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 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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fonefan (49427) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2014

Bottle 330ml.

[ As BrewDog Unleash the Yeast: American Ale ].
Clear medium orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, grass, grapefruit, hop oil notes. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, grass, grapefruit, yeast and butterscotch notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140405]

yespr (45508) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2014
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy to cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is peachy and light grapefruity. Grapefruity and mild peachy. Bitter and light fruity finish.

Ungstrup (37677) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2014
Bottled. A golden beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of straw, malt, and hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of straw and malt, leading to a bitter finish.

joergen (28177) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2014
Draught at Mikkeller & Friends. Clear orange coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of hops and pine needles with notes of citrus peel. Fruity flavour of hops, pine needles and petroleum. Hoppy finish.

anders37 (26657) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a white head. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus finish.

oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 27, 2014
Bottled. Orangeish golden colour with a mediumsized white head. Aroma is fruity, floral, mild grass and some toffeeish notes. Flavour is toffee, fruits, floral notes as well as some herbal notes. Balanced.

omhper (25160) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2014
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Almost clear deep golden, pale amber, mid sized head. Floral orangy hops up front. Mid aweet with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Citrus, bread and peppermint. Resinous bitter finish. A completely different beer than the Trappist. Had I not tried them side by side and knew what they were I could not have believed how much they have in common.

madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2013
13th December 2013
Light haze on this amber beer, tidy white head. Palate starts smooth but has a minerally crisp trailing edge. Smooth malt, semi sweet and semi dry. I know this is a yeast showcase but there is a little too much of it in the mid. Decent orange hops with a nice tangerine bite bring things around. Semi dry finish.

cgarvieuk (24536) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 7, 2013
bottle at home ... golden amber ... small white head soft floral fruit ... light soft peach nose ... ligth turkish delight .. soft passion 7 ...light thin bright fruits ... low peppery bitter fruit .7

fiulijn (20516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle from Pibar, Lausanne; batch 240, bb 10-10-14
Hazy bright amber color with small compact head. Nice aroma, hoppy, delicate resins and fruits, with a pleasant earthy and sweaty side. The mouthfeel is dry; some malt and toffee flavor, but also somehow metallic; strong bitterness, with some hop resins, otherwise not much hop quality.

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