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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
92
outstanding

882 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 882
Reviews: 297
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.49%
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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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of vfgccp
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

Photo of Dag48
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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1.5/5  rDev -63.4%

Photo of Jmitchell3
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of pisano
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Corburk
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of TonyJ815
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of WhatIsFear
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of spw109
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of Morey
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of RickS95
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of gcamparone
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of greyghost86
4.59/5  rDev +12%
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!!!

Photo of BierJager89
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

Belgian Style Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 882 ratings.