Brewed by Mac’s Brewery (Lion Breweries - NZ)
Style: Pale Lager
Auckland, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
A light-coloured lager conditioned over 30 days. It has a good head, balanced sweet/bitter palate and a clean aftertaste. Brewed for the connoisseur, Mac’s Gold is brewed using only choice Motueka hops and quality barley. The bottom fermentation process of brewing by using a gravity system produces a naturally-brewed, all malt lager that contains no added chemicals, preservatives or colouring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
minutemat (3222) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2013
Spotted this solitary little fellow on the shelf at Drinkers Paradise, Kentish Town and as I saw it’d had such a long journey from NZ I felt I had to try it. Got the impression this is one of those beers NZ beer snobs look down on but it’s actually not that bad. Quite a punchy taste and a notable caramel sweetness. Drinkable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DylansDad (519) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 12, 2013
Used to be my go to beer because I thought it tasted better than all the other lamestream slosh. I’ve just had one at dinner and I’ve only just realised how sweet this beer is. That aside, I still think it (slightly) better than the others.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Imaena (2144) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JUN 10, 2013
Bottle. This is a decent pale lager that is fun to drink and easy to have another of.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 2, 2013
yeah nah. a bit of straw, a bit of malt, a lot of water. flavourless junk. plenty of worse mainstream lagers in nz i suppose, and this stuff is always refreshing in the same way cordial is, but...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SudsMcDuff (7509) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2013
had at some weird burger place in Dublin city centre .. . pale gold .. medium head .. . light mouth .. . hay mostly, maybe some sheep wool .. . rather boring but nothing off putting .. . . a party? ..like a cool kids party??

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
AndreasJaeger (505) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2013
Gul i färgen med vitt skum. Sur ton rakt igenom, söt och fruktig maltdoft och smak. Honungssötma. Tunn i karaktären men den syrliga tonen förstör allt.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Geiserich (3904) - Linz, AUSTRIA - FEB 24, 2013
Bottled: Sourly, grainy aroma. Golden color, white head. Flavor is light sourly, light grainy, but more or less quite tasteless. Refreshing but not more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beersiveknown (4660) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 26, 2013
Keg at shed 22 Brewbar, Wellington 7/1/13
Clear, burnished gold with high carbonation, swetbiscuit malt and honey nose. Similar tastes, very low on flavour.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rangi (669) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 30, 2012
Don’t mind a Macs gold when there is no time to think about the beverage you are drinking eg watching the rugby. 1st couple taste of beer but quickly begin to taste a lot like water.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
garthicus (2839) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 28, 2012
Bottle. Appearance: Golden yellow, small snow white head. Aroma: Grassy, malty, a tiny bit fruity, cardboard. Flavour: Sweet, wet cardboard and grass, malty with a sweet grassy finish.

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