Yeti - Belgian Style
Great Divide Brewing Company

Yeti - Belgian StyleYeti - Belgian Style
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Style:
American Imperial Stout
ABV:
9.5%
Score:
92
Avg:
4.11 | pDev: 10.22%
Reviews:
302
Ratings:
915
From:
Great Divide Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  46
Gots
  142
SCORE
92
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Yeti - Belgian StyleYeti - Belgian Style
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev -2.7%
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 -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of russwbeck
4.01/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Motor oil black pour with a creamy brown head. Retention is ok, but the lacing is great!

S: Chocolate mixed with some roastiness and dark fruits. I can't say it's typical of a Belgian Stout. More so stout, than Belgian. But it also is extremely unique for a BSDA, very sweet.

T: Again, the taste represents that of Yeti more than a Belgian Strong Dark. Deep chocolate, molasses, roasted malts, perhaps some coffee as well, mix in with hints of candied sugar, dark fruits, and a slight amount of booze. Smooth and tasty.

MF: Heavy body with low to medium carbonation. The booze is hardly noted at all. Smooth and a bit creamy.

O: This was extremely drinkable, which has not been the case with other Belgian Stouts I've had. I really enjoyed it.

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3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Smells of mostly chocolate and something else a little off (yeast funk) that I can't put my finger on. Taste is very chocolatey, with less bitterness than other Yeti versions. Some bubbly strange mouthfeel, a little off on the flavor. A little boozy due to the lack of bitterness. Slightly syrupy and yet more carbonation than the other Yetis. Relatively yummy stout, but not as good as the others.

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Photo of ocelot2500
3.4/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a deep brown color with a tight mocha head that fades quickly and leaves little chunks of lacing.

Smells of deep roasted notes with some yeast spice.

Tastes of rich malts layered with fruits and spice. Malts come through with coffee and chocolate up front ending in brown sugar. Fruits come in adding figs, raisins, and cherries. Everything ends in a yeast tone with some clove and pepper. I thinks the individual flavors are good, but their combination is not particularly enjoyable.

Mouthfeel is full with a creamy amount of carbonation.

Overall, this combination of flavors is not for me.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of emmasdad
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this one on tap this evening over at the brewery. Poured dark black with a light brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, dark chocolate, yeast and dark fruits. On the palate this one was medium to full bodied, with yeast, dark chocolate and roasted malt. More "Belgian" than the bottled version, it seems to me.

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Photo of cooler4life
4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a one finger tan brown head. Color is pitch black with light to moderate lacing. Appears to have very fine carbonation around the edges.

S: Toasted malt, vanilla, milk chocolate, peanut butter. Slightly untraditional for this style, but I really like it.

T: Really spicy up front from the Belgian yeast, then settles to the base Yeti. Chocolate, plum, molasses intertwine. Some bitter twang from the hops. A dynamic taste experience.

M: Just enough carbonation, slick and tangy, leaves the palate smooth with hints of bitter chocolate.

O: For me, as a huge fan of Belgian style, I really like what they did with this beer. You get the spicy, fruity aspect of the Belgian yeast, combined with the smooth, rich flavors of the Yeti. I really like this beer! Well done Great Divide!

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of tdm168
4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - thick, black body with a little brown head

S - chocolate, roasted malt, alcohol

T - bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt, faint bitterness

M - full bodied, well carbonated

This is a complex beer that is smooth and easy to drink. It's enjoyable and drinkable. It's chocolaty and smooth, dark and deep. i would definitely have this again.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3/5  rDev -27%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3/5  rDev -27%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of SHODriver
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 6 Jun 2012

A: poured into a dogfish snifter to a deep black with a small tan head that was quick to fade to a small collar and pool in the middle from the etching on the bottom
S: smells chocolatey and roasty with some fruity yeast notes
T: chocolate and roast malt with some slight coffee flavors with some interesting fruity and sweet notes throughout, a bit of bitter hops on the palate as well. aftertaste is sweet chocolate, some espresso and a bit more fruity yeast character
M: typical yeti velvety smoothness with perfect carb, a little dry on the finish. slightly thin but not too bad
O: a new twist on an old favorite. good flavors, nice complexity, and very well done as always.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of homebrew311
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance is the same as the rest of the yetis. Thick, black, and minimal head. Nose is deep and roasty with bakers chocolate, earthy hops, and a touch of Belgian yeast. Taste is a lot less roasty than the other variants with notes of bubblegum in the background. Mouthfeel feels a little lighter tha. The rest of the yetis, still thick and mellow carbonation. Overall, this is my least favorite variant of yeti, but still mighty tasty.

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Photo of TenHornsProud
3.76/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a solid black with a thick, creamy, brown head.

Smells of roasted malt with some phenolic overtones and an almost woody character. The aroma seems to be less impressive in this version of the Yeti.

Taste is Belgian phenols up-front that give way to the nice roasty character that fades into a smooth, sweet finish with some hop bitterness.

Yeti is always creamy and smooth with a perfect level of carbonation. Great mouthfeel.

The best comparison I can make is to orange-flavored dark chocolate. It is Belgian phenol, with that funk and slight fruit ester, that fades into stout, and mixes in the finish. The finish is nice, as the then blended flavors meld well, but like orange-flavored dark chocolate, it depends on if you like blends rather than just one more distinct flavor. Me, I like one amazing flavor more than two, blended, good ones.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Yeti - Belgian Style from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 915 ratings