Yeastie Boys
Brewed at Invercargill Brewery

Style: Smoked
Wellington, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   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.

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inceptioj's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
inceptioj (54) - Dunedin, - DEC 28, 2011
Unlike any other beer I’ve tried and not at all what I expected. The nose is quite awful really but I don’t think it’s meant to be sniffed. Upon drinking I was greeted with a mouthful of smokey dirt. It reminded me of the burnt bits left in the pan after roasting a chicken. If you haven’t experienced peat before this probably isn’t a good start as it’s quite unforgiving. If you’re a fan of peat then you’ll love this beer. It’s ironically quite light in colour.

jooilakon (277) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2017
Bottle 330 ml from HonestBrew. Aromas are smoky with subtle malts. Small white head and hazy dark-golden / light amber body. Taste is quite rich and smoky with malts and some flowery notes. I have never been a fan of smoked ales and this is not an exception, but I can understand that others like it.

johndoughty (5543) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2017
Bottle. Golden with a small head and clear appearance. Lovely smoky flavour with maltiness in the background. Medium body. The flavour takes some getting use to but after a while I realised that it was distinctive and enjoyable. A very drinkable beer which I rate highly but i can understand others finding it a bit weird.

BeardedAvenger (1118) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2017
Keg at Rake, Borough. Smokebomb atoma. Some wood stain. A murky opaque amber. Thin but creamy white head. Obviously smoky vut there are hints of sweetness. Medium bodied. creamy. A prickle of carb. Long finish - it's smoky, funnily enough. Nice.

Muggus69 (2723) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - AUG 5, 2017
330mL bottle from BoozeBud. BB FEB20 Hazy orange body, white head hangs around. BOOM overwhelming aroma of brutally smoky peat - burn tyres, iodine, seaweed. Smooth texture, some sweetness & weight calms things down a bit... It’s actually not as intense as I was expecting - the malt character tones things down a bit, gives a sweet bread crust character to proceedings. Still...it’s bloody smoky - sulfury, iodiney, briney; it’s like a fishing boat caught on fire & you decided to blend it up & drink the juices. Challenging, intimidating, god it lingers - sort of like an Islay whiskey without the complexity & barrel character. Not sure.

erikaraeb (269) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 3, 2017
Overwhelmingly peaty from start to finish. Not getting any other flavours coming through or any hints of what kind of underlying beer this might be. I’m normally into smoked beers, but this is too much. Would be a nice-tasting peat in the right balance, too.

Beese (3210) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2017
330ml bottle at Kill the Cat, Brick Lane. Wow! I love me some peaty whisky and beer to boot. This was really, really intense and unique. I've had loads of peated malt beers, and Isley Barrel Aged ones, but this kicked it up a notch. I can't say it works 100%, but it's a good attempt at something very out there.

Skarecrow (932) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 3, 2017
330ml bottle Slight hazy yellow pour with OK head. Strong Elastoplast aroma with peat reek at the back. Very strong smoky peat taste which carries through from beginning to end. Mild bitterness. Certainly a unique beer if a little overpowering. Fans of Islay single malt whisky would probably like it.

Idiosynkrasie (7952) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 8, 2017
330ml bottle. Clear, amber colour with small, creamy, minimally lasting, moderately lacing, off-white head. Sweet-ish, malty, peaty aroma, hints of TCP. Taste is minimally sweet, caramel malty, dry peaty, hints of TCP; oily palate, flat carbonation. Monotonously peaty, insipid. So-so.

drjoeng (1380) - SINGAPORE - MAY 4, 2017
7%ABV. smoked golden ale. Poured out light amber. 10SRM Nose has strong peat smoke with an oily aroma reminiscent of plasticine, epoxy. There are also earthy, mossy, woodsmoke type aromas that one normally associates with the "peaty" description. Mouthfeel is juicy. Palate is juicy with a sour fruitiness, the grain palate has watered honey. Hops are bitter and woody, almost noble in nature, taste like Saaz hops in a Czech pils. A very well built beer with love and a ton of resources, but the peat just didn’t work with the honey-like malt palate. That amount of peat character has to evaporate off the palate in fairly quick succession to be appreciated and tolerated. This one just hangs around like a ball of indigestible plasticine in my mouth.

DwarfeD (3539) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2017
33cl bottle at home. Clear orange / amber with a small slightly off-white head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Heavy smoke with quite some sweetness and subtle bitterness. Peated malts, apricot and tar. Weird but nice.

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