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Yeastie Boys
Brewed at Invercargill Brewery

Style: Smoked
Wellington, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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They said it couldn’t be done, that it would be undrinkable, that we couldn’t use more than 5% heavy peated malt in a beer. So we carefully considered their advice and decided to try 100% instead. Rex Attitude is inspired by French techno and the whisky of Scotland’s west coast. Like the ’Auld Alliance’ it combines a little Scottish rogue with a dose of French je ne sais quoi. It is, as far as we know, the world’s first beer made from 100% heavy peated distilling malt.


Don’t fucking sniff it and swirl... this is Scottish malt. Drink it.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
imaragingbull (570) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 12, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy gold yellow with small dense off white head and good lace. Aromas of big peated malt, woodfire ash, bacon over a typical NZ hop berry, grapes fruit salad character. Medium body, medium carbonation, nutty-almond character, caramel-toffee sweetness coming through toward the finish. Big hit of peaty malt up front, lingering to a pleasant ongoing character.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorqui (2094) - Brescia, ITALY - JUL 1, 2013
Bottled 0,50L. Hazy and fraught yellow clear color, optimal bubbly presence and great creamy foamy head of lond duration and volume. Unusual smoked nose, little spiced and crisp; notes of smoked cheese, malty, honey. Fresh start in mouth, discreet alcoholic impact and realy prickly and lively taste. Very arid and bitter end with notes of ash and roast wood. Irregular but at the same time palatable.

1.9
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DylansDad (300) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 29, 2013
Next time I want to taste a mixture of scotch, ash, smoke, black carbonated scrapings from my fish smoker, burnt salmon fat and woodchips, burning plastic, burning eyebrows and medicine, now I know I can get it in one convenient bottle. Happy days!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
floydian1 (904) - FNQ, Australia, - MAY 2, 2013
330ml bottle from Oak Barrel, Sydney. Pale golden pour with a white head. Prominent smoky nose with peat and medinical notes that fortunately is not reflected too much on the tongue which is surprisingly mild comparatively, although smoky bacon and woody elements are still there to be enjoyed. Finishes dry with a subtle lingering smokiness. This is not a style I naturally warm to but this is one of the better smoked beers I have tasted.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - APR 23, 2013
Yeastie boys Rex attitude Fall ‘12... Smoky woody aroma, peat mild medicinal. Flavor is more of same, tempered by sweeter biscuit nutty malts. Well crafted, perceived as a smoky blonde marzen. Recalls ddc charbonniere with peat

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
crossovert (7018) - Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2013
Pricey 12 oz. Pours a hazy light golden, Smell out of the bottle is immediately bacony. It has notes of scotch, peat, bacon, campfire, with an underlying fruitiness that is almost cider-like or tropical. which seems a product of fermenting failure Flavor is campfire, malt sweetness, peat. It is full-on. A bit too carbonated though, the flavor evaporates almost leaving you with a smoky but bitingly sweet finish. The breadiness of the malt isn’t compromised and there is an acute malt sweetness running through it. It just is too much especially with the ridiculous carbonation that pretty much ruins it. Put it this way Schlenkerla totally rapes this, a beer can be produced with 100% peated malt but it takes a specific recipe, this is not it, this is just winging it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
junon (410) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - APR 10, 2013
That’s smokey. Sensory overload really. If you like smoked meat then this beer is for you. I would not suggest eating with this beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ratman197 (9542) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Bottle poured a clear gold with a lasting creamy white head. Aromasof peat smoke, bread and a hint of citrus. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of peat smoke, bread and a hint of fruittiness with a smooth lingering peat smoke finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
highlandlad (1413) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - MAR 23, 2013
A ferocious smoked ale made with 100% peated malt. If that doesn’t scare you, either you already love Hebridean whisky or you don’t know what you’re in for. I applaud the experiment but as someone who prefers the mellowness of Highland Park or Glenfarclas to Laphroiag or Lagavulin, this is too much of a good thing. Translucent gold with a thin but enduring head. The fierce, peaty aroma will sort the laddies from the jessies. It’s the kind of distinctive odour that leaves no room for fence-sitting. It’s earth, ash, iodine, bog-water, Islay whisky. Besides the peated malt there are light lemony notes. In the mouth, it’s lightly carbonated with a limber, lager-like body. It’s surprisingly sweet, but I guess something is needed to soften the assault on the senses from the malt, which sets about your tongue with the same vigour it brought to your nostrils. Highly phenolic. Smoke, mutton, ashtrays... Almost acrid in the finish. By the end of the bottle, my throat felt like the last time I smoked a cigarette, some time back in my stupid teens. Brave brewing. (11.2fl oz bottle from Leura Cellars.)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ALLOVATE (2356) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 17, 2013
I hoped they were referring to Frenchcore because this beer is just as extreme. At just on cool and into a snifter it pours with little enthusiasm. Settles a cloudy pastel orange with a wafer of suds atop. Aroma is heavy, heady and a tribute to Islay single malts - if that was their aim! So, so peaty and smoky hinting at smoked salmon and brine, bacon bits (the ones you sprinkle on a caesar salad), cigarette ash, sheep’s wool fresh shawn, overused chicken coops and charred oak. Assertive though by no means aggressive amount of smoked peat in the mouth. Fills every nook and cranny with an ashen burst of peat and heather, smoked pork and bonfire remains. Quite light in body and softly carbonated allowing it to rest upon the tongue well passed its bedtime. A clean crush of citrus cleanses keeping it grounded. I swear I have just smoked a treetrunk and feel light headed from it. This is something different altogether and like most rauchbiers has me hooked and wanting more. For something so pale to have so much fire is amazing. This is a tribute to great modern brewing. Lovely!!! (33cL, no date stamp, Cellarbrations Carlisle)


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