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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   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


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (4164) - 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 (3482) - 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 you’re lager . now its just you’re ’temp. lager yeast beer ’...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7285) - NUNEATON, Top 22, 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 American’s 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 can’t ask for more than that.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BoBoChamp (5575) - 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 (2701) - 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 it’s very typical of a pilsen but pretty good all the same.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (15420) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2013
21st November 2013
Bright clear amber beer with a good white head. Smooth palate, slightly soft. Good fine carbonation. Soft bready malts, fairly sweet. Malt cream. Light citrus and even a touch of spice. Finishes soft. Not a bad beer but not feeling very Pils like.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (6354) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2013
330 ml bottle. Pours a copper colour with a white head. Aroma of bread, some glue notes and grapefruit. Flavour of musty bready malts, grass, floral notes and weak metallic notes. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8196) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2013
Bottle. Hazy golden brown with an off white foam. Aromas are caramel and biscuit with cereal. Light lemon with nutty and damp cardboard notes. Floral and grassy with hints of tropical fruit. Flavours are sweet caramel and grain with grassy notes. Lightly nutty with low pine and grapefruit bitterness. Peppery and fairly boozy to finish. Decent.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (14778) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 19, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2013 Tap at brew dog... Copper... Thin white head... Sify sweet grassy nose... Dry toffee fruitd... Light grassy yeast.. Ligt dry finish bottle at home ... golden amber ... small white head soft toffee ...light cardboard...light watermolon nose 6... dull soft fruits .. peach toffee ... soft malts ... 6

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
teorn88 (1939) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2013
Keg at BD Camden. It pours a clear golden body with a medium white head. Aroma is grass, grains and dough. Taste is grassy and grainy with good bitterness and some more flour notes. Medium body and lively carbonation. Decent


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