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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Strong Pale Lager/Imperial Pils
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheCametron (1877) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle. Tasted alongside the other 3. Pours deep gold and clear with an initially large White head that quickly subsides. The most understated aroma of the four. This was far hoppier than a typical svetle. Much higher alcohol content as well which makes it unfair to compare. I enjoyed the fuller bodied hoppier variation of a style which Iím all too familiar with. Good effort.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kryon (1470) - SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2013
Pours light amber with no head Almost no aromas Typical pilsner taste with nice sweetness ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ktwse (2212) - SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2013
Pours clear golden amber with low white head. Aroma of pilsner, bread, caramel. Taste is bready bitter, light lingering bitter finish. Body is light with soft carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sputnikus (96) - Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours amber liquid with solid white head. Aroma is hopped up, really unusual for pilsen, with citruses, biscuits and some spiciness. Taste is sweet (in a nice way, kinda like drinking sponge cake) and well rounded, Full body with creamy texture and soft carbonation. Spicy finish doesnít last for long. Well, itís hoppy and sweet pilsen lager, not my glass of beer, but not bad either.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (966) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2013
330 bottle, had this out of the bottle. Had this straight after a normal pilsner and straight away the hops come into play here in the nose. The beer has a solid malty body and a crisp bitter finish. Very much a pilsner with just an extra added hop character. Nice

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (4251) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2013
33 cl. bottle split with Kraddel. Procured by him. BBF 07/10/2014. Bright clear amber / orange with a disappearing white head. Smell is full of fruity USA hops, tangerine, orange, all on the fruity & mellow side with candy sugar, seems pretty odd to use such dominant hops to showcase yeast but okay it is BrewDog. Taste is pretty sweet, lots of sweet fruits, very sweet, tangerine, caramel, toffee, faint grass, oranges, sweetness covers everything. Body is pretty thick, bit yeast heavy. It is a pretty odd & contradictory brew, not sure what this was meant to be but this is a pretty odd brew for something that has pils yeast in it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (3615) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2013
pours clear blonde rather big white head smells rather hoppy good carbo taste is hoppy, bit bitter. creamy malty taste very gentle, yet much taste . every single craftbeer-lager says its better than regular lagers . only think oertype and imperialist are so far . than comes this . which is also damn nice . so brewdog , skip the fake lager , and make THIS youíre lager . now its just youíre ítemp. lager yeast beer í...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7315) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2013
From the 4 pack. At first sniff the difference between this and the American is extraordinary; all lean sappy shrub, honey, sesame, soft leather- all things I associate with a quality German/Czech lager and would attribute, in my ignorance, to hops or malt. Pours slightly Martian gold with more ornately frilled white lace than the American. Soft honeyed lager flavour with biscuits dunked in bitter black tea, sesame streaks, buttery orange peel, gently soapy bitterness, thistle sap, light booze. A very, very wee dab of the Americanís mandarin hop comes out very late in the drinking process. Sweet and rounded- atypically BrewDog. A beer that tasted great and (6600 beers in) changed my opinion about beer. You canít ask for more than that.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 1, 2013
33cl, as BrewDog Pilsen Lager, new exclusive Scottish brew, Anno 2013, from Geers Oostakker, complex brew, malty/floral and slightly woody/sweet, balanced, clear, good head, nice brew

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (2915) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 24, 2013
33cl bottle from Appellation Wines. Appearance - bright amber with a nice lacy head. Nose - cake mixture and a touch of citrus. Taste - oranges with cake mixture. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly fresh finish. Overall - not sure itís very typical of a pilsen but pretty good all the same.


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