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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
clondest99 (12) - palo alto, California, USA - APR 9, 2002
The best beer i had in NZ. It is worth to spend a bit moore in the pub.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 7, 2001
Batch brewed under Bavarian purity laws. This is very refreshing beer. Nice flavour but very short on palate.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nanger (6) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2003 does not count
Love getting over to NZ just to drink this beer. Its fantastic. Just a pitty we cant buy it in Australia.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (3875) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2007
Difficult to undo the strange top which wasn’t a very good start. Slightly dry with a clean taste but not a lot of distinctive flavour. For some reason I had expected a more complex and interesting beer rather than the average one that I got.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdKing (1793) - 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.

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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skyview (5154) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
BarossaLuke (539) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2010
A good clean, well made lager. I like the use of the Motueka hops as it adds a different element to the beer. Would drink again.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7112) - NUNEATON, Top 13, 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gam (3175) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 28, 2007
Poured a good gold colour, a strong head and the original taste was malty and that was all folks.Easy going down one you can go back for more even though it did lack bitterness it was a nice drop,so pleasant.It has a slightly low alchohol content but I would not say it is a weak beer,very well made.Mushrooms came to mind as a flavourwhile I was drinking this beer.


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