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Belgian Style Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company

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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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Photo of BobZ
4/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of KingPuuChuu
4.65/5  rDev +13.7%
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.

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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3/5  rDev -26.7%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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2/5  rDev -51.1%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

Photo of dmfrench
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Standard RIS dressed up with some tangy Belgian funk.

A: Opaque black body with a fairly persistent one finger dark khaki head.

S: Similar scents to a regular RIS... cocoa, molasses, earthy hops, I could swear bourbon, but also something different, and very interesting, kinda like a rotten banana fart... kinda funky, but much better than it sounds.

T: On that palate, the traditional RIS flavors of deeply roasted cocoa and dark fruit dominate, though the Belgian yeast is definitely doing something interesting, imparting a certain light tanginess. Alcohol is also clearly apparent.

M: Light and fluffy. I believe the higher carbonation and more obvious alcohol helps achieve this quality.

O: An interesting spin on my favorite style... not sure it's a hit or anything, but definitely worthy of consideration.

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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%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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