Yeastie Boys
Brewed at Invercargill Brewery

Style: Smoked
Wellington, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
They said it couldnít be done, that it would be undrinkable, that we couldnít 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 Scotlandís west coast. Like the íAuld Allianceí it combines a little Scottish rogue with a dose of French je ne sais quoi. It is, as far as we know, the worldís first beer made from 100% heavy peated distilling malt.

Donít fucking sniff it and swirl... this is Scottish malt. Drink it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluevegie (3069) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2011
Drinks alright which was a surprise for me after hearing reports it was awful, loads of peat in the aroma with smoked ham in the taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pentaz (1256) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours unclear golden with a fully lasting and light lacing big foamy off-white head. Aroma is heavy wooden smoke, hay, peat, a little iodine, grass, candy, leather. Taste is medium+ sweet and light+ bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily/light sticky, carbonation is medium. Finish is sweet and the smoke lingers for quite a while. I expected the flavor to be way more earthy, but the sweetness and smoke took the stage. Itís quite easily drinkable, and I think would be great to put with food. An extra point for being so drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rangi (662) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 16, 2013
I like this. Itís smokey, tasty and full of peat (obviously, useless statement). Not much else going on apart from the peat aroma and flavour. Little thin on the palate. Peat lingers in the mouth slightly but pleasantly. Beer over all is punchy, different, a little bit confronting but really itís something interesting for a change.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorqui (2154) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
imaragingbull (572) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2013
Bottle [11.2oz]. Pours a cloudy gold with a huge fluffy white head. Minimal lacing on the glass. Aroma is all peat -- really, itís just peat. Flavour is all peat all the time along with maybe some fruit and malt in there. Medium bodied. Funny story, when I popped the cap my dog instantly looked up, started sniffing the air and proceeded to get up and go nuts and sniff the air continuously. I figured out it smells just like the Denta Sticks we give him. An interesting beer for sure, I liked it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nlc (93) - Amsterdam & Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2013 Smokey. I loved it, and normally i?m not a huge fan of Smokey Beers. The yeasty boys seems like a very nice brewery

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (9107) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2013
11.2oz bottle. Mostly hazy golden yellow color. Thin white head. Good ropes and bits of lace. Big peaty smokey aroma. Very peaty, and campfire smokey, I like this kind of thing, but itís very aggressive. Some light caramel malt underneath, light citrusy, spicy hop. Moderate bitter taste, light sweet, and a moderate lingering smokey savoriness, that lends a sort of pulled pork barbecue meatiness to the finish. Bigger body. Smooth, lighter, crisp carbonation. Lightly slick in the finish. Very good peaty smoked ale, with no shortage of smoke. Iím a fan of the smoked ale style, so I really enjoyed this...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (6193) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle at Taps, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a crystal clear light amber with a thin broken white head. The aroma is peaty malt citrus honey. The flavour is strong bitter with a huge peat smoke malt medicinal band aid, light alcoholic palate and a medium dry malt bitter finish. The first mouthful almost knocked me off my bar stool but over time it grew on me. Itís rather like durian fruit. If you spit out the first mouthful you will never eat it again. This beer is quite unique and a real bold attempt to do something different.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3479) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2011
Im torn on how to rate this beer. Its uniqueness is astounding ! Heavily peated malt is about all you get from the nose - which isnt a bad thing. The taste produces some citrus and barbequed meats. All this finishes with loads of charrred wood - like a big fire. Im not going to give this a bad rating. Itís not my kind of beer but to make something like this blows me away. Full marks to unique brewing quality

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