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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hansvf (852) - - FEB 18, 2014
Ruikt weer lekker hoppig, iets pittiger dan de andere drie maar niet heel veel anders.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (12071) - Troms, NORWAY - APR 9, 2015
330ml bottle, batch 240, from Vinmonopolet Bestillingsutvalget. Shared with Finn. Hazy amber coloured body. Rocky off-white head, fine duration. Aroma of citrus on a backbone of grass. Sappy fruity taste added by herbal hops and a backdrop of yeasty fruitiness. Final touch of dried fruits. Rounded mouth feel. Nice (Troms 08.04.2015).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finn (7039) - Troms, NORWAY - APR 9, 2015
Flaske 330ml spandert av Rune og delt med ham p Rundvannet 8 Apr 15. Aprikosfarget. Lavt skum. Litt uklar. Gjennomgende preg av fersken & plommer. Myk munnflelse. Gjrmete siste kvelling.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nihtila (3432) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2015
16.11.2013. Hedelminen, humalainen tuoksu, jotain apan ja ipan vlilt. Kohtuullisen hedelminen, kohtuullisen kevyt. Ihan kelpo tuotos.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hoppy_Luke (1739) - Poznań, POLAND - FEB 3, 2015
Ostatnia odsłona Unleash The Yeast. I ze wszystkich najlepsza! Bardzo przyjemny owocowy aromat - owoce leśne, nieco cytrusw... Wyczuwalny słd. W smaku bardzo przyjemna goryczka, cała paleta owocw. Idealna wręcz kontra słodowa, średnie wysycenie. Bardzo pijalne piwo pomimo tego, że jest dość treściwe. Podsumowując serię Unleash The Yeast, wychodzi na to, że zmiana jednego składnika - drożdży może zupełnie zmienić charakter piwa!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
corkyrory66 (1812) - BELGIUM - DEC 3, 2014
Bire qui fait partie dune remarquable srie de 4 bires consacres la levure. Chaque bire a le mme niveau abv de 6,3%, les mmes houblons Centennial et Amarillo, et les 3 mmes malts: Pale Ale, Munich et Cara. La diffrence tant donc dans la veine de levure. Ici une American ale. Couleur orang abricot, avec un tout lger trouble (esthtique). Bulles fines par dizaines en colonnes diverses. Mousse qui est un nappage crmeux de surface. Armes superbes dagrumes, pamplemousse, fleurs de houblon. 1re bouche souple la magnifique prise sur les agrumes, amertume franche. Arrire-bouche sur le pamplemousse et quelques fruits blancs. 2me exceptionnelle sur le fruit et lamertume. Arrire-bouche bien nette, franche. 3me au got trs fin, avec de la cerise blanche. Arrire-bouche un peu comme un lixir. La longueur dveloppe la complexit, avec du bois blanc, pointe de cassis, girofle, herbes. Les jambes sont grasses et marques. La levure est riche, pice, fleurie, un rien poivre. Lalcool est trs bien pour lapprciation de la fracheur. La finale donne de jolies nuances. CONCLUSION: une trs grande version de ce trs bel ipa, qui rend justice aux States pour la nuance agrumique de leurs bires.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (26415) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (5105) - BELGIUM - NOV 16, 2014
One of the four beers in this interesting Brewdog experiment, in which a fairly complex and hoppy beer is each time fermented with a different type of yeast. This one, like the others, bears a stable, snow white, moussy head and shows a deep orange blonde colour, but turned a bit more hazy than the others and had a kind of pinkish hue. Aroma much stronger than the others, delicately perfumed with rose petals, citrus peel, vanilla, white wine, kiwi, strawberries and grapefruit, apart from the biscuit and walnut tones from the malt. Taste reflects this, exotic fruits, utterly flowery, perfumey and ethereal, very citrussy, over the nutty and slightly toasted malt backbone; long, very floral, peppery and very citrussy hop finish. To me and the two other people tasting this, this stood out as the best and most complex of these four beers, but I do wonder if it indeed has exactly the same hop profile as the others...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
veceo (1362) - Pula, CROATIA, - NOV 10, 2014
Hazy amber color, average sized off white head. Medium body, average carbonation. Aroma of exotic fruits, citrus and a hint of pine. Medium sweet, light bitter taste. The best one from this yeast series, by far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
azzie (819) - Pula, CROATIA - NOV 6, 2014
Bottle 0.33l, bought at Beer Paradise in Palmanova (Italy). Hazy amber liquid, yellowish average head. Medium to full body, light carbonation. Fruity. Good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sblsimone85 (379) - USA - OCT 19, 2014
Ottima idea quella di tenere la base di una birra e cambiare il lievito. Questa America ale ne fa scaturire profumi più fruttati. ---Rated BY Italianbeer85

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