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

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RATINGS: 140   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.


2.2
   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

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TBone (12988) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2011
Bottled 330ml (BZ, BB 03/2012)
Clear golden color, small steady white head, some lace. Light harsh malty nose. Crisp carbonation. Slightly sweet malty flavor. Short aftertaste. Unoffensive light lager with low bitterness.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
tommann (2848) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2011
330ml bottle. Pours light gold with a large head. Aroma is sweet malt and corn. Taste has nothing to start, some malt and corn on the finish.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kwik-lime (1373) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2011
Head disappears in no time at all - ridiculous. 1/5 for appearance. Taste is better but not much better, a thin lager with major hints of corn.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2011
Bottle at home. Clear golden, white fizzy head. Slight creamy, grainy grassy lager nose. Decent lager palate with dry grassiness and a touch of nutty malt. Thin finish. I like this actually, very refreshing.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Blairgus (2727) - California, USA - JUN 5, 2011
5 june 2011, bottle. yellow, clear, steady bubbles. slightly skunky lager nose with some caramel malty sweetness. thin/med body and fairly fizzy. has more of a caramel flavour than most lagers. not very sweet and a bit of a bitter finish. decent enough.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (2912) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 29, 2011
33cl bottle. Pours a bright, pale yellow with steady bubbles and a decent head, some of which hangs around. The nose has a nice malty sweetness. the taste has some oatmeal, more of the sweet malt and there is a creaminess.The palate is light to medium in body, creamy in texture and with a long clean finish. Overall, I feel that in flavour, this has taken a small step away from lager towards a brown ale - nice!

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Dudar (103) - Minsk, BELARUS - MAY 12, 2011
Thin pale lager beer, quite watery. head is dissipating quickly, despite the pretty high carbonation. Cardboard, some noble hops.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skyview (5269) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2011
Received a 330 ml bottle from my brother who vacationed in New Zealand. Pours a clear golden light amber colored brew with a pillow-like white head that slowly dissipates to a film top. Nice spotty lacing too. Aroma of golden grain malt, some grassy hops, a touch of multi-grain cereal a hint of corn. Taste is light to medium bodied, soft carbonation with flavors of multi-grain malt, floral and a hint of grassy hops and a touch of white bread. Finish is nicely balanced between soft bitterness and multi-grain malt. Overall and very sessionable light drinking lager.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Davros (2024) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 2, 2011
Pours gold with a small head. Nose shows some bready malt and faint noble hops. Little else. Very similar flavours but a faint cardboard note also shows. Finishes with a mild bitterness. Carbonation is too high.


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