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Sierra Nevada / Cigar City Beer Camp Yonder Bock

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RATINGS: 407   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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2014 Beer Camp Across America Release.

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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (3095) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2015
Aroma is sugary and malty with some overtones of ripe, fleshy fruits. Orange color with a slight chill haze and a dense head of beige-colored foam. Caramel and toasted grain flavor with over-ripen pineapple and sweet citrus. Medium-full body, smooth and creamy texture, slightly chewy. This is a good beer, but I was really hoping for more of the tropical fruit to come through. Maybe it’s just getting a bit too old at this point since it was brewed back in May 2014? Drinks a bit thick and too heavy; the alcohol doesn’t hide quietly in the background.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (3510) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 26, 2015
This was shared tasting with Strykzone oh Facebook Chat. Poured an orange amber with a big beige head and excellent retention. Light lacing. Nose of mango and pineapple. Medium body. Flavor is malty with mango and pineapple. Other flavors in there too. Can not identify. Finish is dry and bitter citrus. Quite drinkable but the odd flavors distract.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9064) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2015
Tasty but I’m not a big bock fan, particularly at these high abv. Yes tropical fruit. Medium mouthfeel, pleasant aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Johnsense (881) - - JAN 5, 2015
Amber pour, big head. Extremely malt forward in both aroma and taste. Only the slightest hints of tropical fruits peeking through. Medium body. Either the bit of age this has on it did it no favours or the brewers involved went full on malt. Much prefer the rye boc they did with oskar blues.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Nice amber/kool-aid orange, with a thick beige head. Aroma is mainly maltly, not a ton of fruit outside of the mango. Taste is similar to the aroma, pretty malty with dried fruit, and apricot lingering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
penstemon (168) - - JAN 2, 2015
Pours copper with a finger of off-white head. Aroma is bready, nutty, toffee, and fruit. Taste is malty up front, toffee and bread, then raspberry, candied tropical fruits, a bit of citrus, and booze. Low bitterness. The "fancy" hops in this beer have a hard time shining past the malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SSSteve (3863) - - JAN 1, 2015
tap. hazy amber with a small head. fruity, sweet, malty aroma with light fruit esters. flavor is malty and very fruity with apple, pear, floral and tropical guava fruits. medium full body. really nice beer. one of the best light colored bocks i can remember in a long time!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (7051) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Draft. Rich amber beer with a cream head. Light sweet malt aroma with light fruitiness. Malt and light honey flavor with light fruitiness and light earthiness.. Medium bodied. Malt and light honey linger with light fruitiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Sampled on 12/25/2014. This heller bock pours a deep amber color from a 12oz can. Medium sized white foamy head with decent retention and nice lacing. The aroma is fruity and sweet, tropical (mango, pineapple and coconut?) and bready. A medium bodied heller bock. The malts are caramel, fruity and sweet. The hops are herbal. Decent carbonation. Lots of flavors going on here, tropical, melon and bready. Interesting beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hackobock (1793) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2014
December 20m 2014. Can at home, canned may 4, 2014.
Clear amber with a creamy dense white head. Aroma is sweet malty with raisin and fruity notes, apple and some tropical fruits. Taste is medium sweet fruitcake notes, sweet malty and dried fruits, with a very light bitterness. Medium bodied, small bubble carbonation.

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