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BrewDog Unleash the Yeast: Bavarian Weizen

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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: German Hefeweizen
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Weizen

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common

on tap
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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   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 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


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
corkyrory66 (705) - BELGIUM - DEC 5, 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 Bavarian weizen. Couleur abricoté orangé, avec beaucoup de particules en suspension. Bulles moyennes très disséminées. Mousse blanc beige qui vient à 2 mm stable. Arômes sur un fantastique ensemble houblon/fruits blancs/levure/céréales, plutôt fruité. 1ère bouche soyeuse avec une prise de caractère sur du malt clair et houblon bien tranchant. Arrière-bouche d’une amertume dense et bien précise. 2ème sur un très bel équilibre malt/houblon. Arrière-bouche sur des épices, dont le poivre vert du moulin. 3ème au remarquable ensemble très riche, complexe fruit/bois blanc. Arrière-bouche bien dense et fraîche à la fois. La longueur développe encore le registre, avec quelques fleurs et de la haie vive. Les jambes sont denses et serrées. La levure est de classe, un rien salée. L’alcool est parfait pour révéler tout le potentiel, et garder l’amertume d’attaque. La finale est de toute beauté. CONCLUSION : une très grande ipa, dégustée dans un verre ipa de la côte belge, et qui donne toutes ses lettres de noblesse au genre, et par effet indirect, à la levure bavaroise.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (6324) - Hasselager, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2014
Bottle @ Home. Pours hazy golden with a huge white head, lacings. Aroma of malt, yeast, grass, citrus, lemon. Flavor is light sweet, malty, yeast, little vanilla, grass, citrus. Medium body, lively carbonation, light bitter finish. 051214

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mzaar (1744) - Varberg, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2014
Flaska. Mörkgul med ett medelstort vitt skum. Dofter av malt, jäst och citrus. Smakinslag av jäst, gräs, malt och banan. Torr munkänsla. Snygg beska.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (20930) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 27, 2014
Bottled. ORangeish golden colour with a mediumsized creamy white head. Aroma clashes to a spicy fruitiness with some grassy ntoes as well. Flavour is toffee, spices, citrus, grass and some herbs. The bitterness and yeast isn’t the best combination...

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2463) - BELGIUM - NOV 16, 2014
The second beer tasted from this series and side by side with the three others. Shows a somewhat better head retention and deeper orange to amberish colour than the others. Aroma and taste indeed reflect the classic banana- and clove-like flavours we are used to from Hefeweizen, but is less strong and less perfumey than the American Ale version; this came out as the second best of the series to me. In terms of style: let’s be serious here, this is not a Hefeweizen at all, this is an American pale ale fermented with Hefeweizen yeast, but with the same long, dry, perfumey and citrussy hoppiness in the finish as most other APAs.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10784) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2014
Bottle. Creamy White good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy and yeasty aroma. Moderate bitter nice hefe flavor. Loads of fruity esters. banana. Acerage moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Nice.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
veceo (651) - CROATIA - NOV 10, 2014
Cloudy orange color, big white head. Aroma of pine, resin and some fruitiness. Light to medium body, average carbonation. Light sweet, light bitter taste. Yeasty but not in an ordinary German hefeweizen kind of way. Weird.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
azzie (297) - - NOV 6, 2014
Bottle 0,33l, bought at Beer Paradise in Palmanova (Italy). Dirty orange brown cloudy liquid with big yellowish head. Average body, light carbonation. Medium bitterness, long finish. Ok. Nothing special.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sblsimone85 (293) - USA - OCT 19, 2014
Ottima idea quella di tenere la base di una birra e cambiare il lievito. Questa con lievito weizen fa predominare i sentori bananosi fruttati. ---Rated BY Italianbeer85

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (3570) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours amber orange, lots of toffee and banana, dry bitterness.


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