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Belgian Style Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Ratings: 893
Reviews: 300
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.27%
Wants: 46
Gots: 143 | 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:
Beer added by: DenverLogan on 06-19-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 893 | Reviews: 300
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4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.45/5  rDev -15.6%
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.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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3.55/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Served on-draught into a Great Divide snifter in high altitude Denver, Colorado, at the Great Divide Taproom. Cost was $4.00. Reviewed from notes. I didn't pair it with food.

A: Pours a 1.5 finger head of tan colour, lovely cream lacing, great thickness, and impressive retention. Colour is a solid black.

Sm: Cream, chocolate, and light roast. A moderate strength aroma.

T: Cream, chocolate (though not very rich), and a light roast foundation. Caramel and pleasant malts accompany. The cream on the open in particular is delightful. Well built and balanced. Complex enough, though it does leave something to be desired.

Mf: Smooth and wet, but too thick. Overly heavy on the palate. Complementary of the flavours. I like the cream.

Dr: Quite drinkable, but lacking the full complexity of other yetis. It's good, but Great Divide does better variants.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The soup is dark dark brown, has a brown head that settles slowly leaving very good lacing. Very heavy curtains.

Smelling of tons of malt, sweet dark fruits, dark chocolate and brown sugar. Some oak vibes.

Sweet brown bread, roasted crust, burned wood, ashes, sweet dried figs and dates, lemon zest.

Medium carbonation, small bubbles, soft and sticky, some oil, a warm dry finish.

A very potent brew, well balanced wrt to the bitterness. However needs to be enjoyed slowly.

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3/5  rDev -26.7%

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Belgian Style Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
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