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Brewed by Macs Brewery
Style: Pale Lager
Wellington, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.25   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
KeefOz (906) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2014 24/5/2012. Pale golden colour with very thin head that quickly reduced. Low to moderate carbonation. Initial malt aroma. Mid range flavour with slight bitterness on palate. Smooth and clean on mouth. Tasted 3/2/2014. Draught at "The Pub ’n’ Grub", Taupo, NZ. Poured a clear golden colour with a thin white foamy head that retained poorly and laced poorly. Carbonation low with large bubbles. Aroma of malt with no hops. Taste a bit tangy then sour malt and no bitterness - malt dominates. Light body. Malt dominated. Not that good.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
harrisoni (13704) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2012
At Tap East. clear pale gold lasting white head. Bit of staleness on aroma. Frankly this isnt very good. Stale flavour. Ugh. Nasty

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BeerViking (2467) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2012
Rip-top 330ml bottle from Bierpost, as golden as its name, with a clingy white head and a malty aroma with light touches of honey and biscuit. Smooth lightly biscuity body, with caramel in the mid-body, a little bitterness and a sweet yet lightly dry finish. A bit dull, but inoffensive. Would be easy drinking if it was less gassy!

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
deusax (442) - Grenoble, FRANCE - FEB 3, 2012
Nice golden colour. Quite strong sparkling. taste has nothing at the beginning, slight malty at the end.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Grima (2098) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - JAN 24, 2012
The beer in the glass is crystal clear and golden yellow. The head is fine pored and disappears quickly. It smells malty-sweet, slightly metallic and hoppy-bitter. Starts malty and sour, seems somewhat artificial. Some metallic bitterhops are noticeable. The finish is chemically, sweet, slightly metallic, nearly no hop aroma!

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
omega (697) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 8, 2012
A beer for drinking. Not overly carbonated and quite soft on the palate. Taste however is not too challenging so very easy to knock them back in quick succession.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
maneliquor (3103) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 10, 2011
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Golden pour with a small white head. Diminishes quickly. Light honey and grass on the nose. Faint honey malts with a touch of pine in the taste. Not much going on here

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mile (2981) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2011
Bottle. Golden, small to average and fully diminishing head. Light to moderate malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel and light citrus hoppyness. Light, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel, faint hoppyness. Finish is short to average, malty and sweetish, some caramel and faint citrus hoppyness. Quite thin-bodied and sweetish lager - faint hoppyness.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sizzler80 (459) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 23, 2011
A very attractive looking drop with a nice golden hue and medium white head. The initial sips are refreshing with faint fruity notes, mainly ccitrus/lemon. As the beer goes down it loses a little of that zing for me. Would be a pretty decent session beer. I really like the appearance of the bottle.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2011
A - grassy with light fruit A - clear light gold T - light sweet P - thin and harsh O - lager is lager


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