CANfusion: Rye Bock (Beer Camp Across America) | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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CANfusion: Rye Bock (Beer Camp Across America)CANfusion: Rye Bock (Beer Camp Across America)
BEER INFO

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

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our friends at Oskar Blues pioneered great beer in a can and, as mutual members of the canned craft club, this partnership was a perfect fit. CANfusion is a coming together—a fusion, if you will—of flavors from across the spectrum of brewing: spicy rye, tangy wheat and a bright citrusy hop aroma.

Oskar Blues is the granddaddy of canned craft beer. Like us, they have a fun-loving passion for the outdoors and bikes. It was a natural fit for them to adopt cans as a portable, durable way to tote their favorite beer on the trail, and in the process they paved the way for all other craft brewers to follow.

Added by raynmoon on 07-03-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,250
Reviews:
173
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
10.08%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
88
For Trade:
1
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Photo of macrosmatic
3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Reviewed from (very long-standing) notes. Consumed in late 2014. Poured from a 12 oz. can into a Fat Head's pint glass.

A: A mildly hazy bright copper, with average visible carbonation and a thin white head that fades quickly.

S: Lightly toasted bready malts and light resinous hops.

T: Biscuity malts and a mild rye spiciness up front. Resinous pine, citrus pith and grassy hops swell up on the back end and linger with a significant bitterness in the hang.

M: Average heft to the body, and a good amount of visible carbonation. The alcohol presence is well-hidden for the listed ABV.

O: Well, it's not at all what I expect in a bock beer. Nor anything that would have made me call it a lager at all. But it's a nicely hoppy, easy to drink beer that I enjoyed. Ratings are given as to my preference for a beer in general. I'd estimate ratings to style to be significantly lower.

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Photo of oline73
3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of GuyFawkes
4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Canned 6/3/14; drank 7/14/14 @ the Yarchives.

Poured from the can into a glass.

Clear orange/red hue.

Big cream-colored head; strong lace.

Mild citrus, wheat & fresh soap nose. Refreshing!

Medium thin mouthfeel.

Mild mango & fresh wheat flavor, with a mild hop bite flavor. So yes, "mild", but refreshing & easy to drink without being boring. Good.

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Photo of Giantspace
3.21/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Hazen
4.34/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stevoj
3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at PreFunk. Dark golden, creamy head, some rye sourness added to the Bock malts. Hints of a sour ale, very interesting. Complex, and delicious.

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Photo of AD17
3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sposter4
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vfgccp
3.91/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Briken
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MasterRigger
3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Kinger86
3.76/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CharlesK
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jpuetz
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Warren2621
3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ricoslim
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ovaltine
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jadler16
2.93/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

didn't enjoy this one very much

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Photo of chrisjws
4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SPLITGRIN
3.82/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours to a fluffy off white head that stands at an inch and a half. Body is a deep murky amber in tone. Nose is full of zesty rye spice. There is a bit of soft honey malt in the back side of the smell. The zesty feel really comes through on the palate with first sip. Bright fruit flavors are very evident. Cracker like flavors lay around on the tongue to create a graham cracker like feel. Overall a solid beer and one of my favorites from the Beer Camp Pack.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sierra Nevada/ Oskar Blue CANfusion Rye Bock, Beer Camp #7. 7.25 ABV. 45 IBU.

Can #2 from the Beer Camp box.

Appearance: clear, caramel/tan coloration, slim, white head.

Aroma: soft, lightly spicy, bread-y, malt-driven, and just on the sweet side.

Taste: all that from the nose is right here on the tongue. All that spicy rye malt character in a bock bier. Light-medium bodied, nice and clean. Sweetness prevails. Just enough, not too much…or is it? If I can tolerate it, it's probably too sweet for most other people.

CANfusion. It's in a can and it's a fusion. Of….? Rye and bock? SN and OB? Or is it CONfusing? No, it's not that…but, it's clearly not a CANtender for top entrant in the Best of Beer Camp.

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Photo of Oidmoe
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of devin305
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SkyyNapalm
3.87/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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CANfusion: Rye Bock (Beer Camp Across America) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.77 out of 5 based on 1,250 ratings.
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