The Location: Residential neighborhood, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
The Date: Thursday, July 17th
The Time: 8:15pm, Eastern Daylight Time
The Weather: 81 degrees, soft breeze blowing
The Scene: Backyard beer drinking
The Music: Mandolin Rain, Josh Kelley
The Beer: Sierra Nevada / Cigar City Yonder Tropical Maibock, Sierra Nevada / Cigar City Collaboration (7.70% ABV)
The Review: Yonder Bock poured a deep copper penny color with the whitest of white, fluffy heads; considerable lacing developed on the glass surface as the head receded. The smell was mild and bready, with the faintest hint of tropical fruit scents. The beer's taste was malt-forward, succeeded by tropical fruit favors including pineapple and guava, and followed by the drying effect of a well-hopped beer. Yonder bock has a medium mouthfeel, and is well carbonated and tingly on the tongue.
The Feel: Summer evenings are tailor made for relaxing, and this beer more than fits the bill.