BrewDog Unleash the Yeast: Bavarian Weizen

Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: German Hefeweizen
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Weizen


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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (12006) - Troms, NORWAY - APR 9, 2015
330ml bottle, batch 243, from Vinmonopolet Bestillingsutvalget. Shared with Finn. Near-clear golden-brown body. Hazy last pour. Average off-white head, slowly diminishing leaving spotty lacing to the glass. Wheat fruity nose, lots a fresh peaches. Succulent taste of orange and peach, lightly spices. Mild citrus peels to the ending. Fine bodied. Refreshing and thirst quenching (Troms 08.04.2015).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finn (6989) - Troms, NORWAY - APR 9, 2015
Flaske 330ml spandert av Rune og delt med ham p Rundvannet 8 Apr 15. Gyldenbrun. Smpartikler. Middels hyt skum med rlite farge. God fruktaroma. Mest mandarin. Smaken er syrlig frukt. Grapefrukt dominerer. Balansert. Avslutter trt. Veldig uklar siste kvelling. Mye sedimenter igjen p flaska. Godt l!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DwarfeD (3212) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2015
33cl bottle at home. Hazy amber with a medium white soapy head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Quite sweet with some bitter tones. Banana, vanilla, citrus, grain, spices and some herbs. A decent brew.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrBlueSky93 (524) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle from Brewdog Online. Copper, orange, with single finger white head. Yeasty on the nose, touch of citrus, lemon. Much the same on the taste, possible banana, yeast is very strong on the taste!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
corkyrory66 (1772) - BELGIUM - DEC 5, 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 Bavarian weizen. Couleur abricot orang, avec beaucoup de particules en suspension. Bulles moyennes trs dissmines. Mousse blanc beige qui vient 2 mm stable. Armes sur un fantastique ensemble houblon/fruits blancs/levure/crales, plutt fruit. 1re bouche soyeuse avec une prise de caractre sur du malt clair et houblon bien tranchant. Arrire-bouche dune amertume dense et bien prcise. 2me sur un trs bel quilibre malt/houblon. Arrire-bouche sur des pices, dont le poivre vert du moulin. 3me au remarquable ensemble trs riche, complexe fruit/bois blanc. Arrire-bouche bien dense et frache la fois. La longueur dveloppe encore le registre, avec quelques fleurs et de la haie vive. Les jambes sont denses et serres. La levure est de classe, un rien sale. Lalcool est parfait pour rvler tout le potentiel, et garder lamertume dattaque. La finale est de toute beaut. CONCLUSION: une trs grande ipa, dguste dans un verre ipa de la cte belge, et qui donne toutes ses lettres de noblesse au genre, et par effet indirect, la levure bavaroise.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (11552) - Hasselager, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2014
Bottle @ Home. Pours hazy golden with a huge white head, lacings. Aroma of malt, yeast, grass, citrus, lemon. Flavor is light sweet, malty, yeast, little vanilla, grass, citrus. Medium body, lively carbonation, light bitter finish. 051214

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mzaar (3206) - Varberg, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2014
Flaska. Mrkgul med ett medelstort vitt skum. Dofter av malt, jst och citrus. Smakinslag av jst, grs, malt och banan. Torr munknsla. Snygg beska.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (26261) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 27, 2014
Bottled. ORangeish golden colour with a mediumsized creamy white head. Aroma clashes to a spicy fruitiness with some grassy ntoes as well. Flavour is toffee, spices, citrus, grass and some herbs. The bitterness and yeast isnt the best combination...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (5006) - BELGIUM - NOV 16, 2014
The second beer tasted from this series and side by side with the three others. Shows a somewhat better head retention and deeper orange to amberish colour than the others. Aroma and taste indeed reflect the classic banana- and clove-like flavours we are used to from Hefeweizen, but is less strong and less perfumey than the American Ale version; this came out as the second best of the series to me. In terms of style: lets be serious here, this is not a Hefeweizen at all, this is an American pale ale fermented with Hefeweizen yeast, but with the same long, dry, perfumey and citrussy hoppiness in the finish as most other APAs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (13744) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2014
Bottle. Creamy White good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy and yeasty aroma. Moderate bitter nice hefe flavor. Loads of fruity esters. banana. Acerage moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Nice.

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