BrewDog Unleash the Yeast: Belgian Trappist

Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Belgian Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland


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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 45   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (20596) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2016
Bottle at home in London - think I got this one from an online shop. Best By 26/09/2014. So, this one is vintage. Pours clear gold with a frothy white head that settles into a filmy lace. Suggestions of oxidation in the nose, some caramel, berries, hints of cardboard, bread, grains. Medium to heavy sweet flavour with rich bready malts and caramel, some toasted grains, light bitter grain husk, hay, tangerine, orange peel. Medium bodied with average carbonation and oily texture. Sugary finish, with continuing rich and bready malts, some lightly gooey caramel, ripening berries, touches of citrus, husky grains, lightly toasted cereal. Overall, its not bad. The aging has given it a novel layer. Pretty drinkable stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Svesse (8358) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2016
(Bottle) Amber colour, slightly hazy, with frothy, off-white head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of dried fruit, apricots, orange peel and hints of spicy yeast. Malty, fruity taste with apricots, orange peel, caramel, slightly spicy/earthy hints of yeast and a balanced citric bitterness. Medium body, with a touch of sweetness. A bit restrained and lacking some harmony, but fairly tasty and interesting experiment. Quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hoppy_Luke (1739) - Poznań, POLAND - JAN 28, 2015
Trzecia odsłona "wyzwolenia drożdży" i wnioski pozostają niezmienne... Szczerze powiem, że bardzo przypominało mi degustowane niedawno Bavarian Weizen. O walorach wizualnych nie będę się rozpisywał - oglnie było ok. Pachniało też "po belgijsku", ale w smaku znw czegoś brakowało. Uważam, że wysycenie też było zbyt niskie. Powtrzę się znw - eksperyment fajny, ale piwa do najciekawszych nie należą.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrBlueSky93 (524) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle from Brewdog Online. Gold, Orange colour, finger white head. Aroma, fruity, grassy with some spice. Taste is much the same, with some toffee, and malty sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
corkyrory66 (1812) - BELGIUM - DEC 2, 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 la levure trappiste belge, ou tout le moins un clone valable. Couleur orang, abricot, avec un lger trouble. Bulles moyennes pas trs nombreuses. Mousse qui est un nappage crmeux de surface, stable. Armes de fruits mrs, agrumes, seigle, pain gris. 1re bouche assez grasse avec une prise sur le malt clair, trs belle amertume. Arrire-bouche sur lcurie, avec une pointe dOrval. 2me la belle matire, quilibre malt/houblon. Arrire-bouche sur lamertume, assez complexe. 3me la densit plus importante. Arrire-bouche plus malte. La longueur donne une belle progression avec du bois blanc. Les jambes sont fines et marques. La levure est douce et fine. Lalcool est efficace pour le soutien des saveurs. La finale donne un retour lOrval. CONCLUSION: une trs belle bire, nen dplaise certains. Evidemment, si on sen rfre au nom de ltiquette, on na rien compris, et en tant que trappiste elle serait un peu bizarre, quoique lOrval en soit une aussi!!!! Mais il sagit ici de levure trappiste greffe sur un type ipa, un peu comme les greffes des ceps de vigne, et l on peut coter haut ...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (26415) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 27, 2014
Bottled. Orangeish golden colour with a small wite head. Aroma is fruity, floral, grassy and some toffeeish notes along with a rather strong spiciness. Flavour is spices, toffee, fruits, nectar, some grass and mild malty sweetness. Also some mild spices and earth in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (5105) - BELGIUM - NOV 16, 2014
The Belgian version in this interesting series, with snow white, sticky and stable head and deep orangey blonde colour, hazy. Has the same citrussy and aromatic hop bitterness as the three others; aroma is not much more complex than the most neutral of the four (the Pilsen Lager one), but does show some Belgian trappist beer-like fruitiness and yeastiness, though in a restrained kind of way. I prefer the aroma of a real Belgian trappist ale, this was, frankly, a bit boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
veceo (1362) - Pula, CROATIA, - NOV 10, 2014
Hazy amber color, big off white creamy head. Aroma of yeast, malt, grass and some fruitiness. Medium body, lively carbonation. Medium sweet, light bitter taste. Short bitter finish. Empty and flat. Trappist embarrassment.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
azzie (819) - Pula, CROATIA - NOV 6, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2014 Bottle 0,33l, bought at Beer Paradise in Palmanova (Italy). Hazy amber liquid, yellowish big head. Medium body, light carbonation. Medium bitterness, light sweetness. Ok but maybe too thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sblsimone85 (379) - USA - OCT 19, 2014
Ottima idea quella di tenere la base di una birra e cambiare il lievito. Questa utilizzando lievito belga di tipo trappista fa uscire note classiche da triple ---Rated BY Italianbeer85

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