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2011 Belgian Style Yeti ... Buy?

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by Ekoostik, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. Ekoostik

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    Stumbled across a bit of this, any insight whether this is worthy of a purchase despite being a shelf turd for 2 years? What do you all say...buy? Or let it fade?
     
  2. LiquidCucumber

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    Have you ever had? If not, I would say worth at least a try. I enjoyed it slightly more than the Oatmeal Yeti that came out this year.
     
  3. jhartley

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    Depends on the price and if you have funds available to spend on it. If you haven't had it and want to try it...Go for it!
     
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    Do you know how it was stored all this time?

    I found at a June 2012 at a store a little while ago and thought it was very tasty. I'd love to try a 2011. Any extras?
     
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    Buy it, it's retired and the people who like it really love it. If nothing else you could use it for trading fodder.
     
  6. RDMII

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    Exactly. It's retired, it's got Belgian yeast, and it's a stout. Age won't hurt it a bit.
     
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    The Belgian Yeti is good with some age on it.
     
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    There's a reason they stopped making it and replaced it.

    Skip it.

    On the other hand, if you find some espresso yeti that old, grab it. I've got some old bottles I found rotting away at a small store and they are delicious.
     
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    The reason wasn't because it didn't age well though, it just didn't sell well, or as well as hoped. I doubt GD replaced it because people were buying the shit out of it but not enjoying it immediately.
     
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    Haven't had a 2011 Belgian Yeti but had other 2011 Yeti's this year and loved em. For the most part, better with age dark cellaring.
     
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    Wife and I have had all of the Yeti's multiple times and the Belgian was definitely our favorite. But they are all solid.
     
  12. Ekoostik

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    Apologize for falling off the map a bit after my initial post, but I wanted a chance to re-see what I thought I saw at my local stores. Incredibly Three local stores seem to have about 2 cases of 2011/2012 Belgian Yeti on the shelf between them. One store has it all under coolant and I assume it has been for most of it's life. 2nd store has a bunch and is very cool room temp year round. 3rd store Im less enthusiastic about (doors open a lot ect), but this is the least bottle # only 4/5 I think.

    I know the beer is retired and has its fans so if anyone thinks this might be a good situation to trade Im happy to do so. Not looking or fishing, but if someone thinks this might be a haul Im open to getting some of it to you.

    Ol Johnny Skip, I'll try and send you a message.
     
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    There's still plenty of it around (we have half a case) so it's nothing people are clamoring for yet.
     
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