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Yonder Bock: Tropical Maibock (Beer Camp Across America) - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Yonder Bock: Tropical Maibock (Beer Camp Across America)Yonder Bock: Tropical Maibock (Beer Camp Across America)

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85
very good

1,251 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,251
Reviews: 192
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 11
Gots: 106 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: raynmoon on 07-03-2014

Tampa is a long way from our home base in Chico, but the guys down yonder in Florida sure can brew a great beer. Our friends at Cigar City find inspiration in the Cuban roots of their hometown, and that Latin-inspired flair is evident in Yonder Bock. This tropical take on the Maibock adds a Latin island flair to this traditional German style beer.

Enamored with the Latin roots of their Tampa home, Cigar City always tries to channel a bit of local history into their beers, e.g. the Humidor Series whose beers age on Spanish cedar as an homage to Tampa’s cigar making roots. Only five years old, this brewery deserves the fast praise that’s come its way.
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3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sammy
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mickmanhattan
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ttylicki
3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CJNAPS
3.08/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of crowsnest
3.44/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bloodbuzz99
3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zenithberwyn
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BreweryRun
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dreamingtree1855
4.13/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheSSG
3.62/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a soapy, soft head that has surprising retention and laces lightly. A nice soft hop aroma; flowers and citrus. This smells quite nice. A copper/straw color. Starts with a surprising bitterness. Citrus rind, citrus fruit, maybe a touch of pine. There is a slight fruitiness to this. A rich maltiness in the background, though it is subtle. Finish is lingering citrus rind.

Ehhh, this isn't so impressive. I wouldn't have guessed it's a Maibock; a real miss on the style. It's a smooth, hoppy lager that is a bit too overwhelming in the citrus rind flavors.

Photo of Yancey82
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of msondel
4.15/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Oidmoe
3.96/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CHickman
4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours cloudy dark copper/amber color with a foamy 2 finger light tan head that was full of bubbles and faded very slowly, leaving good foamy lacing, rings as it went down and a tan layer on top.

Smells very fruity up front, like mango, oranges, starfruit and guava with subtle hints of caramel and brown sugar sweetness; there are some light grains mixed in but this nose is mostly tropical fruit and smells excellent for a bock style beer – especially from a can, which makes it that much more impressive.

Tastes of sweet malt, caramel, toffee, wheat bread and then some mixed fruit like pineapple, tangerine and pear – the fruits that come through in the flavor are very different from the fruits in the nose, but this beer has enough malt/hop balance with some mild spices to keep it interesting and pretty drinkable. The aftertaste is a combo of graham cracker, floral hops, pepper, coriander and some yeast funk or metallic elements that trail off with a little bitterness. Some sips are very malty, some are sweet and some are hoppy, which makes this beer unpredictably exciting and very strange at the same time.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with average carbonation, well above average flavor and a slightly grainy, sweet bitter finish that can seem dry or clean at times. This was very interesting and I enjoyed it quite a bit – my expectations were low for a bock/maibock collaboration from a can but this shocked me with really good flavor and pretty peculiar qualities that made for a tasty beer experience. To me this was the “sleeper” brew of the Beer Camp Across America 12 pack since I expected to crack the top and just throw this back, but it was really enjoyable.

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3.59/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Snagged a can of this for $2.75 at beermuda. Into a goblet.

A - Slightly hazy yet nice looking ruby brown. Head is fizzy slightly opaque in color yet takes a while to form a ring. Some sticky lacing looks nice.
S - Not much to say the aroma is tropical with mango like hops, fruity esters, and a touch of lemon. Not too funky but mild.
T - has a sweet vanilla note that sticks out with a dry tone of yeast and brett like sourness. Not overall sweet in the slightest it does have a good hop presence worth nothing.
M - Stingy alcohol esters pay a big part in this making it slightly un enjoyable. Mostly overall sweet and fruity.

Overall a very interesting beer which kind of seems all over the place but is easy to drink. Not worth a second visit though.

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3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.61/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mirp1
4.26/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had this beer on tap yesterday (12/24/14) at the Green Onion Pub in Utica, NY. I wanted to review it because a previous rating narrative described Yonder Bock as cloyingly sweet. I find that description peculiar in that I found the taste to be exceptionally dry, showing that it was effectively fermented. Maybe I got an old batch, perhaps it was a mistake batch, or maybe my sense of taste is beginning to wane. The fact is, this beer was dry, almost as if it had a touch of brett in the ferment, though it didn't. Anyway, easy drinking at 7.7, great hop content for a lager, that kind of took it out of the Maibock range, but who cares, adhering to beer style "rules" is a thing of the past. US brewers are making the best beer in the world right now by breaking the "rules", and have been for years. We just want great beer, and man it is out there like crazy. Nice job Sierra-Cigar City.

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3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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Yonder Bock: Tropical Maibock (Beer Camp Across America) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,251 ratings.