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Belgian Style Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

890 Ratings
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Ratings: 890
Reviews: 299
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.27%
Wants: 47
Gots: 144 | 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:
Beer added by: DenverLogan on 06-19-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.39/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled June 17, 2011, reviewed May 14, 2014

Poured from a into a Boddingtons pint glass and a stemless wine glass. Pitch black in color, extremely opaque. Very thin tan with little retention. Probably due to it's age.

Smell is dark chocolate, cacao, booze and molasses

Taste is coffee up front, booze, caramel, belgian yeast, and then chocolate in the aftertaste. Kind of like someone spilled coffee over chocolate covered banana bread.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and syrupy at the end

Overall, extremely well done. Hides the ABV extremely well, and is nicely balanced.

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4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

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3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
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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4.01/5  rDev -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.

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Belgian Style Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 890 ratings.