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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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BA SCORE
87
very good

268 Ratings
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Ratings: 268
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 5
Gots: 42 | 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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Reviews by scottfrie:
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scottfrie

California

3.44/5  rDev -10.9%
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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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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07-24-2014 01:30:18 | More by Heavyb17
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Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-24-2014 00:54:16 | More by thomas2357
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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-24-2014 00:44:01 | More by Birdog
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Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-24-2014 00:41:34 | More by scott2269
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-24-2014 00:00:28 | More by dvmin98
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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

07-23-2014 23:09:52 | More by kaelingirl
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Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-23-2014 22:23:58 | More by warnerry
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lordofthewiens

Maine

4.11/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

Serving type: can

07-23-2014 22:03:55 | More by lordofthewiens
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-23-2014 21:53:00 | More by bigbeers84
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sagefool

North Carolina

3.38/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Got this as part of the Beer Camp box.

No trace of the rather high amount of alcohol for the style.

There's only a hint of the advertised fruits in this beer, or rather, their character on the edges. You do get a bit of guava, more than anything...but not much.

Overall, a very nice brew, and worth a sixer. Unfortunately, that's all she wrote for this beer, as it's a one-time offering...so I'll have to be satisfied with the can.

Definitely worth a try.

Serving type: can

07-23-2014 21:52:28 | More by sagefool
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OnryAndMean

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-23-2014 20:50:36 | More by OnryAndMean
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allengarvin

Texas

3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is a new brewery to me.

This pours out a dark copper-amber color with small, very white head atop it. Despite the talk about exotic hops on the label, I don't really get any but the faintest of hop aromas of of this. The nose offers a little caramel malt, but it's pretty faint. The flavor is better, at least: bitterness comes through clearly and cuts some of the sweetness of the malt, which is a little caramel, a little bready. I'm not getting a lot of hop flavor out of this either. It tastes like a generic bock you'd get at a generic brewpub. It's not bad per se, but not an interesting one.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2014 15:57:31 | More by allengarvin
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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-23-2014 15:49:46 | More by Chuffbomb
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Illinois

2/5  rDev -48.2%

07-23-2014 04:44:33 | More by jsh420
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SierraJosh

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-23-2014 03:41:49 | More by SierraJosh
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IrishGermanAmerican

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-23-2014 02:51:22 | More by IrishGermanAmerican
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TargaFlorio

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-23-2014 01:56:12 | More by TargaFlorio
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artoolemomo

Oregon

3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Pours up a good amount of head which has lackluster retention. The head is off-white with hints of beige and khaki while the body is a dark amber that shows as a medium to dark amber in the light. A few spots of lacing are left behind.

Nose- This is a little more subtle than some of the other Beer Camp beers. Light citrus, some orange, some lemon. A little bit of pineapple. Small hints of other tropical fruits. Developed malt that expresses caramel and a touch of honey. Not terribly complex and lacks some presence but still nice. Swirling shows more tropical fruits matched with pine and resin.

Taste- Starts off with citrus (orange and lemon) that moves into light touches of tropical fruits- pineapple, papaya, and guava. Touches of matchstick combined with pine and resin. Malt rises on the middle and shows a nice blend of caramel and honey which lasts until the finish. There is a slight woodiness on the finish. The aroma is very indicative of the flavor profile. Subtle with some complexity but this beer is more about balance and integration than anything else. Some spice on the finish- some pepper, a little bit of coriander. Pretty much a solid, good beer with a slight inclination toward being really good. Slight aftertaste of apple. Maybe a little bit of raisins.

Mouthfeel- A little more than light bodied with very light carbonation. Some smoothness or silkiness.

Drinkability- Very easygoing and while it may seem to lack complexity, it's more that this beer is rather subtle. No indication of the alcohol. If it were possible, I would repurchase this beer again.

Overall- Solid, good beer. Maybe even a little better. A nice take on the style. Definitely worth a try.

Serving type: can

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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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schoolboy

Ohio

4.01/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice beer! That's my summary! It pours very pretty light brown with a nice little head. It's nearly translucent. The aroma is slightly fruity, malty and sort of fresh. It's a nice smell, without much in the way of finishing hops smell.

The taste is a nice malty mix with just a hint of some kind of fruitiness. The aftertaste is a little more bitter, and it lingers nicely. The burp is almost boozy, which it shouldn't be, but it is totally pleasant.

This nice beer works. Too bad there is only one per box, but I did buy two boxes (but everything in them has been nicely done).

Serving type: can

07-23-2014 00:58:53 | More by schoolboy
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Yonder Bock - Collaboration With Cigar City Brewing from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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