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Yeastie Boys
Brewed at Invercargill Brewery

Style: Smoked
Wellington, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.8
Cory (372) - , California, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Bottle. Super smokey all the way through. There’s some smoked meat in the aroma and sour taste but it’s just dominated by the peat characteristics. Surprisingly short finish too. I didn’t enjoy it but they set out to create a unique beer and succeeded, hence the high score. If smoke is your type, then this is your beer.

3.8
ALLOVATE (3048) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 17, 2013
I hoped they were referring to Frenchcore because this beer is just as extreme. At just on cool and into a snifter it pours with little enthusiasm. Settles a cloudy pastel orange with a wafer of suds atop. Aroma is heavy, heady and a tribute to Islay single malts - if that was their aim! So, so peaty and smoky hinting at smoked salmon and brine, bacon bits (the ones you sprinkle on a caesar salad), cigarette ash, sheep’s wool fresh shawn, overused chicken coops and charred oak. Assertive though by no means aggressive amount of smoked peat in the mouth. Fills every nook and cranny with an ashen burst of peat and heather, smoked pork and bonfire remains. Quite light in body and softly carbonated allowing it to rest upon the tongue well passed its bedtime. A clean crush of citrus cleanses keeping it grounded. I swear I have just smoked a treetrunk and feel light headed from it. This is something different altogether and like most rauchbiers has me hooked and wanting more. For something so pale to have so much fire is amazing. This is a tribute to great modern brewing. Lovely!!! (33cL, no date stamp, Cellarbrations Carlisle)

3.8
suprchunk (2994) - Crestview, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Golden color. Small white. Little lacing. Smoky aroma. Very smoky. Smoky taste. Very peaty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 16, 2013
The head is ok, the body gold-orange. It smells smoky-crazy, hoppy-aromatic, malty. The taste is smoky-very smoky, smoked fish, wood-bacon, alcoholic-creamy. Strange, strong and amazing! 3.8

3.8
thmsboyd (201) - 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.

3.8
Bootlegger007 (243) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2017
What The!! Wow that was different, 100% peated malt. If you like smoked beers try this it is an adventure, it’s like that aftermath of a bush fire! I enjoyed the earthy heavily malted experience, but could only drink 1.

3.7
NEG (1) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 15, 2011 does not count
This beer smells like a dirty soi in Bangkok, with a hint of Laphroaig. Although past smell, it is pure SUCCESS.

3.7
sunevdj (4096) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2012
Bottle at Te Anau. Pours a clear golden with a white head. Smells of peated whisky. Mellow sweet- and dryness. Aromas of peated malts and some leather. Medium bodied. Medium to soft carbonation. Dry leathery finish.

3.7
bhensonb (15498) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Bottle from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours very hazy gold with a creamy off-white head. Wow. The aroma is very, very smoked malt. Med body or better. Flavor is quite smoked malt. I think there’s some hop bitter in this. But it’s godawfully smoke. Like BrewDog went to NZ. Crazy stuff!

3.7
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2012

Date: September 13, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Greenville Beer Exchange
Appearance: cloudy yellow, fine white head
Aroma: huge peaty smokey aroma, like a big peaty scotch, dry pale malt
Flavor: big smokey peat flavor, lots of peat, dry pale malt, earthy
Overall: awesome, sessionable scotch
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *** /4


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