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

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1,101 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,101
Reviews: 166
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.61%
Wants: 10
Gots: 93 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: raynmoon on 07-03-2014)
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Reviews by bluejacket74:
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3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can, part of the Beer Camp Across America 12-pack. Served in a mug, the beer pours a slightly hazy copper color with about a couple inch off-white head. Head retention is excellent, and there's a good amount of lacing. The brew smells like toffee, caramel, honey, and some tropical fruit. I think the taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but with the addition of some dark fruit (cherries, raisins), bready malt, apples and nuttiness. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit creamy and is well carbonated. I liked this, it's an interesting take on a Maibock.

bluejacket74, Today at 11:02 PM
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pokal a rich deep bronze with a nice tightly formed sticky white head that lasted for almost the duration.Lighter aromas with some light caramel and toast,the tropical fruits were light but were noticable after it warmed.Caramel butteriness mixed with tropical fruitiness stood out most on the palate with some drying and toast in the finish,it never got overly sweet.A pretty good first try of the Beer Camp pack,different in a good way.

oberon, Today at 12:53 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

DanGeo, Today at 12:24 AM
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.92/5  rDev +4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

SanFranJake, Today at 01:25 AM
Photo of lordofthewiens
4.11/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In a snifter, the beer was a cherry amber color. There was a thick tan head. There was a hint of lace.

Nice aroma of tropical fruit. Some sweet malt and spice.

Nice taste. Guava and papaya. Some caramel malt. Peppery.

Medium-bodied, well-balanced.

Halfway through beer camp, and this has been my favorite.

lordofthewiens, Today at 11:03 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

freshflesh, Today at 10:54 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

DaftPatrick, Today at 11:36 PM
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

warnerry, Today at 11:23 PM
Photo of Beaver13
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can. Pours clear light amber with a huge rocky off-white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet sugary malts and tropical fruit with a little alcohol.

The flavor is sweet roasty / smokey malts with a lot of fruit and a medium bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied and creamy.

Overall, a nice maibock. I like the fruit addition.

Beaver13, Today at 05:53 AM
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

77apm, Today at 05:25 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

JakerLou, Today at 04:01 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

megamass, Today at 11:13 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

I was surprised how much I liked this beer. The fruit is very subdued and the overall impression is one of smoothness and great balance. The ABV heft is very well masked and it would seem that one could quaff this for a while; until it catches up with you! Had on draft at Hunger-n-Thirst in Lancaster and it is still there (as of 18 Sept). Highly recommend!

BeerIsland, Today at 05:05 PM
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

codysjb, Today at 03:18 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Guinnsslvr, Today at 03:56 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.4/5  rDev -9.8%

JC333, Today at 12:04 PM
Photo of bsp77
4.11/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from can into Pint glass

Appearance: Clear copper with decent head at first that quickly recedes to a thin line.

Smell: Sweet ripe fruit, bread & toast, general spiciness. Smells like a good Maibock. Not getting much tropical notes.

Taste: Strong bread and toast backbone, with sweet, overripe fruits. The sweetness is quickly balanced by spicy and floral notes at the finish. There are some tropical notes that also rear up at the finish and linger, such as grapefruit and mango, but is fairly subdued.

Feel: Full body that is pretty smooth. Decent carbonation. Dry finish despite the sweet taste. Nice mouthfeel overall for a bigger lager.

Overall: Even though some unorthodox hopping was used, it I fairly subdued, meaning that this mostly comes across as a standard Maibock with an interesting extra layer. However, it is a damn fine Maibock.

bsp77, Today at 05:06 AM
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3.52/5  rDev -6.6%

Justin8mypants, Today at 04:29 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

bpfrush, Today at 02:35 AM
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Yonder Bock: Tropical Maibock (Beer Camp Across America) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,101 ratings.