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BrewDog Unleash the Yeast: American Ale

Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: American Pale Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland


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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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 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

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
corkyrory66 (1422) - BELGIUM - DEC 3, 2014
Bière qui fait partie d’une remarquable série de 4 bières consacrées à la levure. Chaque bière a le même niveau abv de 6,3 %, les mêmes houblons Centennial et Amarillo, et les 3 mêmes malts : Pale Ale, Munich et Cara. La différence étant donc dans la veine de levure. Ici une American ale. Couleur orangé abricoté, avec un tout léger trouble (esthétique). Bulles fines par dizaines en colonnes diverses. Mousse qui est un nappage crémeux de surface. Arômes superbes d’agrumes, pamplemousse, fleurs de houblon. 1ère bouche souple à la magnifique prise sur les agrumes, amertume franche. Arrière-bouche sur le pamplemousse et quelques fruits blancs. 2ème exceptionnelle sur le fruité et l’amertume. Arrière-bouche bien nette, franche. 3ème au goût très fin, avec de la cerise blanche. Arrière-bouche un peu comme un élixir. La longueur développe la complexité, avec du bois blanc, pointe de cassis, girofle, herbes. Les jambes sont grasses et marquées. La levure est riche, épicée, fleurie, un rien poivrée. L’alcool est très bien pour l’appréciation de la fraîcheur. La finale donne de jolies nuances. CONCLUSION : une très grande version de ce très bel ipa, qui rend justice aux States pour la nuance agrumique de leurs bières.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ferencmato (47) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 16, 2013
Bottle. Cloudy golden with white head. Pine, yeast and grapes in aroma, very fresh. Taste is very similar, with floral hops and some caramel. Dry a little bit towards the end. Definitely the best one of "Unleash the Yeast" 4-pack, but its not like those other 3 are bad...That pack really is a perfect way to experience how yeast changes character of a beer, worth every penny.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
greenclansman (905) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - JAN 9, 2014
Very strong aroma of pine and citrus, balanced taste with dry hoppy aftertaste. Nice one,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dynamiteninja (1827) - Norfolk, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (6362) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2013
pours light amber/ blond, clear , good white head smells very hoppy , like an ipa even . grapefruit , some kiwi good carbo . rather bitter, fruity, hoppy . screw the yeast, this is a hoppy beer ! and i like it !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sebilinz (1826) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JAN 12, 2014
Bottle nice amber body with off white head. I think the unleash thde yeast series is a very interesting experience and shows how important the yeast is for the taste of a beer. I will not rate them individually because for me the taste of each is not that important. I liked most the American Ale followed by Trappist and Lager and I didn’t like the Weizen. Great interesting series.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (6526) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 17, 2014
Bottle (33 cl) from Systembolaget. Shady amber, medium off-white head. Tropical fruit hop aroma with oranges and apricots, and some piney notes with a hint of aniseed. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with medium to high bitterness. An IPA as far as I’m concerned, and a darn good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (4421) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2014
330ml bottle from Brewdog.com. Pours hazy orange with vibrant orange / vanilla icing aroma. Lovely fruity hops in the taste, orange, caramel, vanilla, citrus, a crisp and flavoursome pale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hoppy_Luke (1280) - Poznań, POLAND - FEB 3, 2015
Ostatnia odsłona Unleash The Yeast. I ze wszystkich najlepsza! Bardzo przyjemny owocowy aromat - owoce leśne, nieco cytrusów... Wyczuwalny słód. W smaku bardzo przyjemna goryczka, cała paleta owoców. Idealna wręcz kontra słodowa, średnie wysycenie. Bardzo pijalne piwo pomimo tego, że jest dość treściwe. Podsumowując serię Unleash The Yeast, wychodzi na to, że zmiana jednego składnika - drożdży może zupełnie zmienić charakter piwa!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (2111) - Gdańsk, POLAND - DEC 24, 2013
33cl bottle. Light orange with medium head. NOSE : tart with strong citrus and pine aromas. Pomelo, orange zest etc. SIP : Medium body with decent carbonation. The beer has a strong sweet tart like background. It carries delicate dry like lemon juice notes and further on it develops decent bitterness. Bitter as a citrus seed. Aftertaste is sweet candy like with a good doze of aromatic citrus hops. OVERALL : this one is completely different then the others. It seams the American ale yeast changed the beer completely. Very tasty.

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