Yeastie Boys
Brewed at Invercargill Brewery

Style: Smoked
Wellington, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OJB (39) - Dunedin, - DEC 31, 2011
The colour was medium amber gold, and there was medium carbonation and a light creamy head. The aroma had very strong peaty smoky wood, and light malt crispness. The flavour had light citrus and hop flavours and a very intense smoky charcoal woody finish. This was a very unusual style totally dominated by smoky wood like some styles of malt whisky I have tried (Laphroaig), not sure if I totally like it but unusual and interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drjoeng (1204) - 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 didnt 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (3390) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bootlegger007 (113) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2017
What The!! Wow that was different, 100% peated malt. If you like smoked beers try this it is an adventure, its like that aftermath of a bush fire! I enjoyed the earthy heavily malted experience, but could only drink 1.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (11475) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2017
330 ml bottle. BB Jun/19. Thanks Kiwi-Timo!
Clear deep golden amber color with a tiny off-white head. Tar, peat, smoke, tervaleijona and more peat in the aroma. The flavor is peat, malt, smoke and tervaleijona. Not something you wanna drink everyday and a lot. Peat juice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (10066) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 10, 2017
33 cl bottle @ Timo A. BBE 06/2019.
Pours clear golden color with a small head. Very strong peat aroma, smoky, earthy notes too, mild malty tones and spices. Flavor is sweet malty, caramel, tar, peat and subtle spice notes. A bit aggressive with the peat at first but in the end very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
markoijelena (3093) - Belgrade / Amsterdam, SERBIA - DEC 12, 2016
Draft 0.15l at BierProeflokaal In De Wildeman Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 16.11.2016. Pour it hazy orange color with small white head. Aroma smoked with herbal notes, maybe too much smoked for my opinion. Taste first sip only smokey feel, after few sips starts to become lemony sweet smoked like 7up or sprite, strange, funky, smoked finish, skunky, light body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter and smoked finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrTipple (4517) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
explosivedog (932) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 18, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2016 330ml bottle. Its extremely smokey, with lots of meatiness too. Deserves points for novelty, if not for particularly nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kermis (12767) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2016
Bottle shared with Jmgreenuk at Taps Mont Kiara. Very hazy orange with a medium white head. Aroma of massive peat completely overpowering light notes of malt, fruits and caramel. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Light medium bodied with light carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pdubyah (710) - 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.

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