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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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very good

1,272 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,272
Reviews: 198
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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Ratings: 1,272 | Reviews: 198
Photo of devin305
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of SkyyNapalm
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of fx20736
4.27/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bought in the Beer Camp 12 pack awhile ago. Served in a pint at cellar temp.

Look: medium amber, white head, nice lacing

Smell: fragrant, fruity, earthy awesomeness

Taste: thick malt backbone with some papaya sweetness

Feel: solid, good

Overall: little gem of a very nice beer

Photo of Hop_God
3.28/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IowaBiertrinker
3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

May have been past its prime by a ways.

Photo of Brewstradamus
4.16/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jadjunk
3.64/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

"Brewed in collaboration with Cigar City Brewing in Tampa, FL, Yonder Bock is a Latin-inspired twist on a traditional Maibock. Cigar City finds inspiration in the Cuban roots of their hometown, which is a long way from our home base in Chico, but our friends down yonder in Florida sure can brew a great beer. Yonder Bock blends a silky malt body with bright, fruity hop aromas of guava, mango and passion fruit from the use of Calypso, Azacca and experimental 366 hops as a nod to Cigar City's tropical locale." Brewed in the style of a German Maibock. Available in single 12 oz. cans as part of the Beer Camp Across America 2015 variety pack and on limited draft.

Poured from a 12 oz. can to a Sierra Nevada tulip glass. Served above 54 degrees Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a crisp frothy head of a biscuity cream shade over a mildly hazy copper-melon body. Carbonation is busy and plentiful. Retention is average and lacing is light and patchy. 3.5

(Smell) Aromas of piney, earthy and spicy hops forward with a moderate bitterness atop a husky caramel and biscuit malt body with a moderate sweetness. Potency is medium. 3.75

(Taste) The flavor has an emphasis on malts, with biscuity and bready caramel and pale malts forward finishing on a hop note of earth and piney resins. The hop profile is surprisingly limited on tropical fruit flavors, and I don't pick up on nearly as much mango, guava or passion fruit as I might be expected to. A bit smoother, heavier and more viscous than the aroma suggests, albeit flavorful. 3.5

(Mouthfeel) The texture is slick, mildly viscous and mildly dry. Carbonation is modest, generating a medium frothiness and a mildly crisp finish. Body is medium+ for the style, medium+ overall. Balance is slightly sweet over bitter and hoppy. Alcohol presence is mild and there are no off characters. 3.75

(Overall) My biggest fuss with this tropical maibock is the limited "tropical" flavor from the hops. Although the hops are well integrated and generate a respectable bitterness, the hop profile falls a tick short of where I expected it to, exposing a dominating malt profile that leads the flavor all the way. A very drinkable and enjoyable Maibock by all accounts, but the originality of a tropical angle on a German style was what drew me to give this beer a shot and on that note I am quite disappointed that it didn't come through to my expectations. 3.75

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.'s
Yonder Bock Tropical Maibock (With Cigar City Brewing)
3.64/5.00

Photo of Mitchster
4.37/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Brewed with Vienna, Munich, Pilsner, Honey malts. Bittered with Magnum, "Experimental 366 variety". Finished with Azacca, Calypso," Experimental 366 variety". Fermented with a lager yeast.
7.7% ABV, OG=18.8P, FG=5.5P, 45 IBU's.

Pours out to a clear light amber, forming a creamy and sticky yellow head with beautiful retention and solid sheets of lace. Carbonation is moderate, ~2.5 carbs or so. The nose is wonderful...sticky resinous hops with tropical notes of pineapple, guava, mango and a touch of herbal and pinous hops as well, on the sweet side, not pungent. The taste is quite nice..chewy malts, residual sugars, some caramel, a very subtle husk, the honey malt really shines. The bitterness is quite mild, giving it a sweeter almost cloying mouthfeel, medium-dense body. Tropical fruit through the middle, with a little hop astringency in the finish.

A really nice brew and true to the name..a really hopped up tropical maibock. I would buy this again. Recommended.

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

Photo of italianstallion
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woodychandler
4.41/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

When the Beer Camp series was released, a buddy of mine snapped up several cases and knowing about The CANQuest (tm), he decided to bestow a couple of the CANs to me. The backlog at Chez Woody is phenomenal and so I am now getting around to them.

From the CAN: "Brewed in Collaboration with Cigar City Brewing"; "Brewed in collaboration with Cigar City Brewing in Tampa, FL, Yonder Bock is a Latin-inspired twist on a traditional Maibock. Cigar City finds inspiration in the Cuban roots of their hometown, which is a long way from our home base in Chico, but our friends down yonder in Florida sure [CAN] brew a great beer. Yonder Bock blends a silky malt body with bright, fruity hop aromas of guava, mango and passion fruit from the use of Calypso, Azacca and experimental 366 hops as a nod to Cigar City's tropical locale."

I Crack!ed this bad boy open and oh, how I wanted to CANduct an inverted Glug, but I CANstrained myself due to its relative age. I CANnot take the ChANce that one of these beers might be CANditioned, so I felt CANpelled to go with a gentle pour. When this only netted me a skim of light-tan head, I CANtinued to employ the bartender's trick and give it a good agitation. Soon, I had two fingers of light-tan head that quickly fell back to wisps, leaving sticky lacing in its wake. Color was Deep Amber/Light Copper to Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity. Nose reeked of tropical fruit! My first WestPac as a U.S. Navy sailor exposed me to all sorts of fruit, like papaya, mango, guava, plus avocado and throw coconut into the mix and you begin to get the idea. I knew a young Filipina who eschewed perfume in favor of smearing herself with fruit. Yeah, she was a sticky mess, but she smelled great and tasted better! Mouthfeel was kind of thin, which was slightly disappointing. The taste was so fruity that I was transported back to the hammock in the middle of Uncle Sam's B&G in Barrio Barretto where Miriam and I were forced to copulate one night when all of the other racks were filled. I mean, right out in the middle of the so-called dance floor. Mama-san only half thought that I was kidding when I paid Miriam's bar fine, since she had seen a lot of my antics during the past week and a half. My shipmates got into the act by buying fresh fruit from passing vendors and squeezing juice all over us! Mama-san, not missing a trick, began to collect money for the "floor show" and we each got a cut. I did it twice more before we pulled out and my reputation was cemented. I get a chub any time that I am in proximity to tropical fruits and their flavors. The heck with Viagra, I have Yonder Bock! Now, where's #TheOldLady? Back at Beer Camp, the finish was Sweet (that's what she said), but not cloying. My enjoyment might have been diminished by sickly sweetness. Final pour: Perhaps a tad more haziness, but barely perceptible; nose was more pronounced in terms of fruitiness, due to warming or otherwise (?); taste remained fairly equivalent.

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3.35/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BanditoJunkie
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Matt73
3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of socon67
4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of hosehead83
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Deep copper/gold with a big sturdy head of off-white foam.
Aroma-Big whiff of malt
Taste-Sweet toasted malt,tropical fruit, warming finish. A smooth sipper.

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

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.08/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of brewale4me
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

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