Yeastie Boys
Brewed at Invercargill Brewery

Style: Belgian Ale
Wellington, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
Red Rackham is a redoubtable red ale whose unique character brings back swashbuckling memories of our past seasonal releases ’Plan K’ and ’Return to Magenta’. Another style bending ale, it is rich and strong with a good deal more hop than the average Belgian ale and far more funk than the hoppy new world ambers. Pop a cap now on this limited release rogue ale and discover the secret treasure hidden within... or bury a few bottles, draw yourself a map for future reference, and rediscover the bounty in coming years.

Pdubyah's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pdubyah (592) - Auckland, - OCT 29, 2012
It’s fairly competent as a Belgium beer, it’s sweet and tart and not unpleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (5095) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2014
Bottled. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. The aroma is fruity and yeasty. Clear, copper coloured with an off-white head. The taste is little sweet with a more bitter finish. It has citrus fruitiness, some wine, some caramel and raisin, yeast... Very funky. Smooth carbonation. Nice,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopRedHead (397) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 5, 2013
Bottle from Mane Liquor, sitting at the back of my fridge for quite some time. Pours a nice amber colour with a creamy off-white head. Upfront fruity esters, cherries, touch herbaceous. Flavours are lightly sour, bit of peppery fruit and a hit of belgian yeast sweetness. Strawberries and cherry stickiness. Bitterness was a touch lighter than anticipated but still a killer drop.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DylansDad (552) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 29, 2013
As per reviews below, cloves, spices, honey, funk etc. Tastes like I should be cooking with it, not drinking. Actually, it might be good to have a couple of sips of this after a sticky dessert. Unfortunately, I hardly ever eat dessert.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 27, 2012
Nice red colour with thick white head. Wood varnish aroma, but as warms up gives nice hop aroma. After initial weird flavour and aroma, gets much better. Hey Stu please add warning "Best at above room temp!!!"

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 12, 2012
Pour is clear copper/amber with a frothy, white, mostly diminishing head with excellent lacing. Nose is sweet, resinous pine, estery belgian yeast, cherry, icing sugar, raspberry and alcohol. Its a heavy malt sweetness in the flavour with more glace cherry and some more hints of berry. Mouthfeel is smooth, fairly full bodied, lively carbonation. I like american ambers and I love belgian ales, but I cant help feeling this falls between the two. Top marks to Yeastie Boys for pushing the envelope yet again though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nedmuzza (13) - - AUG 27, 2012
this is not just a red beer - its a great red beer. Funky, bursting with character and mouth feel with clean end notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 24, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2012 This was awesome! I loved it, had so many competing flavours that balanced each other out. Loved that funk in it. Just had so much life and body, with a great mouthfeel. I think this is well underrated as a beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
slooter (1) - AUSTRALIA - APR 30, 2012 does not count
Terrific beer, underrated by hop heads of course but has impeccable balance and a glorious texture. Caramel, berries, bready and citrus at the end. Loads of malt inspired stuff with the hops peaking through at the end. Great acid, top notch structure. An inspired beer. Key words: balance and texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wombata (606) - Kobe, JAPAN - APR 12, 2012
Bottle. Aroma: Sour, yeast, pear, honey and sweet malt, red currant. Palate: Very nice, rich mouth feel Flavor: Sweet honey, malt, roasted grain with a caramel note, dried orange. These flavors appear from the initial attack through the mid-palate and through a long finish. Comments: Sweet without being excessively so. Outstanding. This is really outside the box. Likely to appeal to the more adventurous who like lambics or funky white wines.

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