Belgian Style Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company

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885 Ratings
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Ratings: 885
Reviews: 297
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 46
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:
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%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a black color with a nice frothy brown head. Head turns into a thin layer of foam and leaves some spotty lacing down the glass.

S- Smell is roasted malts, a bit of smoke, chocolate, anise and light Beligan yeast.

T- Taste is a lot of roasted malts, charcoal, chocolate and a touch of spice. The Beligan yeast is pretty tame here.

M- Full in body and carbonation is fairly low.

O- I was pretty impressed by this one. After I bought this one I was a bit worried about the Beligan yeast, but it doesn't steal the show by any means. I found this one really easy to drink and enjoyable.

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3.48/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

22oz bottle poured into my CBS snifter. It poured a thick and black in color with a moderate tan head filling the top inch of the glass. The head clinged to the edges of the glass and left some decent lacing as I drank it.

The aroma mixes the chocolaty, slightly roasty yeti flavors with some Belgian yeast spice and a crisp, slightly tart fruit component. The yeti flavors seem more like an afterthought unfortunately.

The taste also shows a lot of crisp, tart fruits and yeast spices throughout he flavor. Towards the finish some of the bitter, roasty flavors of Yeti start to come out.

The mouthfeel is on the heavier side with carbonation being moderate for the style. Overall, it was my least favorite Yeti yet. The Belgian styling just overpowered and didn't compliment it at all. A decent and drinkable beer overall, but not what I expect out of something with Yeti on the label.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Belgian Yeti, on tap at Pony Bar, NYC, served in their proprietary eight-ounce glass.

Appearance: Extremely creamy and heady! I just want to bite this. A good fist for a head, three fingers and then some. Never recedes. So fluffy/foamy you could sleep on it like a cloud. Color is just like regular Yeti, black with nuances and a mocha-colored head (cafe con leche)

Smell: A bit of a letdown after the incredible looks. Subtle roastiness, good quality coffee (Intelligentsia?) and chocolate. A tad of sour cherry/angostura bitters, plus brown sugar.

Taste: Follows nose, intensified. Strong floral/yeasty presence, a hint of spice and clover. A tingly (hoppy?) feel around the mouth, plus chocolate sediment. Complex, different.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, smooth, rich and dark- but lighter than regular Yeti. Almost too thin for the style. Sticky, lingers in the roof of the mouth.

Overall: While not as satisfying as regular Yeti or other Yetis, I love the novelty and experiment. Very drinkable too... a sessionable Imperial Stout (more so in eight ounces).

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a dark, dark brown color with a one-finger, tan head of foam. It had nice retention and left sticky rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of dried fruit with strong malty notes. Hints of chocolate and toffee. Some boozy notes, too.

T - It tasted of burnt molasses, chocolate and toffee. Some currants and other dried fruits with a malty sweet backbone.

M - It was soft and velvety smooth. A medium to full-bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a really great Belgian stout. Glad I was able to pick this one up.

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Belgian Style Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 885 ratings.