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Yeastie Boys
Brewed at Invercargill Brewery

Style: Smoked
Wellington, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 128   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sdriessen (320) - Dunedin, - MAY 18, 2011
Crazy aroma, smells like smoked bacon, and a bit of cigar smoke. Wee bit of caramel malt. A bit of honey or something herbal?
Sweet caramel malt, with a lot of "campfire"(?)... Really really smokey, it’s rather awesome. Smoke is balanced by sweetness. Hardly any bitterness at all.
Medium body, doesn’t finish cloying. Long, smokey aftertaste.
I like this, it’s something different (for me). Good sh!t Yeastie Boys :)


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tdtm82 (952) - 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.

4.2
   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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5652) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GlassBrass440 (233) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anstei (194) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 18, 2015
330ml bottle. Pours yellow with almost no head. Smells like a sweet smoky scotch that doesn’t know it’s actually beer. Lots of peat in the taste as well. Rather an experimental beer than anything else though.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (8529) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle, pours a clear pale golden with a small white head. Aroma is all Islay, with tons of smokey whiskey. Flavour is intense, with nothing but smoky Islay. What a monolithic beer. Not exactly good, but a cool beer to try.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
PetesBeers (37) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - DEC 14, 2014
Yes, it’s peaty... hello?! Easier with a blocked nose, like mine, but still... Perfectly drinkable, and I like the unique, smoky after-taste, so there.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrFecesious (1196) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle share. Thanks Amanda! Cloudy yellow. Aroma is earthy peat, straw, honey. Taste is sweet. A bit thin but really interesting and great aroma.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ferris (6893) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle - Sweet peat, smoke and BBQ. Clear gold with a decent white head. Just like it smells, lovely peat, a total smoke bomb. Love it long time.

2.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
redknob (36) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 14, 2014
Tastes like someone dropped an Islay malt in a lager. Briny, heavy peat flavour but with thin texture. Smells like stale hobo sweat, like fermenting body odour. Points awarded for creativity and experimentation but it?s challenging to get through a bottle. Still worth a try.


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