Yeastie Boys
Brewed at Invercargill Brewery

Style: Smoked
Wellington, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
A celebratory beer by Yeastie Boys. They said it couldnt be done, that it would be undrinkable and, to be fair, many of them still do... But we like to do our own thing. This one-off batch of imperial-strength Rex Attitude is a self-indulgent celebration of being awarded the Morton Coutts Trophy for Innovation at BrewNZ 2011. Dedicated to all the peat freaks who have let us know how much they enjoy Rex: your love helps us through the hate - thank you.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
CitrusP (65) - Newcastle, - NOV 3, 2012
Poured a lightish golden colour with a fairly quickly dissipating white head. Aroma is intense to say the least, very smoky, peaty, whisky, some cured meats? A bit of ash in there as well. Peat flavours dominate, but there is some residual sweetness. Nice bubbly palate and light body keeps the intense flavour from becoming bogged down. Really different, strange at first, liked it in the end!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zacgillbanks (4665) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2016
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Golden coloured with a thin white head. It has a very strong iodine and fruity flavour followed by an earthy, floral and iodine finish. Ok.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hoponmate (233) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 6, 2016
A thick orange color with an equally thick taste. Sweet taste with a huge amount of smoked peat. The beer base is better than the original.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
explosivedog (504) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 3, 2016
330ml bottle. Sticky sweet caramelised pork ribs in a beer. Plenty of charcoal, sweet caramel, savoury meat and so much smoke. A little fruity apple too. Unique, sure. Fun, I guess. I quite enjoyed the half bottle I drank, but I dont think I could have finished a whole bottle, and I dont think Id ever want to drink it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
drpimento (3227) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 15, 2016
Whoa, no holding back on the smoke here. Zero balance. Aroma is smoke. Appearance was a muddy Amber and a small head that quickly faded. Flavor is a not too Pleasant combination of smoke soap and more bitter than a little sweet with some carbonation. Long unpleasant Smoky bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
minutemat (4641) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2016
330ml bottle from Honest Brew. Pours a misty gold, aroma is turps, booze and peat. Taste is secondary school chemistry lesson, boozy peat, smoke, TCP with a slick mouthfeel. Was tough to finish this, but with no other beers to hand that were cold, finish it I did.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TedE (1058) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 11, 2016
330ml bottle into pint glass. Smells like alcohol, BBQ sauce and medicine. Looks like industrial waste water, translucent orange/brown with wisp of white film on top. Taste is (very) dark fruit and dry wood. Peat is everywhere. The finish is long, the smokiness continues and is joined by raisins, nail polish, wood shavings and alcohol. The opposite of easy-drinking. Interesting but not enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (5100) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2016
Bottle. Light brown with a small head.Very unusual flavour than can only be described as earthy which came as a bit of a shock. Took some time to dawn on me that I really liked it. Out of the ordinary and worth persevering with.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
gooutdrinking (2) - - MAY 15, 2016 does not count

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
comperchris (97) - - MAR 22, 2016
Very different. Nose is intense smoke and peat with a bit of bacon crisps thrown in. The smelliest beer Ive ever encountered. Pours a hazy golden orange, with a minimal white head. Carbonation is low and steady. Taste is unique, heavy on the peat with a nice warmth from the high abv. Three are underlying floral notes which break through quite nicely. Starts as a shock to the senses but quickly grows on you, just bear with it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (3102) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 1, 2016
Keg at The Hanging Bat. Pours clearish goldenish. Nose is huge smoke and peat, I dont like the aroma. Taste is still strong smoke, also sweet maltiness, orange.

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