Yeti - Belgian Style
Great Divide Brewing Company

Yeti - Belgian StyleYeti - Belgian Style
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From:
Great Divide Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
American Imperial Stout
ABV:
9.5%
Score:
91
Avg:
4.09 | pDev: 10.27%
Reviews:
303
Ratings:
613
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jul 19, 2020
Added:
Jun 19, 2011
Wants:
  47
Gots:
  142
SCORE
91
Outstanding
Yeti - Belgian StyleYeti - Belgian Style
Notes: None
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.35/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
22oz bottle at share. One of the weakest of the night, IMHO. Not bad, but it was up against some strong competition. Funky Belgian notes throughout that don't quite jive with the base. Interesting, but after the Cuvee Delphine, there was no comparison.
Jul 19, 2020
 
Rated: 3.25 by oline73 from Maryland

Feb 21, 2018
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Rated by thinwhiteduke from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
2012...held up real nicely.
Oct 07, 2017
 
Rated: 4.4 by SkyyNapalm from Massachusetts

Jul 23, 2017
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.26/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Had this bad boy on draft a few years ago. From my notes:

Pitch black color.

Nice dark khaki head; spotty lacing.

Heavy chocolate smell with a hint of dark fruit.

Thick mouthfeel.

A malt chocolate bomb with a hint of plum; very tasty & not very Belgian. Worthy.
Nov 28, 2016
 
Rated: 4.05 by GOBLIN from Ohio

Aug 20, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

Apr 05, 2016
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Super black all the way through. Beige 1" head. Roast and a quaint Belgian yeast note in the nose.

Taste is gargantuan amounts of malt to cover up the majority of the Belgian notes. Pretty dry mouthfeel somehow. The chocolate malt flavors are lessened a little bit in this one from the competing yeast. Still plenty bitter. Comes off a little sweeter though, marginally. Even though it is classified as a Belgian style stout, in the Russian Imperial Stout vibe, it owes more as an American double stout more than the others. The yeast notes are faint, the dark fruit vibe of a RIS is almost absent, but the heavy viscosity and chewiness is definitely there.
Feb 26, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by BEER88 from Washington

Feb 14, 2016
 
Rated: 3.91 by WynnO from Florida

Jan 09, 2016
 
Rated: 3.84 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Jan 05, 2016
 
Rated: 4.44 by johnlatona from New Jersey

Jan 05, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by Beer-Ed from Netherlands

Jan 01, 2016
 
Rated: 3.85 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania

Dec 31, 2015
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Reviewed by von_kaiser from Connecticut

4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
2011 on tap @ bottleworks, Seattle
big stout rich and full of flavor. black w/ 1/2 finger brown head. rich chocolate, coffee scent with the mildest hint of yeast. taste was roasty, chocolate, coffe notes. again, mild hint of yeast...not overpowering in the least bit. mouthfeel was rich, lasting flavor with barely any hint of alcohol. Overall, glad to have tried. would have again, which i did and would continue to do so if i come upon. Cheers!
Oct 13, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by ConradKenney from Maryland

Sep 25, 2015
 
Rated: 4.13 by Ellis1701 from North Carolina

Sep 01, 2015
 
Rated: 4.5 by DrJones from Iowa

Sep 01, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by osuskin from Indiana

Aug 10, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by CDCNAM from Louisiana

Jul 19, 2015
 
Rated: 3.9 by Sambo4 from Alabama

Jun 08, 2015
 
Rated: 4.17 by KingEdward from North Carolina

May 30, 2015
 
Rated: 4.35 by Stillmakingnoise from Colorado

May 17, 2015
 
Rated: 3.89 by trxxpaxxs from New York

Apr 17, 2015
 
Rated: 4.74 by mctizzz from California

Mar 29, 2015
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Rated by alisadk from California

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
First sip at Great Divide Denver March 2014 with Andy.
Mar 24, 2015
 
Rated: 4.08 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Mar 15, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by Hohnbaum from Kansas

Feb 21, 2015
 
Rated: 3.78 by BubalooBrewMaster from Nevada

Jan 25, 2015
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Reviewed by infinitebruner from Arkansas

4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
January 15, 2015

Bomber, mason jar

A – Jet black, dense, with medium-tan foamy bubbles. Moderate retention.

S – Semi-dark chocolate, vanilla bean, some fruity esters suggesting black cherries or prunes, a product of the Belgian yeast. Some spicy phenols and/or spicy hop aromas. A suggestion of oak and light bourbon warmth.

T – Chocolate covered raisins and other dark, pitted fruits. Some spicy notes that I would usually associate with rye but are likely from the yeast, and moderate hop bitterness. Vanilla and mild bourbon/alcohol flavor.

M – Very high carbonation, sudsy and washing, slightly bitter and dry in the finish. Mild alcohol warmth lingers in the background.

O – Age has smoothed some of the rough edges on this, making it an ultimate dessert beer. Sneaky with the alcohol and pretty heavy. Glad I got my hands on it.
Jan 22, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by brewqueno from Texas

Jan 10, 2015
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Reviewed by alpinebryant from Connecticut

3.35/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
June 20, 2011 stamping on the label

A: Pours a dark stale looking black, mocha edging around the glass with mini bubbles.

S: Aroma of dark roast coffee, stale cardboard, some light belgian yeast hints, raisin, and chocolate.

T: Berry flavors, coffee and chocolate mixing together in a smooth but slightly stale blend. the finish is dry and tannic, wet cardboard and belgian yeast flavors combine with ash. Coffee and chocolate malts most prominent here as expected, but the belgian style never fully takes over the beer since the chocolate and coffee flavors are so prominent.

M: Slightly stale tasting in flavor but with a stinging of tiny bubbles, this seems to have continued to carbonate in bottle and dilute the body some.

O: Overall, not my favorite Yeti variant. It has been a few years since I have gotten regular Yeti, however the regular Yeti would clearly be my preferred route here.
Jan 03, 2015
 
Rated: 4.24 by pagesofphotographs from Colorado

Dec 29, 2014
 
Rated: 4.28 by svenness from Arizona

Dec 24, 2014
 
Rated: 3.82 by buyyourfreedom from New Mexico

Dec 23, 2014
 
Rated: 3.99 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

Dec 22, 2014
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
'12 vintage to the dome last night.

This one pours a dark black, with a bubbly, foamy head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells pretty typically like regular Yeti, lots of chocolate, a little bit of piney hops, cookie dough, roasted coffee.

This differentiates itself from regular Yeti in the amount of dark fruit flavor present here- clearly from the Belgian yeast. There's chocolate, cookie dough, coffee- and the aforementioned dark fruits- raisin, grapes, plums, etc.

This is kind of thin, maybe the few years on it caused this, with a creamy mouthfeel, and a moderate level of carbonation.

This is pretty tasty, but far from the best Yeti variant.
Dec 18, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by olradetbalder from Sweden

Dec 01, 2014
 
Rated: 4.3 by Seattle_Suds from Washington

Nov 22, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Nov 22, 2014
Yeti - Belgian Style from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 916 ratings