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Macs Brewjolais
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Brewed by Macs Brewery
Style: American Pale Ale
Wellington, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Annual release. Brewjolais celebrates and honours the annual hop harvest using fresh, un-kilned hops. Hops used in each vintage: -- 2006 vintage (NZ Styrian Goldings) -- 2007 vintage (Wai-iti - experimental) -- 2008 vintage (Riwaka)


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2008 2008 vintage, finally a decent beer from the ’new’ Mac’s! great passionfruit oily hop aroma, solid palate and a refreshing balanced hoppy malty flavour, i was so impressed i had two, this has not happened since the buy out!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bozoNZ (719) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 27, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2008 Pint - Clear amber colour, nice malt balance but sadly missing the ’green hops’ as promised. Clean and interesting but short of the much promised hop character 5-4-5-3-12-2.9 Rerated 2008 version. More grunt, way better than last year. Bready/ yeasty notes with a fruity dolop. Nice balance and decent character. Could easily do a few of these.


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