Yeastie Boys
Brewed at Invercargill Brewery

Style: Smoked
Wellington, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KyotoLefty (10086) - Kyoto, - NOV 17, 2012
Bottled. Dark blond with a thin head. Overwhelming whiskey-peat aroma, smoky, with also light esters, peach, and hospital notes, like band-aids. Not a pleasant nose. Very peaty flavor, estery and roasty as well, much better than the nose. A very interesting example of what can be done with peated malts, but in the end, it tastes rather foul.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (11435) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2017
330 ml bottle. BB Oct/18. Thanks Kiwi-Timo!
Cloudy golden color with a small off-white head. Peat, smoke, mild spices and malt in the aroma. The flavor is smoke, dryness, peat, malt and some sweetness. Smooth and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (9999) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 10, 2017
33 cl bottle @ Timo A. BBE 10/2018.
Pours clear golden color with a small head. Not as strong peaty aroma as was with the Rex, malty, faint caramel, some earthy tones. Flavor is malty, moderately peaty, some subtle toffee, maybe faint bready tones. Deceptively drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rikstar (2563) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2017
0,33l fles gedeeld met lion. Bruin met een bescheiden witte kraag. geur en smaak totaal in de ban van de rook. bacon leukoplast en een berg zoute drop. Trekt mooi droog weg en is heerlijk vol. Topper!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjoeng (1204) - SINGAPORE - JAN 9, 2017
10%ABV. Smoked ale. Poured out cloudy amber. 12 SRM. Nose is smoky with aromas of wax paper, candle wax, plasticine, silly putty. After much soul searching, the aroma of Band Aids comes to mind. Mouthfeel is thick and juicy. Palate also has some funk to it with a plasticine flavor, there is also a strong medicated plaster, bandaid flavor. Smoke is not wood smoke, but more peaty and earthy. Alcohol hits hard in the middle of the palate and slides very nicely into the other bitter flavors of the hops which are resinous and charcoal bitter. Overall, what stands out about this beer for me is the motor oil-like, plasticine, peat, mud and earth flavors. Good if you like deep earthy flavors. Not so much for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (4492) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2016
Intensely smokey, burnt wood, oak smoked ham. Hazy gold, medium, creamy, white head. Light bitter. More smoked grain, meats, savoury, sweet malts, molasses, citrus fruits, soft carbonation, medium bodied, bitter and salty finish. Quite intense Smoked, indeed a delight for the peat-head. Bottle from HonestBrew, Crystal Palace.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zacgillbanks (5058) - 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 (309) - 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 (910) - 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 (3526) - 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 (5255) - 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.

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