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2011 Belgian Style Yeti ... Buy?

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

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  1. Ekoostik

    Ekoostik Initiate (0) Jan 29, 2010 Ohio

    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

    LiquidCucumber Devotee (482) Dec 18, 2009 Ohio

    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

    jhartley Poo-Bah (2,380) Aug 22, 2010 Florida
    Beer Trader

    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!
  4. Ol_Johnny_Skippelwicky

    Ol_Johnny_Skippelwicky Aspirant (275) Feb 13, 2013 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    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?
  5. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Meyvn (1,048) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    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

    RDMII Disciple (348) Apr 11, 2010 Georgia

    Exactly. It's retired, it's got Belgian yeast, and it's a stout. Age won't hurt it a bit.
  7. nawset

    nawset Initiate (148) Mar 19, 2011 New Hampshire

    The Belgian Yeti is good with some age on it.
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  8. FATC1TY

    FATC1TY Moderator (1,229) Feb 12, 2012 Georgia
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    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.
  9. RDMII

    RDMII Disciple (348) Apr 11, 2010 Georgia

    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.
  10. tx_beer_man

    tx_beer_man Initiate (176) Jan 22, 2013 Texas
    Beer Trader

    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.
  11. nawset

    nawset Initiate (148) Mar 19, 2011 New Hampshire

    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

    Ekoostik Initiate (0) Jan 29, 2010 Ohio

    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.
  13. RDMII

    RDMII Disciple (348) Apr 11, 2010 Georgia

    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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