Brewed by Macís Brewery (Lion Breweries - NZ)
Style: Pilsener
Auckland, New Zealand


on tap


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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Lager and crystal malt. Nelson Sauvin hops for bittering, with more Sauvin and NZ Cascade for aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eructoblaster (3418) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2008
Bottle - 330ml. Pours a limpid golden body with average carbonation and a decent, lasting white foamy head. Good hoppy aroma with grassy notes. Sharp hoppy taste with malty hints. Ends with a good bitter finish. Good job.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4447) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2008
Draught at Macs Brewbar, Wellington, New Zealand. Golden beer with a malty and hopped aroma, and a hopped and bitter flavour. Overall a nice gently hopped pilsner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2009 Retasted 3/1/09 still looks like weasel piss but doesn’t taste to bad, hints of fruity hops on the nose...not very bitter but more drinkable than at the brewery bar....what’s going on there!? Real struggle this one! tasted at the brewery bar Wellington, smells like cardboard and feet, tastes like bitter boiled vegetables and looks like weasel piss mmmmmm

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2008
(On tap) Courtesy of yalnikim. Clear, golden with a small, white, lacing head. Good, malty aroma with a whiff of flowers. Medium body with lightly sweet malt and flower notes and a fairly hoppy finish. 310108

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 5, 2008
Deep gold with a decent head. Slight hoppy aroma. Rather bland again without much hops for me. My palate just expects more oomph. Oh and a point off for the frustrating ring-pull cap.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NoiZe (2323) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2008
Iíve had this one in New Zealand on my honeymoon. Visited the brewery too.
Very hoppy as the name would suggest. Fruity and a bit bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (13601) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 6, 2008
Straw colour. Low carbonation. Short but rocky head. Lightly vinous nose with a herbal accent. Light bitterness with seabreezey notes. Interesting brew, but could do with a bit more substance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 11, 2007
Draught, a clear gold with a white frothy head. A fruity hop aroma. A good level of hopping, allowing the fruit flavours to come though and not becoming too dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2007
Sampled on Flashyís tour of LA, New Zealand and Hong Kong of September/October 2007 - This is an interesting and good effort at a German Pilsner from Macís. Hoppy, citrusy and bitter - a spirited effort and very drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stew41 (1811) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2007 Really impressive due to the awesome hop treatment that leaves such a strong impression right through the palate. Big herbal / nettle hit early followed up with a grainy, wheat-like character. The obvious peer is the Wanaka Brewski but I think this is a better beer.

Sept 2007 (3.1)
Massive white fizzy head settles quickly. Light golden amber on colour, quite boring actually. Herbal nose with cut grass, pongy, faint spices with tropical fruit and faint passionfruit. Palate and flavours had mixed results. More herbal notes with sweetish fruits but I could also pick a íoffí flavour of stale bread. Iím probably being a bit harsh given it was so faint but just enough to distract me. Notwithstanding a fairly tidy drop.

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