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Yonder Bock - Collaboration With Cigar City Brewing - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Yonder Bock - Collaboration With Cigar City Brewing
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86
very good

410 Ratings
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Ratings: 410
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 9.14%
Wants: 5
Gots: 55 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: raynmoon on 07-03-2014)
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scottfrie

California

3.44/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz can into SN imperial pint glass. Packaged 05/04/14.

A: Pours a clear honey-amber with a large, dense, and thick tan colored head. The head took forever to slowly fade into a greasy and airy film. Sticky, rocky, lace was left down the glass.
S: I get sweet notes of honey and hoppy scents of papaya, guava, and other tropical fruits. The malt base comes through as well with scents of bread crust and toast.
T: The bread crust malt from the nose hits first followed by sweet honey and earthy spices. The finish has a few notes of tropical fruits, but it’s not as much as the nose. The aftertaste is earthy and lightly bitter.
M: Medium body, slick and slightly oily mouthfeel, with very low carbonation.
O: Not a bad brew, but nothing mind blowing. Nothing I’d necessarily need to drink again.

Serving type: can

07-18-2014 01:06:30 | More by scottfrie
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Beer Camp #3: Sierra Nevada/Cigar City Yonder Bock Tropical Maibock. 7.7% ABV, 45 IBU.

Appearance: highly hazed, deep amber, lush, creamy white head. Looking great.

Aroma: Coconut and pineapple. Bananas? Sweet malt. Low hops.

Taste: Here's a little bit of hops, and a lot of lush, tasty pale malt. Medium bodied, long, lingering sweet finish. Just delicious. Absolutely yum. Remarkable.

This is one of two canned beers in the sampler pack, the one being a collaboration with Oskar Blues, both of these canning breweries. I'm dying to read the label on the can and find out more….of course, there's nothing on the bottleneck, and there's no neck on the can, so it had better all be on the back of the can….here we go…"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 can sure 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."

Well, dang it. I just don't have the nose for guava, I guess.

Serving type: can

07-28-2014 04:36:17 | More by feloniousmonk
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.76/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured on-tap at a Beer Camp tap takeover, the beer was served in a shaker pint. The beer is a crystal clear, caramel coloring, with a dense, foamy, white head. Nose of roasted caramel, tart apple, and hops resin. Interesting. Flavors are very fruity forward, with a blend of pineapple, mango, and melon, all on a bready backbone. Rich sweetness throughout, with a tangy, fruit salad aftertaste. The finish is slick, with a tangy, sweet linger.

Serving type: on-tap

07-28-2014 03:28:03 | More by GarthDanielson
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myteam24


3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

07-28-2014 02:46:01 | More by myteam24
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Rschimmell

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

07-28-2014 02:35:37 | More by Rschimmell
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RobertH50

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

07-28-2014 02:32:20 | More by RobertH50
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Shaunbkgb

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-28-2014 02:21:28 | More by Shaunbkgb
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luraybeer

Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-28-2014 02:15:11 | More by luraybeer
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ahbithwabm

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

07-28-2014 02:10:29 | More by ahbithwabm
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

07-28-2014 01:35:42 | More by VeganUndead
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fmccormi

New York

3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straight pour from a 12oz can to a nucleated “can glass”; there’s a bottling date of June 4, 2014 printed in dark ink on the underside of the can (“PKGD 06/04/14 C 06:49”), making this beer about seven and a half weeks old. I wish it were fresher, but it just hit my area, so it’s as fresh as it’s going to get. For what it’s worth, it’s been refrigerated as consistently as possible.

Appearance (4.25): Two and a half fingers of ecru-colored foam easily rise off of the pour, capping a very rich amber, almost “burnt siena” colored body (just going with Crayola on this one), which is crystal clear. A steady stream of bubbles rises to the top pretty much continusously. The head shows great retention, taking its sweet time to die down, and leaves really, really nice lacing in the form of wide, fat arcs of thick suds and a thick surface of foam long after the pour. I’m impressed! Best look of the pack, so far.

Smell (3.75): Sweet, sweet pineapple juice, some grapefruit zest, a bit of pine resin and a grassy note are firmly anchored by a light toffee note, some burnt sugar, and rich bread like brioche. Some pear and a little sweet orange come out, too, as it opens up. They were going for tropical, and they certainly got it. Not as lean or brassy as I’d expect a maibock, though.

Taste (4.0): Definitely more malt on the palate than in the nose, but without sacrificing that sweet, juicy hop flavor. A bit of agave syrup, brioche, and a light nuttiness lay a base, thankfully excluding the burnt sugar in the nose. The hops come in with the same sweet pineapple juice flavor, but with a slightly brighter tone to it, like orangeade; that’s swept aside by a great red grapefruit flavor that’s between flesh and zest, which shifts into a resinous pine bitterness in the finish with a grassy note thrown in. Any malt sweetness melds nicely with the hop flavor, and any nutty/toffee/burnt sugar side to it gets swept into the pine resin in the finish. Nicely crafted.

Mouthfeel (4.0): Smooth and silky, bordering on a lightly syrupy (but only at first). Solidly medium-weight or on the full-side of medium, very, very smooth in the body, and with a subdued carbonation that foams softly and nicely in the middle before washing out with a light prickle. Pretty damn good, for the style.

Overall (4.0): This is an interesting brew, for sure, because it’s not as brassy and bitter (and certainly not as “noble”) as you’d expect from the style, but obviously Sierra Nevada and Cigar City were going for something different. They ended up with a smooth, full-ish amber beer with some bock characteristics (smooth body, mellow but kinda-sorta full malt presence, not too estery but not neutral) and some AIPA characteristics (tropical hop flavor). In any event, it’s quite good. And, bonus points for that head. Purists might get all in a tizzy, but this is a very enjoyable beer.

Serving type: can

07-28-2014 01:10:44 | More by fmccormi
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SawDog505

New Hampshire

4.01/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a 16 oz Lost Abby tulip glass. Pours a bright oranges red, with a three inch off white head that leaves behind excellent lace.

Smell is caramel, tangerine, biscuit, pine, brown sugar, and vanilla.

Taste is starts with caramel, biscuit, and brown sugar and finishes with pine, tangerine, and some grapefruit in the finish.

Body is medium, nice amount of carbonation, a little dry, and very drinkable.

Overall all this is another very good beer from this unique 12 pack. This is my 500th review.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2014 01:02:50 | More by SawDog505
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tclipse

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-28-2014 00:52:47 | More by tclipse
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ArmOnFire

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

07-28-2014 00:52:26 | More by ArmOnFire
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Vlaminck

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

07-28-2014 00:50:47 | More by Vlaminck
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mikepcarney

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

07-28-2014 00:47:04 | More by mikepcarney
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skaboom420

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

07-28-2014 00:43:48 | More by skaboom420
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

3.45/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz. can served in a shaker pint. Pours a dull amber with a slightly hazy clarity and a loose, 1/8th inch off-white head. Nose expresses toffee, spice and fruit (mango and guava?). Consistent with nose, but not a fan - guava jelly and a peppery character. Mouthfeel is light-medium with a carbonation just shy of lively and a slight stickiness; perhaps a bit thin. Overall - an interesting concept, but I'm not a fun.

Serving type: can

07-28-2014 00:28:47 | More by Jwale73
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Ultimate

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-27-2014 23:52:17 | More by Ultimate
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ohiobeer29

Ohio

3/5  rDev -21.7%

07-27-2014 23:40:19 | More by ohiobeer29
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HattedClassic

Virginia

3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a flute glass like a boss. The beer pours a pretty fluffy off white head that takes a long time to dissipate and leaves a lot of lacing on the glass. The beer itself is a clear light brown color with very dark orange notes to the point where it looks pretty brown. The smell is a combination of caramel sweetness with bready yeast smell. The smell also has some very light hop notes and tiny bit of alcohol but not much to make a difference. The beer taste is similar to the smell. The taste has the same sweetness and bread taste to it but the hops are much stronger and more tropical fruit. Although, at times, the tropical can be a little too sweet. However, the combination of the notes is fairly unique. The mouthfeel is a bit sticky at the end, but is overall smooth and medium bodied with biting carbonation. Overall, a pretty good collaboration, but it did not do much for me. However, I do recommend getting it.

Serving type: can

07-27-2014 23:38:03 | More by HattedClassic
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soze47

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-27-2014 23:14:31 | More by soze47
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SFC21

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

07-27-2014 23:12:37 | More by SFC21
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CreekyJarls

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-27-2014 23:06:14 | More by CreekyJarls
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snaotheus

Washington

3.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into a tulip. Packaged 06/04/14.

Pours clear, slightly coppery, medium head with pretty good retention, lots of fine slow carbonation. Smell is slightly yeasty, slightly caramelly, slightly fruity.

Taste is caramel, slight toastiness, some fruit. A little bread. A little dishwatery.

Mouthfeel is full, slightly sticky. Overall, it's not bad. I don't get much of the fruit out of it.

Serving type: can

07-27-2014 22:29:36 | More by snaotheus
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Yonder Bock - Collaboration With Cigar City Brewing from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 410 ratings.