass, Sep 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Guinnsslvr, Jul 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7%

mctizzz, Jul 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7%

aquazr1, Jul 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

JC333, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of bsp77
3.1/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 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.

bsp77, Jul 22, 2014
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Yvan The Great - Collaboration With Russian River Brewing Co. from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 1,077 ratings.