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


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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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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 isn’t 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

hansvf's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hansvf (174) - - FEB 18, 2014
Ruikt weer lekker hoppig, iets pittiger dan de andere drie maar niet heel veel anders.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (2331) - BELGIUM - NOV 16, 2014
One of the four beers in this interesting Brewdog experiment, in which a fairly complex and hoppy beer is each time fermented with a different type of yeast. This one, like the others, bears a stable, snow white, moussy head and shows a deep orange blonde colour, but turned a bit more hazy than the others and had a kind of pinkish hue. Aroma much stronger than the others, delicately perfumed with rose petals, citrus peel, vanilla, white wine, kiwi, strawberries and grapefruit, apart from the biscuit and walnut tones from the malt. Taste reflects this, exotic fruits, utterly flowery, perfumey and ethereal, very citrussy, over the nutty and slightly toasted malt backbone; long, very floral, peppery and very citrussy hop finish. To me and the two other people tasting this, this stood out as the best and most complex of these four beers, but I do wonder if it indeed has exactly the same hop profile as the others...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
veceo (615) - CROATIA - NOV 10, 2014
Hazy amber color, average sized off white head. Medium body, average carbonation. Aroma of exotic fruits, citrus and a hint of pine. Medium sweet, light bitter taste. The best one from this yeast series, by far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
azzie (294) - - NOV 6, 2014
Bottle 0.33l, bought at Beer Paradise in Palmanova (Italy). Hazy amber liquid, yellowish average head. Medium to full body, light carbonation. Fruity. Good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sblsimone85 (288) - USA - OCT 19, 2014
Ottima idea quella di tenere la base di una birra e cambiare il lievito. Questa America ale ne fa scaturire profumi più fruttati. ---Rated BY Italianbeer85

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShaneJ (561) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle from Online Store (Nov 2014). Clear amber/gold, thin white head, peaches, ripe apricots, pine, toffee/caramel, medium bitterness, medium sweetness, medium body, fruity sweet finish. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VDuquerroux (338) - Airvault, FRANCE - SEP 22, 2014
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A clear brown orange opaque beer with a medium white head. Average retention. Aroma of tropical fruits, resin. Medium bitter refreshing and medium sweet. Medium body and light texture. Average to soft carbonation, bittersweet finish with a warming note. Overall, a good one for this series (aroma++, taste/palate+).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmrmwel (1033) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours golden with a creamy head. Aroma is fruity hops with apricots, as well as roasted, grainy malts. Flavour is roasted malts with toffee, as well as a hoppy orange peel giving a balanced bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stuu666 (3166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours golden amber, taste is burnt toffee, dry, bitter and harsh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (873) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2014
On tap @ BrewDog Shepherds Bush. Hazy golden brown. A thin cream-coloured skin of head hides and mega-lacing. Aroma has the farmyard earthiness of a sour, the spiciness of a wheat beer and the fruitiness of an amber session ale. What am I about to drink? says I. Taste is fruity sweet, with a hint of sour bitter at the end. A bit of a musty aftertaste. Odd and not an APA by normal definition, but you have to take these beers as you find them.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (11038) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is pine, malt, citrus, hop. Flavour is pine, malt, hop, citrus, peaches. Medium body. Ordinary beer.

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