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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (5255) - Shrewsbury, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (8911) - ITALY - MAY 30, 2014
Bottle leggermente ambrata buona schiuma discreta persistenza agrumati citrico leggero mirtillo discreto amaro resinoso buona seccheza

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DroolYeast (1436) - Aalborg, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SVD (1879) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dedollewaitor (16017) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gurthnar (5715) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mzaar (3344) - Varberg, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2014
Flaska frn SB. Klar orange med medelstort, snart frsvinnande, vitt skum. Dofter av apelsin, tallbarr, karamell och grapefrukt. Smakinslag av citrus, karamell och tr. Medelstor beska, medelfyllig kropp.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndySnow (7469) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daje (4334) - 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 doesnt add much in terms of profile. Pretty standard hoppy pale ale with less bite than usual

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ansjelaah (1747) - 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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