Yeastie Boys
Brewed at Invercargill Brewery

Style: Smoked
Wellington, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   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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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 :)

Idiosynkrasie (7436) - 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 (1230) - 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 (3454) - 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.

Bootlegger007 (128) - 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.

rosenbergh (11532) - 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.

olio (10168) - 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.

markoijelena (3112) - 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.

MrTipple (4803) - 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

explosivedog (1107) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 18, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2016 330ml bottle. It’s extremely smokey, with lots of meatiness too. Deserves points for novelty, if not for particularly nice beer.

kermis (12869) - 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.

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