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


on tap


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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Lager and crystal malt. Nelson Sauvin hops for bittering, with more Sauvin and NZ Cascade for aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MoleyBub (5) - Alabama, USA - APR 2, 2013 does not count
I think this is my current beer of choice in NZ. I tried it on draught at Auckland airport and many times in bottles. It is very pale colour in pilsener style but thatís where the lager resemblence ends. The strong citrus notes are evident on the nose and on the palate without a great deal of emphasis on the malt as you would expect. If it was less fizzy it would make a good real ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beermack (725) - London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2013
33cl bottle. Pours watery orange/straw colour with no real head to speak of. Aroma is subtle tropical fruit, lots of grassiness, some cereal and grainy notes. Taste has a fairly sharp (near-metallic) citric bitterness that mellows into softer light tropical notes. Again, cereal and grain come to the fore with some earthy, spicy hops (all fairly subtle). A touch astringent in the finish. Mouthfeel fairly thin. A tasty take on a pilsner; had a sixer of this at a BBQ last summer and it really hit the spot - a proper summer's day sessioner.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DylansDad (590) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 14, 2013
I have had 500ml bottle 3 times now. Each time I have been waiting for it to deliver the hops. It doesnít. It does have hops and flavour and it is nice and better than the average mainstream piss etc etc etc, but itís just so god dammed TIMID, lackluster and watery. I do wonder whether the 330ml bottle would be better, but I donít know if I can be bothered finding out now. Thereís just so much GREAT beer around, I canít be fucked with a 50/100 beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Deu (948) - Nantes, FRANCE - JAN 31, 2013
330ml bottle at brewery lane in Dublin. Pale golden color. Taste of hops. Really nice pilsner. I recommend

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (5065) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 26, 2013
Keg at shed 22 Brewbar, Wellington 7/1/13
Mid gold with no aroma, grapey kiwi and lime flavours, lime sherbet in finish. Not really a pilsner but an ok beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kendo (1) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 18, 2013 does not count
Flavour/aromatic notes as everyone else has mentioned already, a lively drop I am yet to tire of despite it being my go-to drop for a few the last 3 or 4 years now. A steal at <$2/bottle in New Zealand, a pilsener without peer in itís price range with the possible exception of Boundary Roadís Bouncing Czech on special. My local has it on tap too, where it tastes even better?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rangi (670) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 16, 2012
Iím liking this wee be beverage. Itís fresh tasty and light. You can drink this beer down fast on a hot day be refreshed and itís done itís job. Then you can take 10-15 minutes and enjoy each sip. Finding those nelson hops interesting they compliment the lighter clearer beers like a pilsner so well!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sizzler80 (502) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 3, 2012
Straw coloured with a decent white head. Aroma: hops, citrus, grass. Taste: not a huge amount going. Little hops, citrus, slight caramel sweetness. Decent session beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 8, 2012
330ml bottle. Pale gold with a big, fluffy, lasting white head. Loads of lively fizz in the glass after the pour. Lots and lots going on in the aroma - floral notes, grass, hay, pine, lemon zest and yeast. Sweet and sharp up front with a good balance of sweetness and bitterness in the middle, along with a refreshing fizzy carbonation and slightly thin mouthfeel. The finish lacks balance and lets it down a bit, it is only bitter and has you reaching for the glass again to quench the bitterness. A real surprise this, not a bad Pils at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
petergaynor (137) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 24, 2012
330ml bottle, pours golden yellow with thin white head, citrusy floral aroma, lively carbonation, lovely fruity hops, surprisingly good pilsener

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