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Belgian Style Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company

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878 Ratings
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Ratings: 878
Reviews: 296
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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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Jstark5150, Jan 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

KarlSpackler, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of Vonerichs
3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark and deep brown, bordering black. Decent cappuccino colored head with spotty lacing.

Smells mostly of roasted coffee with a dash of chocolate. There's a tobacco earthy scent, kind of musty too.

The taste is loads of freshly brewed coffee, chocolate, cola,mand an earthy spice.

Creamy and viscous body. Moderate carbonation. Very smooth.

Another solid variation of Yeti, which is already a good beer on its own. I'd recommend seeking it out if you enjoy the other variations.

Vonerichs, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of BelgiumBill
4.63/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I paid $8.99 for a bomber of this at Total Wine.

Poured into a Guinness pint glass nearly black with deepest brown edge and a medium brown head that didn't linger too long but was a bit sticky throughout.

This is classic Imperial Stout all around. The nose was coffee, heavily roasted malts, hops.

The flavors were intense and big. Coffee dominated, hops evident from start to end of the long finish. Burnt elements, touch of smoke, some molasses sweetness. All well structured in an envelope of hops and nicely concealed 9.5% ABV. As it warmed to the lower/mid 50s, more chocolate and sweetness came out. Nice to see the flavors pleasantly evolve as it warmed.

Big, chewy, viscous in the mouth. Classic Imperial stout and then some. Not a great value at 9 bucks so I probably wont be having this every week but certainly worth a special occasion.

This is something you need to be prepared for. Don't pop the cap on this thinking this will accompany your meal or football watching. This will grab you by the shirt collar and slap you in the face to get your attention.

BelgiumBill, Jan 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.8%

hannydawg, Jan 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

brystmar, Jan 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Skye1024, Jan 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

usofar, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of KajII
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

[Best served in a Snifter]

The pour was a non-translucent espresso black with an average sized (1-2 finger) medium brown creamy head that was mostly diminishing but left behind enough residue to produce some really good spotty lacing.

The aroma was quit full with burnt and roasted bread malts, a mild herbal hop and a sweet leathery yeast with notes of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, molasses, licorice, dark fruit and a hint of spice.

The taste was boldly sweet and malty with notes of chocolate and molasses at first then took a turn towards the bitterer side with just a bit of hoppiness and notes of licorice, coffee, a touch of dark fruit and a slight alcohol tinge at the end. The flavor lasted a wonderfully long time after the swallow, letting one enjoy the sweet, fruity, coffee flavor that was left lying on the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was extremely full in body with a dry, syrupy texture and a prickly carbonation.

Overall a very complex beer that had a bunch of things working all at the same time on the taste buds, and did it extremely well. This is an impressive brew with an awesome drinkability.

KajII, Jan 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

aliving1, Jan 03, 2012
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4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Jet black with dark brown edges. Foamy two finger mocha colored head. Lots of lacing.

S: Thick dark chocolates, roasted coffee and espresso beans and malt. Dark fruits, caramel and molasses.

T/M: Toasted coffee beans, bittersweet dark chocolates and Belgian style yeast on the initial sip. Rich, creamy malts and thick fresh yeast. Tones of molasses, caramel, plums, raisins and citrus follow. Mildly hoppy, and very sugary sweet. Sweet, citrusy chocolaty overall body. Full bodied with medium carbonation.

D: Really amazing. A little over the top with the sweetness, but a desert beer at it's finest.

YouSkeete, Dec 31, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

mtalley999, Dec 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

zbooks, Dec 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

CGMLS3, Dec 29, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22%

Pieless, Dec 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Stiggy, Dec 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

cdwil, Dec 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Appearance: minimal head, black in color, opaque, medium-high carbonation

Smell: light Belgian spice, vanilla, toasted malt, and chocolate

Taste: follows the nose-- light Belgian spice, vanilla, toasted malt, and chocolate--bit of alcohol heat in the finish.

Mouthfeel: heavy bodied, thick, sweet with a bit of bitterness in the backbone, low carbonation

Drinkability: A really solid RIS and in the middle of the Yeti line...although the Yeti line may be my favorite series of stouts. I am disappointed that I do not get a lot of Belgian spices from this one, yet the beer is so incredibly solid I would get this in a heartbeat.

tigg924, Dec 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

ThirdEyePA, Dec 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

GrindFatherBob, Dec 24, 2011
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3.4/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewing the Belgium Style Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company.
Score: 84

Appearance: Pours a totally opaque black color with a thin tan/mocha colored creamy head that settles into a thin ring around the glass. 4/5

Smell: Yeast and semi-sweet chocolate up front. A little clove. Some banana and light raw coffee beans. A little booziness. 4/5

Taste: Cloves and creamy chocolate. Interesting yeast twist. Some burnt wood, dry dark fruit. Finishes a little sweet, with plum and fig. Not very complex, and a little unbalanced with the yeast characteristics. 3/5

Mouthfeel: Medium, maybe medium-light, bodied and creamy with light carbonation. Finishes dry and slightly sweet. 3.5/5

Overall: A solid, interesting twist on the Russian Imperial Stout, but not for the better in my opinion. Of the various permutations of the Great Divide Yeti that I have had to date, this is easily the weakest.

Recommendation: Worth trying. Not too offensive or strong for casual beer drinkers. Beer geeks can find admirable qualities here.

Pairings: Grilled beef. Maybe a steak burrito.

Cost: $11.99 for a 22 oz (bomber) bottle.

jegross2, Dec 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Stouttyme, Dec 24, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Vylo, Dec 23, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

guild337, Dec 22, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Fermenticusrex, Dec 21, 2011
Belgian Style Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 878 ratings.