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Belgian Style Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Belgian Style YetiBelgian Style Yeti

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845 Ratings
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Ratings: 845
Reviews: 295
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 38
Gots: 134 | FT: 7
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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District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

01-04-2014 01:41:17 | More by scottDC
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

01-01-2014 06:10:39 | More by Lucnifter
Photo of ssarah


4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Small light brown head. Opaque body with a deep brown, almost black color.

S: Rich and full smell. Coffee and chocolate smells predominate with a sweet and inviting aroma. The smell is the most interesting part of this beer- it's strong and intriguing!

T: Malty, rich and flavor-packed- surprisingly sweet and smooth. Notes of rum and raisins.

M: Low to medium carbonation. Finishes with mild tartness and the rum flavor lingers for a while after each sip. Fairly thick texture.

O: Impressive and interesting beer! The Belgian yeast gives this stout a sweet and raisiny taste while maintaining its malty and chocolate characteristics from the original Yeti Imperial Stout recipe.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2014 05:23:57 | More by ssarah
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New York

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

12-30-2013 18:18:37 | More by eklie
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-28-2013 20:44:17 | More by BMart
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

12-22-2013 18:55:14 | More by sneezye
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-21-2013 02:40:10 | More by dailyminefield
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

12-19-2013 15:07:16 | More by ryan604
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-17-2013 23:40:46 | More by King_KongDCO93
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

12-04-2013 14:53:19 | More by MSandahl23
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New Hampshire

4.53/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Everything about this brew is BIG!

Thick, and dark liquid, under a massive thick and tan colored foamy cover. Heavy stuff.

The nose has a creamy, deep chocolat-ish, coffee, and cocoa thickness with dried fruits, and a n earthy, hearty scented yeast kick.

A huge, full and smooth feel with heady amounts of complex malt flavors: dry chocolate, with the hops and yeast providing almost equally as intense amounts of dried, sweet fruits and earthy, dry yeast. Chunky feel with big flavor's, balance is great concidering just how big this brew is in scope. Staggering effects that make you sip, savor and ponder. The hops come over as sweet and also very bitter, dry and a bit overwhelming for me personally. Subtle flavors include: mocha, coffee, vanilla, grapefruit, dry chocolate and dark wheat.

Intense stuff, it's like two of my favorite style had a love Monster!

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2013 17:29:46 | More by GratefulBeerGuy
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

12-02-2013 04:55:40 | More by jrpapajcik
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3.36/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured black with brown hues around the edges. Very little head or lacing.
S - Chocolate, something funky (maybe this is the yeast), booze, licorice, coffee.
T - Funk, syrupy sweetness and chocolate. Dark fruits, a touch of coffee, and booze.
M - Medium with little carbonation. Dry finish.
O- I was expecting more from this than was there. The funky smell and taste just didn't do it for me.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2013 15:42:27 | More by tmm313
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-28-2013 19:35:00 | More by stogirelli
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Rhode Island

4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

(Bottled on 6-20-11) Drank on 11-27-13

A black, opaque pour with a thin brown head. So it looks like a standard issue imperial stout.

It has a stronger aroma that other imperial stouts I've had recently, but it doesn't really have that Belgian scent one might expect to pick up on.

Okay, this beer tastes like a good imperial stout...but I'm not getting the Belgian vibe from it. I don't know if it being 2 1/2 years old has mellowed out the flavors imparted by the yeasts or if they're just too mild for me to pick up in the face of what is a 9.5% ABV Imperial Stout.

The beer has a strange combination of high carbonation and a certain chalkiness that lies just beneath the surface.

Overall, a good, but not amazing, imperial stout. Don't expect much deviation from the mean.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2013 20:16:47 | More by DrinkNewport
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Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

11-24-2013 23:50:30 | More by hopsolutely
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

11-23-2013 20:01:36 | More by jaydoc
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4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Great Divide Brewing Belgian Style Yeti

Appearance: dark brown, small head, and good lacing.

Smell: yeast, cocoa, and a malty grain.

Taste: chewy chocolate bar, some hops, light grain, and very light cocoa.

Mouthfeel: medium and smooth.

This is a pretty good brew. The flavors are nice and not overly powerful. This is extremely drinkable and smooth. It reminds me of the Great Divide 17th Anniversary but with less complexity.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2013 07:24:48 | More by megahurts4
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New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

11-22-2013 01:13:17 | More by beav19
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4.26/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance- Pours up very little head and has just as little retention. The head is a dark beige with hints of burnt umber while the body is an opaque, dark chocolate brown. Leaves no real lacing but this beer has seen some age.

Nose- Fascinating. I've never gotten so many fruity esters from a stout before- the glass is dominated by them. Cherries, plums, hints of raisins, even a little bit of citrus (mostly orange but some lemon). I think I even caught a hint of some banana after it settled. The aroma from the bottle is more traditional and shows a good amount of chocolate and coffee with slight hints of vanilla, caramel, and toffee. But the fruity esters are the star of the show and even exhibit a bit of tartness. These begin to fade and the more traditional notes I described start to emerge from the glass.

Taste- Very reflective of the nose- I'm getting most of the non-traditional fruity aspects up front followed by the more traditional aspects which lead into the finish. Cherries, plums, and raisins are bright and the citrus aspects tend to get subsumed by the roasted malts (mostly coffee) which interrupt the middle. There is none of the phenolic character that you get from a lot of Belgian yeast and I certainly appreciate that. That is the main reason why I waited so long to purchase this beer; I only pulled the trigger when I learned that it was discontinued. I'm quite impressed by the presence and complexity that exists after almost a year and a half. Slight woodiness, maybe a touch of cloves but it is hard to distinguish from the coffee and short, rich chocolate of the finish. Without a doubt, a really good beer. The rounded sweetness of the front works beautifully with the muted bitterness and the roasted notes of the finish. Perhaps it is best that I waited this long as I would not have experienced it at this age. I am going to have to buy the last bottle I know of to see how it will develop even further. The balance and integration are amazing.

Mouthfeel- A little more than medium bodied with mild carbonation. Maybe a little too much but this is a mild complaint. Some velvet to the texture.

Drinkability- Very easy drinking. No heat. I wish there were more. Not as good as Espresso Yeti but it's probably my second for the series. 11.50 for a vintage bottle ain't bad either.

Overall- Really good- expresses some of the best of Belgium on the rock solid platform of Yeti. Much of the Yeti aspects have diminished but the yeast has taken over to fill in. If you see a left over bottle, buy it. Even if you don't like it, do it for someone else. I'm happy I did.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2013 04:22:36 | More by artoolemomo
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4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-black with a large brown head that leaves a nice lace
S-strong roasted malt smell
T-strong roast malt with a great hop bitterness in the aftertaste that fades into a nice chocolate finish
M-very creamy with high carbonation
O-great Russian Imperial. I was lucky to find a case. Hope to enjoy the rest zin the near future
22oz -July 8, 2012

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2013 03:56:18 | More by a0lbudman
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-12-2013 21:02:20 | More by strangebrew1981
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New York

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-10-2013 03:56:09 | More by IndyDad
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4.55/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled June 6th, 2012.

Pours out black with ruby edges. Thin mocha head. Smells of chocolate and coffee with a touch of buttery caramel. Faint Belgian yeast clove. I pick up some earthy hops as well. The flavor: wow. Lots of chocolate and buttery toffee up front. The roastiness come out a bit more in the middle along with some bitterness from the roast and hops. Belgian yeast is more prevalent in the aftertaste as a vapor in the mouth of esters. This is kind of like drinking a heath bar. Full of flavor, but it restrains itself from beating you over the head. A bit sweet overall. Mouthfeel is not as heavy as you would think, which is a good thing, and the carbonation is so smooth and creamy. Excellent version of Yeti, which is sadly retired.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2013 01:06:12 | More by goochpunch
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

11-03-2013 14:40:51 | More by grumpygerman
Belgian Style Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 845 ratings.