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


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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.25/5   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.

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
AndreasJaeger (505) - Malmö, - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blipp (7362) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 8, 2015
Draft. Pours gold with a white head. Pale grainy malts, straw, and low bitterness. Bland and drinkable, with no real off flavors or sweetness. Fine.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
tombutlin (121) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 18, 2015
It looks like beer and taste like lager. Anything that describes itself as a lager has low expectations of itself. Probably a fine beer after mowing the lawn, but as I have neither lawn nor mower, I can safely avoid this until I visit the family

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
waiake (534) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 11, 2015
Have drunk a lot of this but its been a while & as expected this poured yellow gold with a light malt aroma the taste is crisp mildly bitter easy to drink sweet & pretty flavourless

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
metalspice (389) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - SEP 29, 2014
På fat på pub i Fulham distriktet. Lys og kjedelig uten særpreg med alt for lite kullsyre. Flat!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sten (713) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - JUN 3, 2014
Flat golden coloured beer with a small white head. Aroma of sweet malts. Flavour is watery, a bit acidic and a sweet malty aftertaste. (Bottle 33cl)

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerhunter111 (12343) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 12, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein goldgelbes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht malzig, getreidig, leicht süß. Geschmack wässrig, leicht malzig getreidig, minimal herb.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
3fourths (8801) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2014 Corn syrup and corn kernel and toasted grain nose. Medium-light body, syrupy texture, twangy, sweet and minimally bitter with grating carbonation. A basic lager with little hop intrigue and a very basic malt character. You see this all over New Zealand. Mac’s pubs are in most major towns and the most remote convenience stores usually carry this and Monteiths. So far nothing from Mac’s has come close to remarkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 1, 2014
The head is ok, the body gold. It smells malty, less hoppy, mild. The taste is watery, bit malty, mild.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rulymel (241) - SPAIN - OCT 22, 2013
Golden pilsner without head and soft carbonation. Common beer without anything to say. Ligthly malted taste with some sweet. Not interesting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
minutemat (2911) - 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.

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