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Belgian Style Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company

Belgian Style YetiBelgian Style Yeti

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Ratings: 825
Reviews: 292
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.51%


Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DenverLogan on 06-19-2011)
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

01-02-2013 14:42:34 | More by mjohnson17
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04-16-2014 14:15:45 | More by pisano
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04-12-2014 23:06:07 | More by Corburk
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

03-22-2014 14:28:04 | More by spw109
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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Morey

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%

03-11-2014 16:22:40 | More by Morey
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RickS95

Indiana

4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is an extremely dark beer. If there is any brown on the edges surrounding the dark black liquid, it's a very dark brown. An eight ball in a glass. The head is a light to medium brown but it's very thin and doesn't last long. Eventually you're left with just a few bubbles sitting atop a really dark murky beer.

Strange scents waft from the snifter. The roasty grains and bittersweet chocolate you expect, plus a shot of dark fruits from the Belgian yeast. Kind of weird in that it smells like fruity coffee. Not a bad smell, just a merging of two different styles that I'm not used to.

All that craziness in a bottle provides a more typical, and dare I say better, taste than it does for the nose. Whereas the ingredients were struggling for attention in the nose, they put aside their differences on the tongue. Light expresso flavor topped with ripe sweetness from the fruits.

The palate finds this very acceptable. It comes across as more sweet than smokey and that pairs well with the fruit yeast. Also, it's not as heavy as you might imagine. The high alcohol never brings much heat, but it's there, mostly in the finish. Faint hoppy bitterness, again in the finish.

It's kind of an odd pairing, a Yeti that's packing a fruity punch, but when all is said and done, it's a really good beer providing complexity and something that's very easy to sip.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2014 03:40:29 | More by RickS95
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instinct2

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

03-02-2014 04:34:44 | More by instinct2
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crowbar540

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

02-23-2014 02:53:07 | More by crowbar540
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seangibbs60

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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OKCNittany

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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gcamparone

Rhode Island

4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a Yeti tulip glass. Purchased in Attleboro, MA. Bottled in June 2011, sat for nearly 3 years on the shelves (or in the stock room?)

A- Pours a deep brown, nearly black opaque body with a decent sized, 3 finger mocha colored head that reduces slowly, leaving some lacing.

S- Very inviting on the nose.. strong vanilla, butterscotch, molasses, caramel, some milk chocolate and coffee.

T- Upfront I get cocoa powder, sweet molasses, french vanilla, toffee. The finish is delightful with a strong roasty character that I really like in imperial stouts.. like charred malt or heavily roasted coffee that sits on the palette for a while.

M- Low carbonation and pretty rich, not as rich and thick as the other variations of Yeti I've tried. Maybe it lost some body over the years.

As with the other Yeti's I've tried, I was impressed with this variation. The only complaint I have and the reason I give it a 4.0 overall is that I really didn't get much Belgian character, as advertised in the title. I tasted like an excellent imperial stout, but the Belgian yeast really didn't add much.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2014 02:51:28 | More by gcamparone
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Grinky

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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greyghost86

Delaware

4.59/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Grabbed this by whim when wondering around looking for something on a cold winter night. Guy behind the counter said it was retired and this was the last bottle they had. Bottle had a bottled on date of June 8, 2012.

Appearance: Nice almost black pour with a slight head that slowly evaporated leaving a brownish lacing on the glass.

Smell: A dark roasted cocoa, slight molasses and a far off fruit smell, maybe plum, burnt malt. Not overwhelming that I expect from this style.

Taste: The burnt malt is the first thing to hit the tongue with the cocoa streaming in quickly. As it sits the flavor of coffee takes over with a bit of dark fruit. It finishes with a little spicy something and a touch of sweet molasses. Great taste. The alcohol is hidden very well.

Mouth feel: medium to full body with a slight carbonation. Thought it was going to have a thicker heavier feel.

Overall: Love this for just picking it up on a whim. I've had others in the Yeti series and this one definitely does it justice. I had a slight concern over the Belgium style thinking it might take over the taste, but didn't feel that at all. Shame it's retired, glad I got a bottle before it was gone!!!

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 01:30:24 | More by greyghost86
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BierJager89

California

4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Black as night with a brown head, that fades to a ring.

S: Nose has earthy, roasty malts and funky Beligan yeast notes.

T: Roasted malt and chocolate flavors are equally balanced by fruity esters typical of Belgian ale yeast. Weird, but still very good.

M: Full bodied and smoothish.

O: While I do like hoppy stouts, Belgian style stouts have yet to really impress me. This is a great beer though. If you can find it, try it.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2014 23:12:16 | More by BierJager89
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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01-26-2014 16:33:07 | More by TomG2751
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Bartos

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

01-20-2014 20:11:03 | More by Bartos
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Belgian Style Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
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