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RATINGS: 425   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
2014 Beer Camp Across America Release.

As longtime friends, Russian River brewmaster Vinnie Cilurzo and our own Brian Grossman are no strangers to brewing experiments. While looking for inspiration for this collaboration, Vinnie and Brian decided to honor the creations of legendary Belgian brewer Yvan De Baets with their own hop-forward American-Belgian mash-up.

From complex Belgian-inspired styles to American wild ales and hoppy Double IPA’s, Russian River always pushes boundaries while respecting technique and quality. Co-owners Vinnie and Natalie Cilurzo are longtime friends of Sierra Nevada and they always have a six-pack of Pale Ale in their fridge at home.

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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle from Beer Camp Mixed Pack. Pours a clear yellow with orange highlights and a white head. Nose is sweet light malts, mild dust, some sugar, some lemon, and mild grapefruit. Flavor starts sweet and estery, goes to lemon and sweet malt, then slight dust and pepper, then finishes with grapefruit hops. Light in body and a nice ale overall.


3.1
Lubiere (13992) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2017
A hazed blonde ale with a thick frothy lacing white head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with light banana esters, candy sugar, light cloves, pleasant. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity malt with light banana esters, light cloves, light chalky notes, faint oxidation, not bad but past its prime.

2.7
MrOrla (3411) - Odense C, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2017
Tap. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of tobacco, licorice, fruity, malty sweet, spice. Taste is heavy licorice, fruity, light bitter.

3.8
GarrettB (1607) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 6, 2016
August 4th, 2014 - I return from the canned Beer Camp back to the bottles, for the bright, banana colored Yvan the Great. That chipper, bright color might be an artifact of the lighting, but it is bright and cheerful, and a hue of color that humans seem to abandon after adolescence. The aroma, oddly, also has a lot of banana scents in it, but is made a little more serious by a puff of wheat. The bottle claims this is a Belgian style blonde, but the aroma has much in common with a Hefeweizen, down to a touch of butter and light pear notes, likely lent by the Belgian yeast. The palate is sudsy, soft and light, and ends long, low and dry. Touches of white grape juice and herbal touches (sage or tarragon in this garden) lace the whole flavor all the way to the back of the aftertaste, delivering a nice, dry taste in contrast to a fruitier aroma.

3.6
juiceisloose (1496) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2016
12 oz bottle from the Beer Camp series. Pours a hazy golden color and topped by a thick head of off white foam that slowly settles to a thin film and leaves patches of lace on the glass. The aroma shows notes of toasted bread, pale grains, crisp wheat, some bright citrus, and some grassy and floral hop bitterness. The flavor follows with the toasted bread, crisp grains, cereal malts, pepper spice, citrus fruit, and grassy hop bitterness on the back end. Medium bodied and smooth with balanced carbonation that leads to a crisp, clean, and bitter finish. Solid Belgian style ale.

3.8
kevinator (2268) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2016
This was really good. Strong citrus, hoppy and yeast aromas. Light yellow color with a big foamy head. Like merengue. Light weight but full in the mouth. A mix of golden ale and witbier with a definite hoppy twist. Citrus and spice with a Belgian finish.

3.7
jgb9348 (6326) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2015
Crisp, very hazy golden coloured body with a ridiculously large light yellow/tan head and some straw coloured glow on the body. Aroma of fresh yeast, coriander seed, curacao, honey, grain, lemons and a lot of herbs - very nice and fragrant. Medium-bodied; Assertive herbal spiciness up front with a big yeast and coriander seed kick and a good deal of honey and floral notes on the finish. Aftertaste shows a touch of hops with some light grain and a little yeast, but mostly dry and herbaceous with no sweetness at all. Overall, a good and dry saison with a nice robust kick and a peppery finish at the end - good to sample and this should really be re-categorised to a saison. I sampled this stubby twelve ounce bottle purchased from Harris Teeter in Arlington (Pentagon Row), Virginia on 30-July-2014 for US$22,00 for the twelve pack, sampled at home in Washington on 29-September-2015.

3.2
VastActiv (7242) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2015
Bottle 0.355l at home, Vantaa. Enjoeyed straight from the bottle. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, Belgian yeast, lemon, some tropical fruits and malts. Too carbonated and fizzy.

3.6
madmitch76 (25009) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2015
3rd August 2015
Bottleshare at Leighton’s Stratoflat. Thanks to Leighton. Lightly hazy.pale gold beer. Big fluffy white head. Palate is light with a champagne like crispness. Mild grape and floral bitterness. Nice light tropical fruits. Light bitter finish. Sharp bitter linger. Interesting and drinkable.

3.4
The_Osprey (8216) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2015
Bottle share, thanks to Leighton! Hazy yellow, sparkling, big foamy white head, light lacing. Aroma is soft with lemon, flowers, grass, straw. Body is medium, soft carbonation, a little foamy. Taste is water, lemon, earthy with a light bitterness. Alright overall. Easy going.

3.8
mR_fr0g (12579) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2015
Bottle shared at Leighton’s place. Many thanks to Leighton. Light hazed yellow / straw coloured of frothy white head. Aroma is peach, apricot, like wheat, fresh, tangy. Flavour is composed of white peach, apricot, light Weise, light phenol, Belgian yeast. Palate is airy refreshing carbonation, semi dry in the finish. Really tasty.


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