Sierra Nevada / Russian River Beer Camp Yvan The Great

Sierra Nevada / Russian River Beer Camp Yvan The Great

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Brewed by Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

Chico, CA, United States

Style:  Belgian Ale

6.3% Alcohol by Volume

50 International Bittering Units

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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.

ID: 57564 Last updated 7 years ago Added to database 7 years ago

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Overall Rank22408
Overall Percentile52.8
Style Rank523 of 1079
Style Percentile51.5
Lowest Score2.7
Highest Score3.6
Average Score3.260
Weighted Score3.163
Standard Deviation0.365

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  • CYBERCAT 10143 reviews
    rated 3.4 5 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Comes out of the growler a clear yellow with a thick and frothy eggshell head. Aroma has fruity, malty and even hoppy notes, plus a hint of butterscotch. Fruity flavor has a pear and apple core, with some bitter woody hops and touches of butterscotch and sweet malt. Texture has average thickness and little fizz, but leaves a nice fruity and slightly hoppy finish. Maybe not great, but worth a fair shake.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 3.1 7 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    A clear golden colored beer with bubbles rising in the body. A three fingered frothy textured, white head rising above. There's some hang time in the head. But a thin ringlet left. Yeasty and candied. Addsome pepper and cardamom spiciness pulling ahead in the yasting. Light and effervescent.

  • BEAV 1788 reviews
    rated 2.7 7 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 4

    12 oz bottle. Pours clear straw yellow with a medium creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

    The aroma is banana bubblegum and spices with some earthiness.

    The flavor is sweet bready malts, banana, bubblegum and some spice (pepper, coriander). The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with creamy texture.

    Overall, I didn't really care for this one.

  • JABAH 1780 reviews
    rated 3.5 7 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    About typical for the style. Aroma of grass, wheat, yeast, with some citrus notes on the end. Slight sour to it. Has that Belgian feel from the beginning. Flavor is sort of like a farmhouse. Semi-cloudy pale yellow appearance. Good to try in this variety pack for the summer season, but not really my cup of tea.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.6 7 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Oddly not as overtly hoppy as the BPA collab w Allagash. Good nose, where the hops come out nicely as it warms. Otherwise a nice if somewhat pedestrain Belgian Blonde ale. Good, but so far my least favorite of the 5. I'm sure it won't be by the end.

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