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Belgian Style Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Belgian Style YetiBelgian Style Yeti

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Ratings: 880
Reviews: 296
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.24%
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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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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

Fermenticusrex, Dec 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Ralphs66, Dec 19, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Sinewave, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of kojevergas
3.55/5  rDev -13.4%
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.

kojevergas, Dec 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

bkny27, Dec 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

trojankeg, Dec 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22%

MaryCeleste, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of rarbring
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

rarbring, Dec 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22%

photomike, Dec 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

jjheinrichs, Dec 14, 2011
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3/5  rDev -26.8%

HumphreyLee, Dec 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22%

dsaylor, Dec 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

matthewpaul, Dec 13, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

DeutschesBier, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of BobZ
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

25.4oz. Bottle poured into my Duvel tulip.

Appearance: Dark black with a tan 1/4” head that quickly dissipates to a ring. Good lacing.

Smell: Chocolate, coffee, and Belgian yeast.

Taste: The mocha flavors are up front both the coffee and chocolate. The major difference being the impact of the Belgian yeast. The yeast imparts characteristics similar to Unibroue products, not quite tart but definitely different and all in a good way. I did not get any dark fruit flavors like a Belgian Stout; however, this was not greatly expected as this beer taste like Yeti brewed with Belgian yeast and I think that was the point more than making a Belgian style stout.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, creamy, yet clean on the palate.

Overall: Nice variation on the Yeti base; however the price point ($13.99 for a 750ml) means I’m less likely to spend for it again.

BobZ, Dec 13, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

twelveinches, Dec 13, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

hdelavega, Dec 13, 2011
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3/5  rDev -26.8%

drummermattie02, Dec 12, 2011
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4.68/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is an excellent beer. Poured from bottle into goblet. A coffee colored head dies pretty quickly, but has fruity & dark chocolate notes.

Taste is fantastic. The belgian yeast creates a tartness, almost too tart. Roasted malt really takes off on the palate, bursting with dark chocolate and coffee. The mouthfeel is definitely a little weird, with a bubbliness not too common in this style, but I attribute that to the yeast. It's weird, but not a bad thing. No alcohol bite, and it finished very smoothly. A little dry, but not too dry.

I'm currently making brownies with cayenne, and this beer goes with it perfectly.

First glass is delicious! It'll be interesting to see what happens as the beer gets warmer.

KingPuuChuu, Dec 12, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22%

Mreyes69, Dec 12, 2011
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3/5  rDev -26.8%

ChrisDodson9, Dec 11, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22%

bigdaddypolite, Dec 10, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22%

Rusty18, Dec 09, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

freduardo, Dec 09, 2011
Belgian Style Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 880 ratings.