BrewDog Unleash the Yeast: American Ale

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


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RATINGS: 163   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 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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minutemat (5940) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2014
330ml bottle from Pours hazy orange with vibrant orange / vanilla icing aroma. Lovely fruity hops in the taste, orange, caramel, vanilla, citrus, a crisp and flavoursome pale.

daniele (9550) - ITALY - MAY 30, 2014
Bottle leggermente ambrata buona schiuma discreta persistenza agrumati citrico leggero mirtillo discreto amaro resinoso buona seccheza

DroolYeast (1635) - Odder, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2014
Draft @ BrewDog Edinburgh. Aroma is very citrus hoppy, crisp. Almost a sweet smell. Hazy light amber with virtually no head. Hoppy taste, quite bitter, dry, light sweetness. Finish is dry. Soapy texture. Lively carbonation.

SVD (2071) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2014
33CL bottle at home, orange beer with a medium head, aroma is citrus, tropical fruit, taste is citrus, tropical fruit, bitter. Very nice

Dedollewaitor (16322) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2014
Tap @ C4 Pale Ale Festival, 2014. Pours hazy dark golden with a white creamy head. Yeast, phenols, rubber, citrus and caramel. Medium bodied.

Gurthnar (6172) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 7, 2014
Bottle. Aroma assertive citrusy fruity hoppy. This yeast brought out the hops more. Clear orange colour. Taste is citrusy, lightly tart hoppy, American. Quite clean. Enjoyable, a bit thin bodied. Overall good drinkable beer.

mzaar (3595) - Varberg, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2014
Flaska från SB. Klar orange med medelstort, snart försvinnande, vitt skum. Dofter av apelsin, tallbarr, karamell och grapefrukt. Smakinslag av citrus, karamell och trä. Medelstor beska, medelfyllig kropp.

AndySnow (7996) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget, had at home.
Appearance: Clear golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Fruit, orange, caramel, citrus.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Citrus, fruit, hops, some perfume.

daje (4436) - NORWAY - APR 26, 2014
Bottle. Hazy golden body with a white head. Weak hoppy aroma of tropical fruits and herbs. Taste of bread, apricot, grass. The beer feels a bit simple as the yeast is so clean it doesn’t add much in terms of profile. Pretty standard hoppy pale ale with less bite than usual

ansjelaah (1748) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2014
Bottle @benzai. Orange color with no head. Smells and tastes citrus, hoppy, fruity, bitter, caramel. The best of the unleash the yeast, but still not great.

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