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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
THE BROS
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Ratings: 860
Reviews: 296
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 42
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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5/5  rDev +22.2%

TimBeaulieu, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of greyghost86
4.59/5  rDev +12.2%
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!!!

greyghost86, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of BierJager89
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

BierJager89, Feb 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

ricecracker420, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of Justinlikesbeer
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Justinlikesbeer, Jan 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

jeff96gt, Jan 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

dfhhead25, Jan 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

TomG2751, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of Bartos
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Bartos, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of Griffith
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Griffith, Jan 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

mattmarka1, Jan 14, 2014
Photo of jlindros
4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

jlindros, Jan 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

NonicPanic, Jan 11, 2014
Photo of brentk56
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

brentk56, Jan 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

stephensinner, Jan 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

scottDC, Jan 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Lucnifter, Jan 01, 2014
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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.

ssarah, Jan 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

eklie, Dec 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

BMart, Dec 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

sneezye, Dec 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

dailyminefield, Dec 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

ryan604, Dec 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

King_KongDCO93, Dec 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

MSandahl23, Dec 04, 2013
Belgian Style Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 860 ratings.