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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: American Pale Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Keg and bottled, series
The unsung heroes, the foot soldiers of the revolution. We owe a huge debt to the billions of tiny yeast cells that work tirelessly to ferment sugars into alcohol and CO2. But yeast isnít just here for the grunt work. Yeast has the power to change the flavour, aroma and complexion of your beer in an instant. This series is designed to showcase the impact different yeasts have on the same base beer.
This series of 4 beers gives the limelight to four totally different yeast strains: Belgian Trappist, Pilsen Lager, American Ale and Bavarian Weizen. All 4 beers have been brewed to the same ABV using a blend of Centennial and Amarillo hops and a backbone of Pale Ale, Munich and Cara Malts. Malts: Maris Otter, Crystal Malt, Caramalt
Hops: Centennial, Amarillo
Twist: Each beer is identical except for the different yeast used to ferment the beers creating 4 radically different beers from the same starting point

- See more at: http://www.brewdog.com/product/unleash-the-yeast#sthash.h6nn0WvO.dpuf


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7191) - NUNEATON, Top 18, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2013
From the 4 pack. Gently fizzing golden amber with a generous bleached foam going the distance. Fragrant with lychee and guava hints; background biscuit and cinder toffee; stewed green tomato stem, peach, curry leaf and ground seed spice. Fine condition, low carbonation, excellent stewed Darjeeling and dunked biscuit character sprinkled with more exotic tropical hop. Grapefruit and biscuit linger with some booze. Rather decent, hop-fresh, stewed IPA- whatever the yeast.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spacecube (835) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2013
330ml bottle, pours golden brown with a small head, aroma is hoppy, grapefruit, orange citrus with biscuit and caramel malt backbone, good balance, finish is bitter. Good beer could do with a bit more depth.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5443) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 1, 2013
33cl, as BrewDog American Ale, new exclusive Scottish brew Anno 2013, from Geers Oostakker, complex brew, malty/bitter and slightly fruity/woody, balanced, clear, good head, nice brew

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philym (999) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2013
Appearance: Clear amber with cm ivory head. Aroma: Grapefruit, lychee, apricot/peach, bread and musky. Taste: Medium sweetness and bitterness with low/medium sourness. Palate: Thick smooth texture, light/medium body, average carbonation, astringent bitter sweet fruity, peach finish. Comments: Tasty, refreshing and glass lace.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AshtonMcCobb (2542) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 26, 2013
33cl bottle from Appellation Wines. Appearance - amber with a nicely proportioned head. Nose - oranges with a little bit of toffee. Just a touch of fresher citrus, perhaps grapefruit on the end. Taste - definitely some grapefruit this time and some more toffee and biscuits. However, thereís a soapy note that kind of spoils it. Palate - medium bodied and textured, a fairly fresh finish. Overall - good but shame about the soap, which does spoil it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (8070) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle. Hazy gold with an off white foam. Aromas are biscuit and caramel with satsuma and lemon. Green, floral pine with nutty woodiness. Light mixed tropical fruit with green apple. Flavours are crisp and fruity with grapefruit and pine. Herbal and grassy with peachy and tropical fruit notes. Peppery and green to finish. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (6239) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2013
330 ml bottle. Pours a slightly unclear copper orange with a small head. Aroma of biscuit, dried fruits, grapefruit and floral notes. Flavour of caramel, floral notes, grapefruit, biscuit and some pine. Medium bodied and smooth mouthfeel. Refreshing but could use more crispy hoppiness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (1923) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2013
Keg at BD Camden. It pours a clear golden colour with a medium white head. Aroma is grassy and hoppy, with flowers and grapefruits. Taste is super lemony and hoppy. Moderately bitter. Medium mouthfeel with good carbonation. Overall, nice and tasty

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (1384) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 11, 2013
Bottle from Cornelius. Slightly hazy golden body with a thick off-white head. Light carbonation. Excellent lacing. Aroma of mint, peach, tea and orange marmalade. Bitter blood orange, pine, caramel malt, stewed tea and a slight spice on the finish. Thin body with an oily texture. Soft carbonation. A solid APA, thatís a bit on the thin side. Itís like a bitter version of Tempestís Marmalade On Toast.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dynamiteninja (1508) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2013
Keg draught at BrewDog Newcastle. Medium white head. Amber body. Grapefruit, citrus, biscuit, black tea, spice, white sherbet. Bitter. Dry finish.


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