BrewDog Unleash the Yeast: American Ale

Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: American Pale Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland


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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   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 isnt 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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShaneJ (855) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle from Online Store (Nov 2014). Clear amber/gold, thin white head, peaches, ripe apricots, pine, toffee/caramel, medium bitterness, medium sweetness, medium body, fruity sweet finish. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VDuquerroux (1455) - Airvault, Haut-Poitou, FRANCE - SEP 22, 2014
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A clear brown orange opaque beer with a medium white head. Average retention. Aroma of tropical fruits, resin. Medium bitter refreshing and medium sweet. Medium body and light texture. Average to soft carbonation, bittersweet finish with a warming note. Overall, a good one for this series (aroma++, taste/palate+).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmrmwel (1925) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours golden with a creamy head. Aroma is fruity hops with apricots, as well as roasted, grainy malts. Flavour is roasted malts with toffee, as well as a hoppy orange peel giving a balanced bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stuu666 (11980) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours golden amber, taste is burnt toffee, dry, bitter and harsh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (2694) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2014
On tap @ BrewDog Shepherds Bush. Hazy golden brown. A thin cream-coloured skin of head hides and mega-lacing. Aroma has the farmyard earthiness of a sour, the spiciness of a wheat beer and the fruitiness of an amber session ale. What am I about to drink? says I. Taste is fruity sweet, with a hint of sour bitter at the end. A bit of a musty aftertaste. Odd and not an APA by normal definition, but you have to take these beers as you find them.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (14463) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is pine, malt, citrus, hop. Flavour is pine, malt, hop, citrus, peaches. Medium body. Ordinary beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (2427) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2014
Tap at brewdog shepherds bush. Pours a fairly murky amber/brown with a slightly off white head. Sweet aroma with toffee, grass, light toast. Medium body, medium carbonation. There's a treacly, pecan pie taste with lemon, orange. It's sweet but not cloying. Nice., ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (12382) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 1, 2014
from la Mise en Bire - hazy dark orange beer with a little foam left; ripe fruity hoppiness and light bready; a good malt body, juicy palate and light sweet; gently bitter, rounded and clean fruity hoppy finish with more bready notes

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Calisky (2725) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JUL 26, 2014
Couleur orange-ambre, belle mousse blanche. Nez bien houblonn pins, fruit, agrumes. Gout houblonn fruit, notes pches, amertume de pins. Bonne amertume en fin de bouche, assez longue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (10623) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2014
Keg at Brewdog Shepards bush. Aroma is nice berry hop, orange blossom and citrus. Flavour is base malt, nutty, honey and nice fruity hop, orange hop. Nice clean ferment. Palate is slight sweet, medium subdued bitterness. Honeysuckle. Solid very drinkable beer.

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