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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

858 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 858
Reviews: 296
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 39
Gots: 139 | 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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BierJager89

California

4.21/5  rDev +2.9%

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.

02-04-2014 23:12:16 | More by BierJager89
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ricecracker420

California

4.5/5  rDev +10%

01-31-2014 05:40:07 | More by ricecracker420
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Justinlikesbeer

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

01-30-2014 00:33:58 | More by Justinlikesbeer
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jeff96gt

Indiana

4/5  rDev -2.2%

01-30-2014 00:33:41 | More by jeff96gt
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

01-27-2014 19:39:27 | More by dfhhead25
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TomG2751

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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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Griffith

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

01-18-2014 18:31:19 | More by Griffith
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +10%

01-14-2014 02:28:34 | More by mattmarka1
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.29/5  rDev +4.9%

Next up in my Yeti lineup that should have been drunk a while ago, but gotta love they they even date an imperial stout. I really hope this isn't way past it's prime since it looks like I won't be able to get it fresh again, but if it's not up to par I'll have to search out fresh when they maybe bring it back again. Bottled on 06/20/11, so more than 2.5 years old now.

The pour comes out velvety smooth looking, and forms a nice thick creamy 1/2 finger mocha black colored head that sticks around nicely, and leaves both a nice thick lacing and long legs as it eventually fades into the pit of abyss, and by that I mean super pitch black colored, not light making it through.

Nose is interesting and unique, it has notes of the original Yeti series beers, but it's own interesting twist. Starting with the norm, dark malts, black despair malt that sucks the blood of everything light, cocoa and roast of the beast, caramel and fluffy nougat of the hair of a yeti of course, hints of warming booze aroma, all right on with typical Yeti. Then the interesting twist, a strange biscuity slight phenolic estery like thing, and an earthy forest floor like where the Yeti sleeps, with an interesting minerality.

Taste brings more of the malts of the night, stalking me in my sleep it seems, super dark, typical of the Yeti that damn stalker! dark super malts, with roast and black malts, toasty and grainy as well, with a mild cocoa and super dark bitter chocolate. Then caramel and fluffy nougat trying to entice the picnic basket dwellers with their beers and food. Mild earthy hop character too, fluffy hop as well, with mild grassy spicy flavors. But different than normal Yeti, his Belgian cousin brings the earthy biscuit again, with a little grainy raw barley character like the Yeti caught it before the mash finished, and some mild phenols with the booze that warms and slightly tingles, as well as that slight forest floor earthy mineral character, very light. Oh and it brings quite a bit of that essence of pure darkness, sucking the life from my tongue as it sits there tingling from the booze. The finish saturates the entire mouth and coats it with a big dark malt paste, thick almost molasses like with bit more caramel and fluffy nougat, as well as more cocoa, and dark dark black malts, touch of roast, and more bitterness, little booze and more of that earthiness.

Mouth is big heavy, spooky ghost of darkness like, thick and a bit fluffy and smooth, little chewy like, nice fluffy carb, and some warming slightly tingly booze that makes my tongue even shiver in fear.

Overall pretty nice, aside from allt eh Yeti and scary jokes, it was a good beer. Lots of the original yeti with dark malts, some cocoa, creamy thick chewy like, caramel and fluffy nougat with touch of roast, etc. This time an interesting twist that I guess could be Belgian, some more earthy qualities with little minerality, that mild ester phenol profile that makes sense for a Belgian yeast, and little biscuity like that is also somewhat typical for the "Belgianization" I think. Still tasty.

01-13-2014 02:45:35 | More by jlindros
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NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

01-11-2014 10:30:58 | More by NonicPanic
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev -7.6%

Appearance: A jet black pour with just a modest head; lots of dots line the side of the glass

Smell: Dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, dark fruits and phenolic spice

Taste: Chocolate, coffee and a growing sense of dark fruit as we move toward the middle; plum and clove spice build, after the swallow, bringing a plum liqueur tone as we head toward the finish; boozy in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Surprisingly thin for an Imperial Stout, with moderate carbonation

Overall: Despite some misgivings I rather liked this beer and was glad to have been able to find a lonely last bottle sitting on the shelves nearly two years after the brew date

01-08-2014 02:06:12 | More by brentk56
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stephensinner

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

01-04-2014 06:53:10 | More by stephensinner
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scottDC

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

01-04-2014 01:41:17 | More by scottDC
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Lucnifter

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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

Colorado

4.11/5  rDev +0.5%

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.

01-01-2014 05:23:57 | More by ssarah
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eklie

New York

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

12-30-2013 18:18:37 | More by eklie
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-28-2013 20:44:17 | More by BMart
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sneezye

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-21-2013 02:40:10 | More by dailyminefield
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ryan604

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

12-19-2013 15:07:16 | More by ryan604
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King_KongDCO93

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-17-2013 23:40:46 | More by King_KongDCO93
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MSandahl23

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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

New Hampshire

4.53/5  rDev +10.8%

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!

12-02-2013 17:29:46 | More by GratefulBeerGuy
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jrpapajcik

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10%

12-02-2013 04:55:40 | More by jrpapajcik
Belgian Style Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
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