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Rex Attitude - Yeastie Boys

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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 26.82%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Style | ABV
Smoked Beer |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: laituegonflable on 06-03-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of ddaedalus
3.48/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A challenging beer. Not dissatisfying if you can appreciate good rauchbier. However this beer completely throws away balnce for intensity. I have rated this beer accordingly, not in accordance with a common rauchbier but with an all peat-smoked-malt-beer, as it quite clearly is. And understandingly challenging as such. It is still surprising approachable for a islay scotch or bamberg bier drinker, with malt sweetness and ester and hop aroma and taste balancing the peat to offer more than simply a smokey experience. nevertheless, gains a somewhat smaller scale in certain categories purely because of lack of conforming.
But it is what it is, buyer be ware, it will not disappoint the true islay malt lover as there is no distillation to calm these malts

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of CreightonSM
2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of JimmyPhillips
2.25/5  rDev -34.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of Vanz
4/5  rDev +16.6%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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1/5  rDev -70.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +38.5%

Photo of cbutova
3.48/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Shared by Chico1985, excited as I love smoky beer and smoky Scotch, especially. Reviewed from notes.

A- Golden bodied with a small creamy white head. Bubbly frothy ring is pretty thick, head retention not too good. Spotty lace.

S- Pure Islay smokey scotch, straight up reminds me of Islay and that's about it, something on fire around here? Salty seaweed Islay.

T- Follows the nose with a huge smoke that lingers with each exhale intensifying it all. Smoked meats and campfire are huge, some light cracker sugar malts but that's it beyond the Islay scotch brutality. Light yeasty apple.

MF- Light bodied like an American pale ale. Medium level of carbonation, smoke lingers with some bitterness on the palate. Slightly frothy texture overall.

Islay monster and maybe the smokiest beer I can think of since Fumistierre by DDC. Attacks with a mouth full of burnt Peat wood smoke. I personally like smoky brews but can see how 75% of the people who sniffed or tried it were turned off.

Photo of jaycar06
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of dertyd
2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of Brewski
2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.74/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a hazy, light straw amber with a thin white head with decent retention and slippery lacing. Aroma is dominated by smoke, which has a slight burning electrical parts component, but also smokehouse, making it ultimately inviting. Faint malt. Flavor follows very closely, with bacon smokehouse with a medicinal, chemical element that must be the iodine from the peat. There is sufficient malt support, but the flavor of the malt is subsumed to the smoke. Medium bodied with nice carbonation. An idiosynchratic smoked ale that teeters on the edge of being too medicinal, but ultimately interesting to drink. I would not recommend this to anyone who does not like smoked beers, but it worked for me. The peaty qualities grew on me as I drank the glass (and perhaps some fussy taste buds died). Interesting, but challenging.

Photo of 100floods
2.68/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A little excitement upon opening this bottle. Not from me, the beer. It foamed just a bit. I wasn't quite sure what this beer was, other than 'big', until I got a nice whiff of that wonderous smoke. Not sweet n smokey like this beer's german counterparts, but dry, astringent smoke. Definitely more campire aroma than smoked meats. It poured a lazy-thick white head and a hazy gold hue. Nothing that special to report. It's hard to imagine this beer having some attitude. It drinks like a woody pale ale. Super dry. The 'smoke' kinda cuts through anything resembling crispness and kinda leaves a dry sensation on the back of my tongue. Towards the finish of each sip, after the carbonation disrupts any attempt the beer has to come together, it has a burst of wood and citrus, which wasn't welcome.

This beer wins some points for having a decent aroma. I think more malt/sweetness would have picked this beer up. Can't say I'm a fan of the dry smoked beers.

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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1/5  rDev -70.8%

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

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1/5  rDev -70.8%

Photo of dar482
2.76/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

The beer comes in a golden yellow color with a white head that goes away quickly.

The aroma is just a punch of the face of peat at first, but then you realize that it's just huge notes of oil base paints. It truly is just chemicals and smells like you're sitting in an art room. Deep in the back you get a bit of the malt, but it's hard to find considering how big the aroma is. A pretty offensive smelling beer.

The flavor follows, but not as much chemical on the flavor. There's leather, burnt plastic, smoke, oak, bacon grease with then a finish of that gentle bit of grassy hops and some bready malt on the back end.

Three of my friends hated it. I was able to get through about 4 oz. myself before we poured out the rest of this $9 bottle. This beer lacks balance and also really could down those offensive notes.

Photo of VinsanityDiesel
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Chico1985
3.14/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Second time having this, thankfully splitting the bottle between 3-4 people this time.

Pour is light orange with a bit of haze. Small white head retains well leaving some good lacing.

Straight up crazy smoky seaweed scotch malt, smoked ham, peat. Pretty much smells like scotch, pretty intense.

Taste is mostly the same but I'd say toned down slightly from the scent. Some notes of toasted bread, and perhaps some light fruit (apple came to mind), but scotch malt dominates.

Well-carbonated, pretty good mouthfeel, definitely a sipper for me.

It is what it is, this is personally not really my thing as I was still struggling to finish ~4 oz. But I can appreciate what it's going for.

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Rex Attitude from Yeastie Boys
79 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.