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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Belgian Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 45   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


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lopisar (198) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2014
Amber color with almost no head. Typical belgian yeast in the aroma. Mediocre, feels like a basic ale with special yeast. ;-)

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Thompson (322) - - APR 24, 2014
Small off-white head.. clear orange/amber colour... smell yeast grains and malts.. taste yeast grass malts little sour.. shared by benzai..

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ansjelaah (1418) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2014
Bottle @benzai. Orange/golden color with a small white head. Smells yeast, malts and some hops. Tastes malts, yeast, bread, some banana, caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchDrebus (4071) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2014
Bottle @ benzai. Clear amber colour with a small white head. Smells slightly twigs, hoppy, grassy, Belgian yeast, malty. Tastes malty, sweetish, slightly hoppy, Belgian yeast. Thin to medium body, soft carbo.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Benzai (8395) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2014
Bottle shared @ weekly tasting with Dutchdrebus, Thompson and Ansjelaah. Clear golden color, average sized white head that leaves fair lacing. Don’t smell anything really. Taste lightly yeasty, sweetish, herbal. Somehow a quite bitter finish. Hmm can’t really explain it but I don’t really like this.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
weark (308) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - APR 23, 2014
Clear golden color with a fast disappearing with head, no lacing - Aroma is spicy, malty, banana and bread - Flavor is more malty and spicy - Medium body, light bitterness, medium carbonation, bitter yeasty finish - good but nothing special

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zacgillbanks (2302) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2014
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Golden coloured with citrus, apple and pineapple flavours, toffee notes and a sweet zesty fruity finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
radzik5555 (310) - Gdynia, POLAND - APR 18, 2014
Butelka 0.3L. Złote klarowne, przygaszone. Drobna, biała piana, trwała i lekko znaczy szkło. Aromat: goździki, morele, przyprawy - pieprzowe, palona guma. Smak: trochę pokrywa się z aromatem ale do tego dochodzi sporo smaków od chmielu - owocowych i goryczkowych. Na finiszu średnia+ goryczka z posmakiem palonej gumy. Wysycenie średnie, ciało średnie, odczucie w ustach metaliczne. Faktycznie wyraźny charakter belgijskich drożdży wyczuwalny, mocno fenowolowe, trochę estrowe. Do ego sporo chmielu w porównaniu z typowymi belgami.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mike_77 (3131) - NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2014
Orangey colour with thin, quick receding head. Sweet aroma with a touch of banana and bread dough. Yeasty, spicy, peppery flavour but quite a thin, light watery taste overall.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Smalle (123) - Leuven, BELGIUM - APR 15, 2014
Aroma: no hops at first, some grains, grassy, yeasty. Not bad. The taste really doesn’t work for me: unbalanced combination of all kinds of tastes. Some hops and bitterness in the finish. Not very good.


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