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

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Yonder Bock: Tropical Maibock (Beer Camp Across America)Yonder Bock: Tropical Maibock (Beer Camp Across America)
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Yonder Bock: Tropical Maibock (Beer Camp Across America)Yonder Bock: Tropical Maibock (Beer Camp Across America)

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by raynmoon on 07-03-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 1,290 |  Reviews: 195
Reviews by JednoPivoProsim:
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4.21/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 FL. OZ. can into a pint glass. PKGD 050414 in Chico.

Appearance: Pours a dark amber body with a decent off white head. Calm carbonation.

Smell: Classic Sierra Nevada malt aroma. Caramel with a significant boozy sweetness. Smells like a Torpedo IPA with a few months on it.

Taste: Sweet malt and slight alcohol. Tropical hops definitely play a secondary role to the dominant malts, as is true to the Maibock style.

Mouthfeel: Nice and thick, full mouthfeel. No strong aftertaste.

Overall: This is the beer I was most looking forward to in the 12 pack (besides the Torpedo Pilsner) and it is almost everything it is advertised - a tropical Maibock, although it is bordering on India Pale Lager territory. Maybe it's the association between the two brewers, but this tastes like a cross between Sierra Nevada Torpedo and Cigar City Jai Alai to me, which are two, at times, overly malty IPAs in my opinion. I like this, but if I had to change anything, I would like to see this brewed with paler malts and slightly less final alcohol by volume (and by taste).

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Photo of BWED
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

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Photo of oberon
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.92/5  rDev +4.5%

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3/5  rDev -20%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +20%

I was surprised how much I liked this beer. The fruit is very subdued and the overall impression is one of smoothness and great balance. The ABV heft is very well masked and it would seem that one could quaff this for a while; until it catches up with you! Had on draft at Hunger-n-Thirst in Lancaster and it is still there (as of 18 Sept). Highly recommend!

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.4/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of dankjohn
3.9/5  rDev +4%

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Yonder Bock: Tropical Maibock (Beer Camp Across America) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 1,290 ratings