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Beer – #480 – Yeastie Boys – The Sly Persuader

Spoonbenders, sounds, numbers and cogitation

Extra pale blond ale with botrytised viognier candi-sugar.

The second of the  Spoonbenders series –  from Yeastie Boys this is  The Sly Persuader

For Yeastie Boys Brewed at Invercargill Brewery in the style of Golden Ale/Blond Ale and YB are in Wellington, New Zealand

Ok it's not a good impression.

Ok it’s not a good impression.

This is the standard 375ml bottle, with a beer of 6% ABV and 1.56 standard drink units, this has all of 20 IBU’s, oh and 180 calories.

An extra pale Blond Ale throwing up a beguiling floral aroma, orange and apricot flavours, and a hint of clove in the dry finish.

Drink now or cellar for up to two years.

hahah two years… get over.

Soured up aroma that you might expect, but I did like the sweetness that followed. I’m not actually sure what this opening and smelling thing achieves, they all smell great, mostly, sometimes.

Really pale pour, I was expecting more opaque and darker, and of course I would have loved a head of some description that didn’t arrive.

Aroma though is really sweet, and like a desert wine, or vanilla ice cream. Fruity, perhaps a raspberry ice-cream. Vanilla. Go on pick a flavour! Passionfruit?  Mango!!!!

‘k then the taste. Have to say that this is thin as a first thought. Then I thought again. This finishes with a swerve to dry at the back, and it drags along a couple of flavours with it.

Have my frown face on now, as this delights, intrigues and confuses me. Not hard to do, but there you are.

So looks like a wine, sits like a wine, almost with a head, and drinks like a fruit infused drink of some kind. But then carries a slight bitterness that is familiar it beer hops.

The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 7 a of its things from the thing. Not my thing, a lightly infused beer with fruits, it’s a confusion and a malady not a medley.

The double dip review

  1. Am I enjoying it? Not really, it’s a jumble.
  2. Would I have another? Not really, if you brought round one that had been in the bottle a year or two perhaps it might have filled out.
  3. Would I share with a friend on a porch and set the world to rights? Not in this state no.

Now, here is a thing, a band called COWBELL – and this is a track called ” TALLULAH” and if you don’t get a foot-tap a going on then I don’t know we can  be friends anymore. It is off an album called “Beat Stampede”  The Album Skelton Soul is a bit good, the track “Oh Yolande”  You;d do well to pick it up on Spotify and other good musics places like the iTunes if you can avoid the U2 nonsense.

Took me a couple of listens to the album, and I don’t like every track, but there is a thing that it has that draws you in, it’s a bit raw, a bit simple, and a bit heartfelt, and also a bit out of time.

You don’t have to like it, we can still be friends of course.


This if from Skeleton Soul – She’s All over You.


Look it’s new music clearly you like new beer so turn you other senses to enjoying something else, what’s the worse that could happen.


There are a few different types of blond ale. The first is the traditional “Canadian Ale”, an adjunct-laden, macrobrewed, top-fermented equivalent of the American Standard. The second is common in US brewpubs – a light starter ale, with marginally more hop and body than a macrobrew, fewer adjuncts, but still not a flavourful beer by any means. The British interpretation is easily the boldest, hoppiest blond ale rendition. Some of these can almost be considered American Pales they are so hopped up – very crisp, refreshing, with relatively low alcohol compared with their North American counterparts.


2 comments on “Beer – #480 – Yeastie Boys – The Sly Persuader

  1. beernotwar
    October 6, 2014

    Reblogged this on BEER not WAR.


  2. Pingback: Jumble Spoiler – 10/20/14 | Unclerave's Wordy Weblog

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