Sierra Nevada / Russian River “Yvan the Great” Belgian-Style Blonde: I’m always interested in trying what RR puts out. There’s still a few I’ve been wanting to try but haven’t had the opportunity, like Beatification and Frambois for a Cure. Picking up notes of lemongrass, bread and clove in the aroma. Plenty of Belgian yeast characteristics with echoes of banana. Flavor very similar to the aroma. Zesty on the palate with more fruity esters. Peppery. Floral. Front-loaded malt characteristics with a bitter, hoppy backend that lingers. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Lots of depth to this beer. Very palatable.