Rex Attitude | Yeastie Boys

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Brewed by:
Yeastie Boys
New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Style: Smoked Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by laituegonflable on 06-03-2011

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Ratings: 64 |  Reviews: 31
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1/5  rDev -70.4%

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1/5  rDev -70.4%

Photo of TrickkyGangsta
1/5  rDev -70.4%

Photo of mattflippin
1.66/5  rDev -50.9%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Photo of Drjohnhoward
1.78/5  rDev -47.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

As a big fan of marzen rauchbier I was looking forward to this bottle. Poured into a tulip style glass. On first smell and taste it reminds of laphroaig whisky, but I knew the essence reminded me of something else. Then it hit me, it smells exactly like the human cadaver/dissection room at medical school. After I realised this even the taste reminded me of it. Maybe my view is skewed but I cannot enjoy this beer.

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Photo of Buck89
1.84/5  rDev -45.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Poured into a snifter. A somewhat hazy golden-amber color with a thin off-white head that settled into a wispy cap. The smell - where to start? I imagine that this is what 100% distilled peat essence/oil would be like: astringent, medicinal, herbal, woody. It's honestly like smelling a bowl of Chloraseptic. When sipping this, I had to close off my nose in order to get myself to swallow this. And wow: it's like licking a boggy underbelly of a tree after it was sprayed with antiseptic. It was so overwhelming that I couldn't taste any other notes. Completely undrinkable and fascinating!

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Photo of TerrenceOBrien
2/5  rDev -40.8%

Photo of JimmyPhillips
2.25/5  rDev -33.4%

Photo of CrazyDavros
2.32/5  rDev -31.4%
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.

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Photo of dertyd
2.5/5  rDev -26%

Photo of life_of_agony
2.5/5  rDev -26%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.5/5  rDev -26%

Photo of 100floods
2.68/5  rDev -20.7%
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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Photo of csmartin6
2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of dar482
2.76/5  rDev -18.3%
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.

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Photo of stcules
2.8/5  rDev -17.2%
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.

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Photo of beajk002
2.97/5  rDev -12.1%
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.

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Photo of delgotit99
3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of arusso13
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.12/5  rDev -7.7%
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

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Photo of Chico1985
3.14/5  rDev -7.1%
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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Photo of ADZA
3.23/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

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