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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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a bubbly espresso black; very small head, no lacing

S: Sweet barrel wood, chocolate malt. This one is really light on the nose

T: Bitter dark chocolate up front, musky/roasty coffee flavor along the middle, finishes with a dry bitter woodiness that lingers a bit

M: Medium-light viscosity, lightly carbonated, slightly dry finish

O: This was a really good stout, though I fail to taste any sort of Belgian flavors in it. I'd definitely buy this again, though I was a little disappointed that it wasn't a bit more complex

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2.75/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

22 oz. bottle served in a Duvel tulip. Bottled on June 17, 2011. Thanks for this one Duff27.

Pours thick and viscous out from the bottle, and it's a very dark shade of brown. A 1.5-finger, pillowy cocoa head sticks around for some time. Moderate lacing.

There's plenty that's reminiscent of regular Yeti in the aroma. Milk chocolate and roasted coffee shine, with a little touch of dark fruits as well. However, the Belgian yeast certainly makes itself known. There is a slight hit of ester fruits, with a little bit of cloves as well. It's quite sweet overall.

The taste is, frankly, odd. Plenty of roasted, charred ember flavors up front, with a fair amount of chocolate. But there's also a very prominent ester fruit component that just doesn't jive well with these underlying flavors. Bananas, caramel, toffee and vanilla come through, but the end result is far less than the sum of its parts. The yeasty, bubblegum qualities jive with the a lot of these flavors.

Mouthfeel has some positive qualities, and it is thick and lush. Unfortunately, there's a slightly off-putting chalkiness to the feel of this beer that limits its drinkability.

An interesting experiment, though in my mind an unsuccessful one. I found this pretty difficult to drink.

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look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Outstanding, with a 1/8" of mocha-colored head, capping off the tradition yeti - deepest black - like a Belgian forest. Love the look of this beer. Nice head rings all the down - diminished only when I pour the rest of the bottle.

Roasted malt with hints of banana. Lots of estery nose here.

Characteristic dark chocolate, coffee, little bit of smoke within. There's also a hint of tartness from the Belgian yeast to close. That and the nose are where I pick up the most "Belgian."

Creamy, the roastiness is firm on the tongue, sticking around for minutes afterwards.

Good beer, but seriously lacking in breadth - lots of roasted notes, a hint of tart, otherwise, seems to run second to other Yetis.

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Belgian Style Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 915 ratings
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