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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: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   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

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hansvf's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hansvf (444) - - FEB 18, 2014
Lekker, heel zoet. Doordrinkbaar. Hij is al op dus verder niet zoveel over de zeggen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hoppy_Luke (827) - Poznań, POLAND - JAN 28, 2015
Panowie z BrewDoga tym razem stworzyli serię Unleash The Yeast. To cztery piwa o tym samym składzie i mocy, ale do produkcji każdego z nich użyto innego szczepu drożdży. Miało to pokazać jak duży wpływ na smak mają właśnie drożdże. Jak będzie po spróbowaniu wszystkich - zobaczymy... Na pierwszy ogień poszedł Pilsen Lager. Ładnie pachnący chmielem i owocami o ciemnożółtej barwie trunek prezentował się w szkle całkiem dobrze. Przynajmniej przez chwilę, gdyż ozdoba pod postacią piany nie została ze mną zbyt długo. Szaleństwa po lagerze się nie spodziewałem i tak też było. Nic ciekawego się nie wydarzyło. Trochę tych owoców wyczułem również w smaku, niewielka goryczka i ogólnie dość płaski smak. Zakładam, że następne piwa z serii będą ciekawsze.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrBlueSky93 (504) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle from Brewdog Online. Copper-gold colour with 1 finger beige head. Aroma of floral and fruity notes. Taste much the same with some grainy touches.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (1009) - BELGIUM - DEC 1, 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 la pilsen lager. Couleur orangé, abricot (ce qui, pour une pils, fait déjà à la fois bizarre et plaisir ….). Apparence avec un trouble relativement important (tout aussi bizarre, vous avez dit bizarre??). Bulles fines mais pas très nombreuses (voir parenthèse précédente). Mousse beige tendre, bien épaisse, avec cratères. Superbe (voir parenthèse précédente). Arômes d’agrumes tendres, croissant au beurre, miel d’acacia. 1ère bouche soyeuse à la prise sur des épices, poivre, muscade, miel de méli (oh souvenir…). Arrière-bouche bien houblonéée sur un malt grillé. 2ème bouche superbe, en poussée sur la levure (unleash …). Arrière-bouche qui accentue nettement l’amertume. 3ème au très bel équilibre, avec un peu de tabac brun. Arrière-bouche longue et fortemetn imprégéne, avec cannelle et santal. La longueur offre un fantastique développement sur les fruits, le bois blanc, et des épices un peu exotiques. Les jambes sont parfaitement unies et lisses. La levure : on lira la conclusion . L’alcool est bien dosé pour ce genre d’épreuve test, et répond à l’attente. La finale est ineffable. CONCLUSION : voici la preuve manifeste que le problème de la pils n’est pas dans sa levure, mais dans ses autres ingrédients et surtout dans son procédé de fermentation. Si toutes les pils étaient comme celle-ci, je boirais autant de pils que de belges !!!!!!!&

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (23671) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 27, 2014
Bottled. Orangeish golden colour with a small white creamy head. Aroma is a bunch of fruity and floral notes with some sweet malts to it as well. Flavour is very similar, and actually has very clean tastes, which work well together.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (3670) - BELGIUM - NOV 16, 2014
The bottom-fermented variant in this series, with the least amount of fruitiness and spiciness, though some of it is still there (I guess this hasn’t been lagered cold for a long time as would be custom for most bottom-fermented beers). Snow white, stable and sticky head though a bit less thick than the three others, deep orange blonde colour, less hazy than the others. Aroma, as said, is the most neutral of the four, with caramelly and biscuity maltiness and perfumey, citrussy, American hoppiness dominating. Like the three others, this cannot be separated from its brethren; I recommand a side by side tasting of all four and starting with this one, building up to the American Ale version, which shows the most complexity and the most attractive bouquet. If I would, however, evaluate this all by itself, I’d reckon it is among the better lagers I had so far. Difficult to judge!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
veceo (930) - CROATIA - NOV 10, 2014
Hazy amber color, average sized white head. Medium body, average carbonation. Aroma is grassy, malty and hoppy. Nothing specific pops out. Light sweet, light bitter taste. Tasty enough, but completely boring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
azzie (527) - - NOV 6, 2014
Bottle 0.33l, bought at Beer Paradise in Palmanova (Italy). Hazy amber liquid with average off-white head. Medium body, light carbonation. Long finish. Corny, honey sweet. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sblsimone85 (375) - USA - OCT 19, 2014
Ottima idea quella di tenere la base di una birra e cambiare il lievito. Questa con lieviti di stampo pilsner, porta a note erbacee e floreali al contrario delle altre tre che erano più fruttate. ---Rated BY Italianbeer85

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShaneJ (771) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle from BrewDog online store (Nov 2013). Clear gold-amber, white head, grassy, caramel, toast, slight grainy/cereal character, medium grassy bitterness, low sweetness, dry crisp finish. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VDuquerroux (818) - Airvault, FRANCE - SEP 22, 2014
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A brown orange opaque beer with several hues. Medium white head, average retention. Fruity aroma (quince), caramel, herbs. Light to medium sweet, medium pleasant bitter. Medium body and texture, good carbonation, sweet finish with a bitter note. Overall, the most convincing of this series with the american ale : aroma++, taste/palate+.

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