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RATINGS: 580   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Belgian Style Yeti is a delicious new blend of brewing techniques - all the malt-driven roastiness of our Yeti Imperial Stout with characteristic spice and fruit notes imparted by our special Belgian yeast strain. Belgian Style Yeti is a one-of-a-kind beer as mysterious as the mythical creature himself. Impossible? See for yourself, youíll be a believer, too.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3346) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2011
22 oz bottle. Dark brown that manages some brief tan webbing. Nose is chocolate, zwieback, hazelnut and light roast. Medium body with a tingle; a bit less to chew on than the other Yetis. Taste is chocolate, raisin and plum. Hints of coffee bean, grass and cayenne.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keepersj12 (2688) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Intriguing for sure. This may grow on me in time. Maybe its still a bit too early for an Imperial Stout, I may have to rerate in the winter. It had a very nice roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, toast aroma from a black pour with only a minimal head. The flavor had the same as the aroma along with some fruit, maybe cherries. Nice long lasting finish with a warm feel on the throat.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Snifter. Bottled June 2011. Appearance: Pitch black with initial massive brown head and decent lacing for an Imperial Stout. Aroma: Mostly smells like a standard RIS (chocolate, coffee, molasses, licorice) with just a touch of fruity, musty and spicy Belgian yeast. Taste: Quite fruity overall, which plays very nicely over the roasted characteristics of milk chocolate, coffee and molasses. Ends slightly spicy. Palate: Full-bodied but not nearly as thick as other Yetis. Silky, smooth and creamy with moderate carbonation. Somewhat dry finish. Not at all harsh for a fresh Imperial Stout. Overall: Besides for the added fruitiness, this does not seem very Belgian. However, the yeast likely helped lighten and mellow the beer, as if it had been aged for years. Deliciousness incarnate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3466) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2011
(draft @ Tap and Mallet - Rochester, NY) Dark black pour with a thick tan head. Roasted malt aroma with a very mild fruity undertone. Didnít catch much in the way of spice. Flavor is roasty and fruity with some wine-like notes and a very subtle and light touch of yeast. Didnít really get much Belgian yeast, but the stoutís still really nice.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2011
Draft @ redlight redlight. Spicy chocolate on the nose. Pours black with a tan head. Funky flavor, i feel like the Belgian yeast clashes with hops and bitter dark malts. Not favorite

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeff789 (1407) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2011
opaque black , small tan head, nice lacing though no retention... roast cream fruits belg yeast creamed coffee... lively creamy medium body warming on the back end... very very fruity dry finish belg yeast roast coffee, but the fruitiness dominates... dry dry finish... odd, worth trying but not as refined as the other yetis

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5544) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2011
(draught) jet black with tan head. Nose of chocolate malt, fudge, and a hint of raisin. Taste of raisin, dark chocolate, caramel, other dark fruits. Interesting take but maybe the weakest of the yetis.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adrian910ss (2356) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2011
22 oz bomber. Pours a black cola with a thick and creamy light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, and Belgian yeast. Taste of chocolate, roasted malt, Belgian yeast and cocoa powder.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shimmergloom (8) - St. Catharines, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2011 does not count
Thinner than I expected, not a full mouth feel for a stout or Imperial. Coffee nose, not very bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4633) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2011
22oz bottle. Poured a dark, black color with a medium sized tan head. Aroma is roasted, notes of dark chocolate, touch of Belgian yeast. Flavor was coffee notes, chocolate, touch of funky Belgian yeast, roasted malts. This one was highly drinkable, enjoyable. The Belgian character was a lot more mellow than I normally expect from a "Belgian style" beer.


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