Yvan the Great is a Belgian-style blonde made through a collaboration of Sierra Nevada Brewing and Russian River Brewing.
Golden yellow color with very little foam and low carbonation. Floral saison yeastiness on the nose. It’s bone dry with resinous, citrus and spice hops notes. The distinctive Belgian farmhouse yeast gives it a bit of a saison character. It has a lot of hops at 50 IBU and 6.3 ABV.
It’s not like any Belgian blondes I’ve had. Call it a West Coast Belgian-inspired blonde. Either way you’ll love it.