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Yeastie Boys
Brewed at Invercargill Brewery

Style: Smoked
Wellington, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 113   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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9400) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Bottle shared by ajax25g. Pours lightly hazy yellow with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy peat, pear esters, earthy hops. Flavor is medicinal phenols and smoke, peat, pear esters, light malt and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8176) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 21, 2013
330mL. Pours a clear straw with white bubbles, no head. Nose is ridiculous Islay single malt Scotch style with apple pie, mega peat, chamomile, iodine. Taste is way overpowering though with no body to match the intensity. Comes across as too chemical with turpentine and formaldehyde, soil, and ash. Headache inducing.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mkel07 (3027) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 22, 2011
330ml bottle. Wow it took a while to work my way through this one. Murky hazy amber colour and the look of this beer does nothing to prepare you for the full on big smokey aroma, wet and peaty like mud but not in an unpleasant way. The flavour is like you licked an ashtray or just smoked a packet of cigarettes. Certainly has attitude.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swoopjones (5603) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Sample at the festival. Really peaty, smell like gauze, smokey, blonde color. Strange beer

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2012
Bottle. Clear yellow color with a white head. Fruity smoky aroma. Fruity malty very smoky flavor. Fruity malty smoky tar finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lukaduke (1998) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Pours a lively golden color with a four finger rocky foam head that sticks and laces like a champ. On the nose woooohhh. Scotish peat malt, smoked ham, cedar, wet oak and touches of vanilla bean. A very similar palate with a more refreshing mid to late profile than expected but still a bit to much campfire smokiness to really get me excited. In fact was more excited a friend showed up a sip into and I slipped a third of the brew into his glass to lighten my load. Worth trying and very amped up palate that would be lethal with the perfect salty briny pairing but alone a bit overwhelming in the flavor department.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
highlandlad (1412) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonnyguns (878) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 24, 2013
Tap at cookie. Fucking smoky bacon on the nose and taste. Really light yellow in colour. Fucking different shit ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexsdad06 (5260) - Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2014
12 oz bottle shared by Tmoney99 in 2012. Pours a hazy golden color with a medium sized disappearing white head. The aroma and flavor were all peated smoke, alcohol, as the beer warmed it added some hints of wood, some sweetness with a dry finish. I am not the biggest fan of the peated whiskey type beers.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
fonefan (34222) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2012

Bottle 330ml.

Clear medium yellow orange colour with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, moderate to heavy smoke, peat, wood smoke. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long long duration, initial just smoke smoke and smoke, wood and dry, later i did also get light yeast and fruit in the back ground. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Fun beer but to smokey to me ;O) [20120523]


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