Brewed by Mack Bryggeri
Style: Pale Lager
Tromsø, Norway


on tap


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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Mack’s Arctic Beer is the first beer to reach the North Pole on a surface expedition. Pure malt beer brewed and canned in Arctic Norway.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Tim Webb (327) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2011
Several tins, bottles and draft samples too. Pretty flimsy - not sure why I bothered really.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
sinte (475) - Udine, ITALY - JAN 26, 2011
Bottle 0.33L. Pale yellow body, with a small white head, fully diminishing with virtually no lacing. Light hoppy aroma. Light bitter flavour with some faint malty notes: somehow a watery flavour. Very light body with a watery texture; medium carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
RuneStumo (2525) - Haugesund, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2010
12.03.2004. 0,5l Can. Godt øl med litt av alt. Ølet er friskt og har en lett og god smak.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
gyllenbock (7166) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2010
On tap at Bryggerikaia in Bodo. Clear golden with a small white head. A typical boring industrial lager. Shame I’d rather not ordered water.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
fobar (241) - Søgne, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2010
500ml can. Pale yellow body. White head. Aroma and taste of synthetic malt and hops. Aftertaste of corn flakes.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
ClubGonzo (5220) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 28, 2010
On tap @ Cacti Art Cafe, Bergen. It’s so cold from the tap that it’s hard to distinguish too much taste. Maybe just as good; this does not taste even remotely like anything but a bland, boring pale lager. Looks like one, smells like one and tastes like one. Perhaps some notes of cardboard or cooked veggies would’ve surfaced eventually, but I think I can rate this as "boring macrobrew" right of the bat. Very drinkable, though, and without any aftertaste whatsoever. Perhaps meant as a beer for people who don’t like beers. Or teenagers. Or something. Try again Mack, this time without leaning on marketing gimmicks like "first beer to the North Pole". Jeez.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nordcore (1246) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - APR 15, 2009
Can 50 CL. Apperance; Light golden, clear with a minimal white head. Aroma, Light sweet, hoppy and a sence of lemon. The flavor continues light sweet and hoppy. A beer with not too much flavor, but a nice and refreshing beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
oh6gdx (24430) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2008
Can (thanks yngwie!). Golden colour, mediumsized white head, some lace. Aroma is maize, sweet malts, some mild grassy hops as well as some tones of rubber/metal. Flavour is harsh grass, some rubber and mild olive oil -like notes. Slightly oily palate. Ugh.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
TBone (15601) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2008
(Can, ABV 4.7%). Clear golden color, decent white head, some lace. Metallic, vegetably, malty aroma. Kind of flat mouthfeel. Light papery, grainy and harsh flavor with tiny notes of green apples, but overall very tasteless. No bitterness. Quickly vanishing flavors. Useless.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Skinnyviking (8550) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2008
Can. High creamy white lasting head. Clear yellow body. Very sweet barley malt aroma. Flavor less sweet but rather watery with little hops bitterness or other characteristics. Low carbonation, short aftertaste.

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