Belgian Style Yeti | Great Divide Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
greatdivide.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by DenverLogan on 06-19-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
913
Reviews:
301
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
10.34%
 
 
Wants:
47
Gots:
141
For Trade:
4
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4.74/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
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.

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4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.35/5  rDev -17.5%
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.

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4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.82/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -20%

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4.3/5  rDev +5.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.65/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.35/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Belgian Style Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
4.06 out of 5 based on 913 ratings.
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