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BrewDog Unleash the Yeast: Pilsen Lager

Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Imperial Pils/Strong Pale Lager
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland


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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lopisar (249) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2014
Golden color with sticky thin head. Hoppy fruity aroma alot more like a pale ale. The taste is similar with only very subtle yeast notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gurthnar (5018) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 7, 2014
Bottle. Aroma mostly American hops, very light yeast background. Clear orange colour. Taste is mostly hoppy, with weak malt backbone and again very light yeast in the background. The yeast failed to present itself significantly, which is predictable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
minutemat (4429) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2014
330ml bottle from Brewdog.com. Medium bodied, fruity, fresh, sweet-tasting not dissimilar to some of the new tropical-fruit esque single-hop IPAs I’ve tasted from Brewdog recently. Alright.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
melush (2949) - SPAIN - APR 30, 2014
Botella de 33 cl, en tienda XXXII. Color dorado. Sabor a malta, muy ligeramente citrico y dulce, suave.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
AndySnow (6812) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget, had at home.
Appearance: Clear golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Citrus, yeast, fruit.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Sweet malt, grass, some caramel, a hint of alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (14269) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2014
Bottle shared @ weekly tasting with Dutchdrebus, Thompson and Ansjelaah. Clear almost fluorescent orange color, small white head. Nice aroma of lightly malts, hops, lightly fruity. Taste malts, moderately bitter but a touch of sweetness at the same time, lightly fruity. Average body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ansjelaah (1747) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2014
Bottle @benzai. Clear golden color with a white head. Smells and tastes hoppy, sweet, fruity, malts. Low carbo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Thompson (644) - - APR 24, 2014
Medium/small head... clear orange colour... smell old water malty yeasty flat... taste watery little sweet...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DutchDrebus (5612) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2014
Bottle @ benzai. Clear golden colour with a small to medium sized off-white head. Smells fresh, slightly fruity, malts, slightly hay. Tastes sweetish, malty, a bit meh.. Like a sweet pilsener with low carbo. Thin to medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
weark (654) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - APR 22, 2014
Clear golden color with a small white head good lacing - Aroma is malty, honig, floral hops hints of citrus - Aroma is malty and floral - Light body, light/medium bitterness, soft carbonation, dry & crisp, dry floral bitter finish- Too soft carbonation, decent but not amazing

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