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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdKing (2010) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2011 Pours golden with nice amber hues. Fizzy head. Aroma is sweet and malty. Flavour has a really nice malt base with hints of bread, sweetcorn and a very light honey sweetness. A really good lager with the balance on malt and very little bitterness. Really good lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (12204) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2011
Bottle in London. Clear copper pour with a sliding, fizzy white head. Cheap malts and grain in the nose. Sugary flavor, some cereal grains and not really any bitterness. Light to medium in body with average carbonation. More cereal, sugar and not terribly pleasant malts to finish. An uninspiring beer on the whole.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
LoFi (1627) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2010
Bottle at Gourmet Burger Kitchen. Golden, with a medium-sized white head. Aroma is light, with biscuity malt and fruit. Taste: sweet, biscuity malt, grassy hops, some fruit, and a low bitterness. Fizzy, light to medium-bodied. Not bad exactly, but I wouldn’t have it again.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2010
Bottle - Gold with thin white head. Fairy high carbonation. A pretty average pale lager. Rather thin and watery.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
FatPhil (9723) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 19, 2010
330ml bottle (Aussie Bar, Helsinki)
Aroma? No freaking idea - I didn’t detect any. As this is in a dark green bottle I couldn’t see the colour, presumably it’s pale. Thin palate - fizzy. Sickly sweet, but also thin taste. Tragically bad attempt at tasting like beer. No actual horror, but not good in any way.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bmeup (537) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - JUL 17, 2010
Pale straw yellow, minimal head. Not much of anything and less of everything. Sweet and bland at best. Not even lawnmower beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2010
Bottle. Pours a light straw with minimal head. Not lacing, Aromas are very light and in nline with most macro brews. A little grassy hops and perhaps a tounch of caramel. Flavours are a little bland also though the hops do show through with a little bitterness near the finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
JohnRMurdoch (3455) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 19, 2010
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Aroma of corn & hops. Rich golden yellow colour. Dry bland nasty flavour with unpleasant aftertaste. A bad lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7318) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2010
Bottle watching NZ Vs Slovakia. Brassy gold with a soft, steady carbonation propping up a fine white collar. Better-than-pale-lager aroma with some kolsch-type Asti fruit, wet cork and honey. Chunky malt character on the palate for a 4 percenter; hints of bread and honey; dabs of melon-like fruitiness beneath. Clean and decent lager, a cut above your bog standard global swill.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2010
Bottle from Bacchanalia, Cambridge. Odd ring pull cap. Gold with a white head. Doughy malt aroma. A little sourness in the taste and some bitterness. Predictable and ordinary. However I did drink it after mowing the lawn, so it gained some credit for refreshing my thirst.

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