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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Bock - Maibock
3.78 | pDev: 10.58%
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
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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Jadjunk from Georgia

3.64/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

"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)

Feb 26, 2015
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BWED from Colorado

3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can poured into a craft tumbler

A- Chestnut with some ruby hues. Tan two finger head has good retention.

S- Sweet malt tones. Caramel and molasses. Tropical notes as well. Pineapple and mango.

T- A little different from the nose. Subdued tropical notes up front. Sweet malt comes at the end, a little bit of fruit juice.

M- Medium full body. Carbonation gives a little bite. Finishes a little dry, almost spicy.

O- Another good hybrid style. Malt bill is bock, but the hop profile is definitely an IPA. A juicy tropical one. This blends well.

Oct 08, 2014
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lpotter from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Jul 30, 2014
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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
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BanditoJunkie from New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Feb 08, 2015
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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2.9/5  rDev -23.3%

On tap at Bx Beer Depot. Served in a taster.

Appearance - Deep orange. Small white head. Settles to nothing.

Smell - Really doesn't smell like much. Some caramel malt with a light floral character.

Taste - Still not exciting. Caramel and some grapefruit. A touch of stone fruit. Almost no bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, but tastes sweet because there's almost no hop balance.

Overall - Blah.

Aug 15, 2014
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Jimmys from Pennsylvania

3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz can. packaged on 050414.

A: pours very clear, but a little on the deeper side of blond/orange for a maibock.

S: smells very sweet and tropical. almost like fruit punch.

D: drinks very sweet to start. body is rich and full of good malt flavor. good citrus punch. bitterness is low to moderate. a little boozy, but not out of the ordinary for the style.

M: moderate to low carb on a full body.

D: a very unique bock beer. good hop flavor. lots of tropical notes with a big bock body. im happy to say this is the first time I have had a beer like this.

Aug 09, 2014
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chrisbues from Ohio

4.18/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Beautiful golden amber.

S - Fruity, floral notes.

T - Malty, with a hop/fruit middle. Alcohol/bitter finish.

M - Medium bodied, smooth. Dry aftertaste.

I really enjoyed this. I'm a big fan of Helles Bocks, and this is a very interesting take on the style. Wish there were than one of these in the 12-pack.

Jul 19, 2014
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Yonder Bock: Tropical Maibock (Beer Camp Across America) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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