RATINGS: 428   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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 Tampas cigar making roots. Only five years old, this brewery deserves the fast praise thats come its way.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beersighted (134) - - JUL 23, 2014
Sweet and spicey like a bock, but distinctly fruity. Easy drinker and flavorful. Liked the use of experimental and rare hops. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarrettB (1563) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 28, 2016
July 31st, 2014 - The second line in the grid of my lovely Summer Camp beer box belongs to the Yonder Bock, brewed in collaboration with Cigar City. After exiting the can, it burns with a fiery, ember red, as if fuming to be removed from its metallic place of rest. The smell is crowded with tropical fruit flavors, including pineapples, mangos and papayas. And as if rounding out the mid-century American treatment of these fruits, there is a tiny cherry note in there too, delicately placed on top of the pile of exotic, acidic sweets. The body is solid, easy to tackle, and the flavor begins light and sweet, the maraschino cherry with an introductory trumpet of bright, syrupy sugar. Then mango flavors ease in, before cutting off suddenly, leaving a pale fruit juice flavor that ebbs long into the aftertaste. Theres a lot of the South Pacific here, and I adore it - the beer for tiki-philes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
juiceisloose (1390) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2016
12 oz can from Beer Camp series 2014. Pours a deep copper orange color and topped by a small off white head of foam that slowly settles to a thin film and leaves scant patches of lace on the glass. The aroma shows notes of tropical fruit with mango, pineapple, and other ripe fruit to go with a sweet malt base of toasted caramel, bread, and toffee. Just a touch of citrus hop bitterness provides balance. The flavor follows and is quite sweet with the fusion of sweet caramel and toffee malts to go with the ripe tropical fruits of mango and pineapple. Some mild citrus hop bitterness tries to offer balance on the back side. Medium bodied and slick on the mouthfeel with balanced carbonation that leads to a sweet and fruity finish with some trace heat from alcohol left behind. Nice mash up of flavors but ultimately ends up too sweet for my liking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevinator (2171) - The Colony, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2015
Nice aroma and flavor of tropical fruit with a floral and piney bitterness. Nice copper color with a medium-weight palate and strong carbonation. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VastActiv (6475) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2015
Can 0.355l at home. Enjoyed straright from the can. Aromas and flavours: Harshness, caramel, nuts, some fruits, chocolate, sweetness and malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACHops (1550) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2015
12 oz can served in a pint glass. Pours darkish amber with medium slightly creamy white head. Aroma is boozy sweet caramel malt, with a decidedly crisp herbal, floral note on the back. Taste is rich lightly sweet caramel malt, again the potency of the malt is easily evident. Clean juicy floral notes on the back balance nicely. I know blocks are pretty minimal on the hops, but would work so well with the malt and everything else here. Pretty sure these tropical notes are not common in a bock, but a great twist on the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Two great brewers come together for a new take on a style, yes please. Pour is an burnt orange with a off white frothy head. Bigger alcohol masks the traditional light heller style and it has a bit of a punch that i enjoy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Naka (719) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Pours amber brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is malty with dried fruit. Flavor is slightly syrupy sweet with a nice bitter finish. Rich body with a nice fizz.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7510) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2015
Sampled from a 12 oz can this beer poured a dark caramel-orange color with a medium sized creamy-fluffy orange-white head that left decent lacing. The aroma was tropical fruits - pineapple, mayo and papaya - with sweet sugar. The flavor was sweet and tangy with almost tobacco followed by tropical fruits and sugar. Medium length pineapple and mango finish. Moderately full bodied. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alkolord (526) - - APR 25, 2015
Golden Kupfer im Glas, klar, kein Schaum, süßlich in der Nase, Alkohol, getrocknete Früchte, Sherry, relativ leicht, süßlich fruchtig, nicht so alkoholisch im Geschmack

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
reberiii (498) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2015
Ok, Im a little shocked, but I didnt really dig this. Maybe the can was too old, or maybe I wasnt really expecting the right thing from a bock, but it ended up being a mish mash of malty sweet with pungent hops. And, the hops...they were wonderful, but I didnt like it with the sweet, sweet malt. I admire the exploration of style, though.

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