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Yeastie Boys
Brewed at Invercargill Brewery

Style: Smoked
Wellington, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
They said it couldnt be done, that it would be undrinkable, that we couldnt 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 Scotlands 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 worlds first beer made from 100% heavy peated distilling malt.


Dont fucking sniff it and swirl... this is Scottish malt. Drink it.

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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (3400) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrTipple (3814) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2016
Intense smoke, burnt wood, oak. Clear gold, medium, creamy, white head. Light bitter. Burnt flavours, savoury, smoked bacon, light molasses, pale malts, medium carbonation. Quite an extreme Smoked, quite a bit too much in the aroma, but quite like the palate. Bottle from Independent Spirit, Bath

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
grapengrain (124) - Havelock North, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 21, 2011
Really exciting beer - not as scary as I imagined. Obviously extremely peaty but not overwhelming - the aroma and flavour have a depth and level of complexity - umami that I dont find very many other places - the only thing I can compare it to - not in flavour but in feel is truffle. Because distilling malt is used the malt body is a little one dimentional; that said it is all about that one type of malt. The beer is brightened up by fresh hop notes - mainly on the palate as the Peat overcomes them on the nose

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
inceptioj (54) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 28, 2011
Unlike any other beer Ive tried and not at all what I expected. The nose is quite awful really but I dont think its 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 havent experienced peat before this probably isnt a good start as its quite unforgiving. If youre a fan of peat then youll love this beer. Its ironically quite light in colour.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dgi (17) - DENMARK - OCT 29, 2012
Certainly a really a beer that Ill remember. The aroma is a blast of smoked malt notes which pretty much cover everything else. I am a big fan of peated whiskey (luckily, or I would not have survived this one), so I enjoyed it a lot, but it certainly is rather extreme.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2013
A beer that certainly isnt for everyone. Ultra smoked with a thick, oily viscosity and an intense flavor using peat malt (yeah, the kind typically used to make spirits, not beers) Not sure of the color because I drank it from the bottle, and while it was far from delicious, it was certainly one of the most interesting beers Ive ever tasted. Very smokey, oily, extremely dry finish. Intense.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
junon (430) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - APR 10, 2013
Thats smokey. Sensory overload really. If you like smoked meat then this beer is for you. I would not suggest eating with this beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
floydian1 (1383) - FNQ, Australia, - MAY 2, 2013
330ml bottle from Oak Barrel, Sydney. Pale golden pour with a white head. Prominent smoky nose with peat and medinical notes that fortunately is not reflected too much on the tongue which is surprisingly mild comparatively, although smoky bacon and woody elements are still there to be enjoyed. Finishes dry with a subtle lingering smokiness. This is not a style I naturally warm to but this is one of the better smoked beers I have tasted.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
XaenDovet (1282) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anstei (1360) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JAN 18, 2015
330ml bottle. Pours yellow with almost no head. Smells like a sweet smoky scotch that doesnt know its actually beer. Lots of peat in the taste as well. Rather an experimental beer than anything else though.


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