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Belgian Style Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company

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880 Ratings
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Ratings: 880
Reviews: 296
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 46
Gots: 142 | FT: 6
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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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

bacasnax, Apr 02, 2013
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4.38/5  rDev +6.8%

bcm75, Apr 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

TonyTalon, Apr 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Casey3236, Mar 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

DoomVM, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of buckyp
4/5  rDev -2.4%

buckyp, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of spicelab
3.23/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bomber shared with MrKennedy and danieelol, and courtesy of the former.

Jet black with a dark tan head, fairly thick set but only modest retention.

Coffee and nutty roasty character, stewed plums and chocolate brownie. Mellow Belgian yeaty edge.

Flavours are a bit one dimensional. Chocolate cake, cola, molassess and prunes.

Fairly thick and silky with lowish carbonation.

Definitely not one of the better Yeti variants but quite okay.

spicelab, Mar 22, 2013
Photo of danieelol
4/5  rDev -2.4%

danieelol, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of scruffwhor
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Bottled on 6-17-11.

Black in color. Pretty quick dark tan colored head. This recedes to nothing. Looks like an RIS with ore carbonation.

Dry roasted, somewhat burnt malt aroma with soft fruity, yeast undertones. Makes me think of Belgian beer/coffee/chocolate mix.

Dark chocolate and coffee with some yeasty dryness and an oily texture. Pretty unique palate for sure. Lots of dark roasted malts that make for classic Yeti RIS. Smooth, mellow finish, but maybe a little thin in body towards the end. Great warmth as the flavors and alcohol linger. Good sipper worth buying again.

scruffwhor, Mar 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

510a, Mar 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

jbaker67, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of looseteeth
3.1/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured semi-anxiously from a bottle dated 06/07/12 into a 12oz. snifter...giving way to a medium-body, a little less burly then anticipated. Pleasantly hearty lacing crowned with marginal Werthers Original foam. The nose is predominant with a slightly stale bready, sour white fruit essence though this could merely be Great Divide's 'special' Belgian yeast strain in full command. On the other end are deep, almost astringent notes of steamy espresso. Mouthfeel is medium after initial pour but as the brew adjusts to a higher temperate climate there is some gain in viscosity which I appreciate, while a lower carbonation value remains a steady constant. Upon consumption, there is low-level heat customary to a basic 9.5% abv centric to imperial stouts which is preceded by a duality of wide-awake coffee roasts and earthy, open-air, charred malts. Overall, I was a bit underwhelmed with this one. However, glad to know that I've tried it and imagine the other Yetis are significantly more palatable. I do applaud Great Divide for their adventurous spirit here but am not wholly convinced that this particular brew is one they can hang their hats upon. That being said, I will try this again if they continue to produce this line as I'm curious if the bottle I purchased may have been qualitatively compromised due to heavily halogen-lit and variable degrees of exposure within Lou's Liquors. In other news, I could have bought a goddamned 4-pk of insurmountable Founders Breakfast for the cost of this bomber. So it goes.

looseteeth, Mar 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

THECPJ, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of bobhits
3.16/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.25

Yeti with fruity esters, pear, apple, and just citrus notes. Just as dark and cream as the normal, but unlike the oaked versions this lacks. A bit beer with all the fun of the normal with a weird fruit cock tail left in it. Not really up to the Yetie standard.

bobhits, Mar 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

psuwakko, Mar 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

lupercmda, Mar 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

JeffSuttonTX, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of homebrew311
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance is the same as the rest of the yetis. Thick, black, and minimal head. Nose is deep and roasty with bakers chocolate, earthy hops, and a touch of Belgian yeast. Taste is a lot less roasty than the other variants with notes of bubblegum in the background. Mouthfeel feels a little lighter tha. The rest of the yetis, still thick and mellow carbonation. Overall, this is my least favorite variant of yeti, but still mighty tasty.

homebrew311, Mar 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Beermaine, Mar 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

dannyhead, Mar 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

beer64nut, Mar 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Caleb, Feb 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.8%

Kelp, Feb 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Andonato, Feb 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

--Dom--, Feb 24, 2013
Belgian Style Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 880 ratings.