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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.


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2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pinball (10728) - Copenhagen, - APR 20, 2009
very clear very light yellow, small white head. faint flowery aroma. corn. sweetness. flavor


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sten (617) - 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)

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerhunter111 (6879) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
3fourths (7879) - 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.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
kiwianer (3317) - 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.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rulymel (112) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
minutemat (1349) - Ford, 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.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DylansDad (300) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 12, 2013
Used to be my go to beer because I thought it tasted better than all the other lamestream slosh. I’ve just had one at dinner and I’ve only just realised how sweet this beer is. That aside, I still think it (slightly) better than the others.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Imaena (1799) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Bottle. This is a decent pale lager that is fun to drink and easy to have another of.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
lisagirl (262) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 2, 2013
yeah nah. a bit of straw, a bit of malt, a lot of water. flavourless junk. plenty of worse mainstream lagers in nz i suppose, and this stuff is always refreshing in the same way cordial is, but...

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SudsMcDuff (5792) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2013
had at some weird burger place in Dublin city centre .. . pale gold .. medium head .. . light mouth .. . hay mostly, maybe some sheep wool .. . rather boring but nothing off putting .. . . a party? ..like a cool kids party??


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