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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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
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, its rather awesome. Smoke is balanced by sweetness. Hardly any bitterness at all.
Medium body, doesnt finish cloying. Long, smokey aftertaste.
I like this, its something different (for me). Good sh!t Yeastie Boys :)


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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
explosivedog (504) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kermis (11643) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pdubyah (660) - 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.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
madmitch76 (22713) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2015
8th September 2015
Lightly hazy gold beer, tidy cream colour head. Palate is dry and minerally crisp. Massive overwhelming band aids and TCP, intense. Its starts to burn. Some fruits buried deep but frankly - who cares? One dimensional peat bomb. Just because you can, dont mean you should. Awful.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (3404) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thmsboyd (193) - 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 its a worthwhile experiment and actually an enjoyable beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2015
330ml bottle. Pours a clear orange/gold. Aroma is peat, wood smoke and little else but not in a bad way. Taste is heavily smoked peat. Really nice and smooth. Hoppy at first.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ngejo (976) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle. Clear, orange, frothy, white foam, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tdtm82 (1700) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2015
Bottle; Ale House; Chelmsford. 21st March 2015 Iodine aroma, peat, TSP. Golden pilsner base. Very clean. Really interesting use of whisky casks. Finish is alcohol and fruits. Its fascinating. Just not a fan of this but it is well-made.


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