Belgian Style Yeti | Great Divide Brewing Company

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Belgian Style YetiBelgian Style Yeti

Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by DenverLogan on 06-19-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 914 |  Reviews: 301
Photo of DWolf
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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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%

Photo of mothman
3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pouts a tan head. Color is yeti black.

Aroma: yeti with a lot of spices and fruits. A lot coffee and roast. Very malty. Chocolate and caramel.

Taste: much like the nose. Coffee and roast with chocolate malts. Some darks fruits and Belgian yeast flavors. Very unique.

Mouthfeel: velvety and rich. Full bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends dry and roasted.

Overall, a unique offering. Not as good as the others though. Just a little too different.

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Photo of ummswimmin
3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A friend of mine gave me a bottle of this a few months ago. I am a pretty big fan of Great Divide and most of their offerings.

The coloring of the head and body is spot on. You get the smallest amount of tan head on a body that's as dark as midnight.

The flavoring is extremely well balanced. You get a really good stout with some nice sour on top of the pallatte. There was also a decent amount of roastiness.

The beer trails off nicely. You get a little bitterness as well.

This is a very good, well balanced beer. I enjoyed having this bottle.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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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%

Photo of ocelot2500
3.4/5  rDev -16.3%
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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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle - Hop City in Atlanta, Georgia. Bottle on: Jun 17, 2011.

Appearance: Pours out the anticipated black body with a foaming, bubbly, tan-colored head.

Smell: Roasty maltiness given a few firm layers of chocolate shells, followed by sprightly notes of vanilla, caramel, and spiced sweet fruits. A deep, enthusiastic sniff helps to catch those fruity accents.

Taste: Roasted malts covered in a considerable heap of semi-sweet chocolate chip morsels. Plus, some dark caramel and vanilla. Soundly sweet initially. Spoonfuls of grandma's county award-winning plum jelly dosed with a couple very subtly tart black cherries. Pinch of allspice. Hops and any accompanying bitterness seem relatively diminutive here. Some slight alcohol warmth on the back end hitting the back of the throat. Roasty, chocolaty, and still fairly sweet on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium carbonation. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel.

Overall: I've enjoyed the Yeti series. I have! This one included, though I really didn't get too terribly much "Belgian" character from it. However, that is a lot of rich maltiness for any yeast to push past, so I understand. I understand, GDBC.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Iceman77
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a stout glass, the color is a deep black and very opaque, with a simple frothy head that recedes quickly into a nice tan lacing. The aromas right up front, wow there's the belgian. You get those banana fruit and spice notes right away from the belgian yeast strain, and underneath a bit of the roasty malt that gives away that this is actually a stout. The flavor is more of the same, you're not sure if you're drinking a golden ale or an imperial stout, the tastes bounce back and forth in your mouth. Very interesting. The mouthfeel is very smooth and velvety, this is where the characteristics of the stout really come through. I think I've only had one other belgian inspired stout before (Weyerbacher's Tiny), and while I really like both, I think GD hits the mark a little better. You really get the strong points of the belgian method, as well as the great parts of an imperial stout. I may be biased as I am a huge fan of both, but I think this is a very impressive offering.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of cooler4life
4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
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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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Belgian Style Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
4.06 out of 5 based on 914 ratings.
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