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 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.

OStreetBrewery's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
OStreetBrewery (120) - Wellington, - MAY 9, 2011
A highly complex and original beer that will divide people’s opinions. I love it and think its genius. Tasted over the first fortnight of its release, rate is for the last occasion. Pours a mid gold with a tight white head. Huge aromas of light heathery smoke, kippers, bandaid phenolics, a hint of drain, and some low level tropical fruit. In the mouth there is an initial malt sweetness, some ashy notes, a blast of tropical pineapple fruit, charred campfire, a sandy note and a long earthy finish. As you drink the beer the hop fruitiness comes out and the peat reduces. Lovly stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pdubyah (553) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 24, 2015
It really is peaty aroma. Much aroma. Pour is very pale, head there was none. All aroma Then the taste, of wet wood mostly, wet burnt wood.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
madmitch76 (19649) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2015
8th September 2015
Lightly hazy gold beer, tidy cream colour head. Palate is dry and minerally crisp. Massive overwhelming band aids and TCP, intense. It’s starts to burn. Some fruits buried deep but frankly - who cares? One dimensional peat bomb. Just because you can, don’t mean you should. Awful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (2389) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2015
Bottle from Drink in Hebden Bridge. Pours golden with a fading white head. Big pet smoke aroma. The taste starts with hints of citrus and spice before masses of peaty smoke. An interesting, if not altogether attempt at something a bit different.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thmsboyd (166) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 10, 2015
Bottle BBE: Jan ’16. Well-chilled. Pours cloudy golden with floaters and a small, tight white head with some patchiness. Extremely high intensity aromas of peat smoke. Highly medicinal, like laphroaig, with a strong meaty smell. Some citrus hops just about make themselves heard through the smoke. Pungent. This slightly dulls the taste buds, but there is a perceptible sweetness and a medium bitterness. There is some body, maybe medium, and a dry woody texture. Carbonation is bang on, about average, and not surprisingly the peat smoke lingers in the finish. Overall this is obviously pretty one-dimensional, but it’s a worthwhile experiment and actually an enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olliejobbins (1525) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2015
330ml bottle. Pours a clear orange/gold. Aroma is peat, wood smoke and little else but not in a bad way. Taste is heavily smoked peat. Really nice and smooth. Hoppy at first.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ngejo (567) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle. Clear, orange, frothy, white foam, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tdtm82 (1404) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2015
Bottle; Ale House; Chelmsford. 21st March 2015 Iodine aroma, peat, TSP. Golden pilsner base. Very clean. Really interesting use of whisky casks. Finish is alcohol and fruits. It’s fascinating. Just not a fan of this but it is well-made.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BramV (3) - - MAR 15, 2015 does not count
Golden Ale, supersmoky - like drinking a BBQ. Amazing Discovery - Love it. Rare find though

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (7821) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours hazy pale yellow, nose is peaty, medicine, light fruit, taste is similar, dry, a little thin.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GlassBrass440 (309) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 30, 2015
Big peat smoke aroma that to me is like band aids. Flavor redeems things with a more scotch whiskey character.

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