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adj. yeast·i·er, yeast·i·est
1. Of, similar to, or containing yeast: yeasty dough.
2. Causing or characterized by unrest or agitation; turbulent: the yeasty days before the new government was established.
3. Frothy; frivolous: a yeasty comedy.
4. Full of productivity or vitality; exuberantly creative.

yeast′i·ly adv.
yeast′i·ness n.
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He owned a flour mill, and although I don't bake much, I like to think I can detect a trace of yeastiness from all the bread that must have been baked in the house in those early years.
Medium yellow-gold to the eye, with good weight; the nose is a heady mix of tree and tropical fruits, with a touch of yeastiness; the fruit and yeast are well integrated, in flavor and texture; the finish extends for quite some time, balanced and supple; good value.
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Made predominantly from the champagne grapes of chardonnay and pinot noir, plus a spot of chenin blanc, it has a bit of citrussy zing, a bit of toasty yeastiness and bags of bubbly presence.
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There's a strong flavor of honey without any sense of it being overly sweet or the yeastiness so typical of generic beer brands.
There was 'a yeastiness in the air that was due to a great deal of unrestrained and irreverent frivolity', and 'an air of continuous improvisation'.