Yonder Bock - Collaboration With Cigar City Brewing - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by scottfrie:
3.44/5 rDev -8.8%
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.
07-18-2014 01:06:30 | More by scottfrie
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3.75/5 rDev -0.5%
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.
07-19-2014 11:53:11 | More by oberon
4.11/5 rDev +9%
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.
Halfway through beer camp, and this has been my favorite.
07-23-2014 22:03:55 | More by lordofthewiens
3.9/5 rDev +3.4%
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.
07-31-2014 04:53:13 | More by Beaver13
4.11/5 rDev +9%
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.
07-21-2014 04:06:53 | More by bsp77
3.85/5 rDev +2.1%
Can poured into a tulip
A - It pours a deep amber color with a 1 finger head with good retention and decent lacing. Clear with no legs.
S - Unique smell. I get the malt profile of a bock with the super sweet base but there is a nice fruityness to the hops. I think calling it a tropical maibock is appropriate. Apples, lemon, and grapefruit in the nose.
T - Flavor. Overload. Follows the nose. Very cool how the bock malt profile melds so well with the almost IPA-like hop profile. It's funky but it works. I think the most forward flavor I get would be sweet apples. A little lemon tartness. Mildly bitter grapefruit. Very unique.
M - Like all the BCAM beers I've had so far, the finish is super clean. Mild bitterness.
O - Very different but it works. The alcohol is non-existent and I could drink a few of these.
07-27-2014 22:24:32 | More by PSU_Mike
4.16/5 rDev +10.3%
On tap at the Happy Gnome in St. Paul, MN. 6 oz. serving as part of a flight.
Appearance: Color is a deep amber orange. Moderate bubbles and a small off white head.
Smell: A fruity, grainy, and fairly sweet aroma with hints of citrus, caramel, and biscuit. Toasted malt with bready hints of biscuit, grains, caramel, toffee, cracker, and yeast. Scent of citrus fruit with hints of orange, pineapple, and lemon. Also some earthy hop hints with some light grass. A pretty solid balanced aroma.
Taste: Like the smell previews, a balanced fruity, grainy, and sweet taste with notes of biscuit, citrus, and caramel. Upfront toasted malt with bready notes of grains, biscuit, caramel, toffee, cracker, and yeast. Fruity taste of citrus with notes of pineapple, orange, and lemon zest. Subtle background notes of grassy hops. A solid balanced taste.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, juicy, and very smooth.
Overall: A pretty solid twist on a Bock. Nice kick of citrus comes out from the Bock malt notes.
08-13-2014 07:35:36 | More by MattyG85
Yonder Bock - Collaboration With Cigar City Brewing from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 978 ratings.