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Belgian Style Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Belgian Style YetiBelgian Style Yeti

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

860 Ratings
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Ratings: 860
Reviews: 296
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 41
Gots: 141 | 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  rDev -2.2%

Burkbom23, May 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Fitze, May 05, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

jadler16, May 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

Mikeluzzjr, May 02, 2014
Photo of vfgccp
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

June 2012 bottle. Opened May 2014.

A - Nice deep black-brown body. Touch of muddy ruby highlights. Light khaki head settles into a nice halo with ok lace.

S - Deep roasted malts, bread crust, graham crackers, molasses, walnuts, savory spice.

T - Smooth, deep roast. Graham cracker, burnt toast, buckwheat honey, toasted hazelnut, candied almonds, molasses, caramel, cola. Bitter char finish.

M - Smooth, medium frame.

O - A really nice imperial Belgian stout. Smooth and well balanced with a really nice flavor profile.

vfgccp, May 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Dag48, May 01, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle opnened on 2.20.14
Bottled On: Jun 06 2012

A - Pours a very dark brown with a fine, dark tan head with good retention and nice lacing left on the glass.

S - Belgian yeast, chocolate, malty.

T - Belgian yeast, very subtle and smooth coffee and chocolate.

D - Good carbonation with a medium body. Easy drinker, but chalky.

O - Ok, but I see why they dropped this verson. Average at best for the style.

HuskyinPDX, Apr 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

DustinSWB, Apr 22, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -63.3%

Fettpopps, Apr 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Jmitchell3, Apr 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

pisano, Apr 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Corburk, Apr 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

TonyJ815, Apr 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

WhatIsFear, Apr 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

spw109, Mar 22, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

afsdan, Mar 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

rawfish, Mar 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Morey, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of RickS95
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.

RickS95, Mar 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

instinct2, Mar 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

crowbar540, Feb 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

seangibbs60, Feb 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

OKCNittany, Feb 17, 2014
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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.

gcamparone, Feb 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Grinky, Feb 09, 2014
Belgian Style Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 860 ratings.