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

Yonder Bock: Tropical Maibock (Beer Camp Across America)Yonder Bock: Tropical Maibock (Beer Camp Across America)
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From:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Style:
Bock - Maibock
ABV:
7.7%
Score:
85
Avg:
3.75 | pDev: 10.67%
Ratings:
1,290
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jan 03, 2018
Added:
Jul 03, 2014
Wants:
  10
Gots:
  108
SCORE
85
Very Good
Yonder Bock: Tropical Maibock (Beer Camp Across America)Yonder Bock: Tropical Maibock (Beer Camp Across America)
Notes: 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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3.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia on Jan 03, 2018
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3.59/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

I found it interesting that of the 12 pack, my favorite beers were the bocks, not the hoppy ones. Anyways, here pours a reddish, amber, light brown bock poured out the blue can.

Hops are noticeable in the aroma, more than any other bock I've had.

Munich malt is rich, but not "malty" if you get what I'm saying. Alcohol covered up nicely, was surprised to see the relative strength of this being that it didn't come through that much in the mouth feel. Its not traditional, has way more hops and sweetness than any traditional bock out there. Definitely has those tropical notes flowing in it. I liked it.

Apr 25, 2017
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3.97/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

Canned 6/4/14; drank 7/16/14 @ the Yarchives.

Poured from the can into a glass.

See-through grapefruit hue.

HUGE cream head (careful pouring); frothy lace.

Tropical fruit & mild caramel sweetness. I'm intrigued!

Medium thick mouthfeel.

A nice tropical fruit/caramel hybrid flavor is marred by pickle juice undertones. Close but no cigar (pun intended).

Nov 23, 2016
 
3.25 by oline73 from Maryland on Jul 24, 2016
 
2.75 by duceswild from Heard & McDonald Islands on Jul 22, 2016
 
3.18 by Hazen from Germany on Jun 11, 2016
 
3.75 by AD17 from New Jersey on Apr 20, 2016
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4.11/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by vfgccp from New York

May 4th 2014 can, opened Feb 7th 2016.

Aged incredibly well.

Feb 07, 2016
 
4 by MasterRigger from North Carolina on Dec 26, 2015
 
3.53 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania on Nov 03, 2015
 
4 by RichH55 from Illinois on Oct 30, 2015
 
4.04 by KingEdward from North Carolina on Oct 21, 2015
 
3.5 by jpuetz from South Dakota on Aug 05, 2015
 
3.87 by ricoslim from Florida on Jun 06, 2015
 
3.75 by GMorgan from Illinois on Jun 03, 2015
 
3.05 by Faxmesomehalibut from New Hampshire on Apr 28, 2015
 
3.97 by braican from Massachusetts on Apr 20, 2015
 
3.28 by NYR-Zuuuuc from Connecticut on Apr 01, 2015
 
3.78 by devin305 from District of Columbia on Mar 23, 2015
 
3.73 by imperialking from Illinois on Mar 23, 2015
 
3.77 by SkyyNapalm from Massachusetts on Mar 22, 2015
 
4 by nathanmiller from New York on Mar 17, 2015
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4.27/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by fx20736 from New York

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

Mar 14, 2015
 
3.28 by Hop_God from California on Mar 14, 2015
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3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by IowaBiertrinker from Iowa

May have been past its prime by a ways.

Mar 14, 2015
 
4.16 by Brewstradamus from West Virginia on Mar 10, 2015
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3.64/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Jadjunk from Georgia

"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

Feb 26, 2015
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4.37/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Mitchster from Michigan

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.

Feb 22, 2015
 
3.75 by willjschmidt from California on Feb 20, 2015
 
3.71 by italianstallion from Wisconsin on Feb 20, 2015
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4.41/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75
by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

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.

Feb 20, 2015
 
3.35 by oldsailor from Connecticut on Feb 14, 2015
 
3.8 by BanditoJunkie from New Jersey on Feb 08, 2015
 
3.48 by Matt73 from New York on Feb 04, 2015
 
4.05 by socon67 from New York on Feb 02, 2015
 
4 by jgeddis from New Jersey on Feb 02, 2015
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3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by hosehead83 from Ohio

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.

Feb 01, 2015
 
3.75 by Goldndomer from Pennsylvania on Jan 31, 2015
 
4.08 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado on Jan 29, 2015
 
3.84 by brewale4me from Pennsylvania on Jan 26, 2015
Yonder Bock: Tropical Maibock (Beer Camp Across America) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 1290 ratings