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Rex Attitude - Yeastie Boys

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54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 27.41%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Style | ABV
Smoked Beer |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: laituegonflable on 06-03-2011)
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1/5  rDev -70.8%

djtomain, Sep 16, 2013
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1/5  rDev -70.8%

brandonld23, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of TrickkyGangsta
1/5  rDev -70.8%

TrickkyGangsta, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of TerrenceOBrien
2/5  rDev -41.7%

TerrenceOBrien, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of JimmyPhillips
2.25/5  rDev -34.4%

JimmyPhillips, May 03, 2014
Photo of CrazyDavros
2.3/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours amber with a small fading head.
Nose shows bandaids, camp smoke, burnt hair, burnt plastic and faint caramel. Imagine a plastics factory caught on fire and someone put it out with beer. Pretty comparable to the aroma of this stuff. It's amazingly potent too, strong enough to be detected from the other side of the room.
Tastes like charcoal. Seriously. And more burnt plastic. With a little sweet malt underneath.
This was difficult to rate - on the one hand, it was very interesting and unique. On the other hand, it was a serious hassle to drink and I never want to try it again.

CrazyDavros, Aug 30, 2011
Photo of dertyd
2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

dertyd, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of CreightonSM
2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

CreightonSM, May 05, 2014
Photo of 100floods
2.63/5  rDev -23.3%
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.

100floods, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of csmartin6
2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

csmartin6, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of mcss
2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

mcss, Jun 26, 2012
Photo of Brewski
2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

Brewski, Oct 03, 2013
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.

dar482, Aug 27, 2013
Photo of stcules
2.79/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Greenish blond appearance, very hazy, high carbonation. White and creamy head, decent.
In the smell the peated strikes you like a punch right in the face. Nothing else perceptible.
In the mouth too, peated very strong and it covers almost anything else (you can feel just some malt and biscuit).
For sure, unbalanced. Too invading and monotone.

stcules, Apr 10, 2013
Photo of beajk002
2.95/5  rDev -14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This was a first for me - a 100% smoked peat malt beer.
Appearance - looks extremely appertising - I was surprised how bright this beer was.
Aroma - smoke, with a belgian yeast
Taste - smoked dirt, leather, sweat, pants, ash, and whiskey. So surprising for something so light in colour.
Mouthfeel was great, however, i had to sit on the beer for a while to make it through.
Overall, a good experience to get a grip on the flavours of smoked peat malt.

beajk002, Feb 25, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

delgotit99, Aug 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

VinsanityDiesel, Aug 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

arusso13, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.09/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

Appearance - dirty and dull light gold. Lots of foam, it actually started rising up the neck when I cracked the cap. Then the cap wouldn't come off! I gave it a good wrench, the cap went flying and I got this pouring into the glass not a moment too soon. It's receding around the sides, leaving a foam island in the middle. A thick sticky web of lace with a shine to it. 4.5

Aroma - super smoky, as in Liquid Smoke. This beer is carcinogenic no doubt. It's sitting off to the side as I type and I can smell it from here. Nothing but smoke. 3.75

Taste - wow, what a burned up beer! Ash and sugar, some combination. Is this an attempt at an imperial smoke beer? It's smoky, the only offsetting flavor is some vague grainy sweetness. Some warmth late but I don't know if that's alcohol or if the beer still has a few glowing embers in it somehow. Extreme, I am thankful this was not sold in 22 ounce or 750 ml format, 11.2 ounces is *plenty*. I have two smokers and wouldn't smoke any of my food this heavily, although I have tasted edges of rib racks that were kind of like this. 2.50

Mouthfeel - highly carbonated, average body and weight. 3.0

Overall - interesting but not something I'd ever care to re-visit. The style intrigues me but I think a better integration of the smoke into the malt and hops would be tastier than this all-out smoke assault. Of course if that was the intent, then mission accomplished, but wow, this one is rough sledding. 1.75

brewdlyhooked13, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of Chico1985
3.13/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

Chico1985, Aug 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

JSOBB, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of ADZA
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This drop is definately a love or hate affair and for me even though i wont be buying it again you have to do it once and it pours a hazy pale yellow hue with decent carbonation that leaves behind a frothy two finger head and sporadic lacing here and there,the smell wow its something else it has aromas of bandaids,dettol,smokey peated malt and a touch of bacon,the mouthfeel is light bodied and well carbonated and it tastes better than it smells with hints of smoke,white grapes,smoke,bacon,smoke,yeasty bread and of course smoke and for me yeah i love totally out there brews that push the limits but i wanna come back for more and after finally trying it ill finish this bottle but look forward to washing the taste out of my mouth with something else and thats not what i look for in a good beer personally cheers.

ADZA, Jun 12, 2011
Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

GraduatedCashew, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of jaycar06
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

jaycar06, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of cbutova
3.49/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

cbutova, Dec 10, 2013
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