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


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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
shmang (4) - - JUL 24, 2012 does not count
A deliciously heavily hopped pilsener, with a nice aroma. It rolls across the palate very smoothly with a very deep flavour combination that keeps you drinking

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mash82 (11) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2012
Not bad, but wouldn't probably buy it again ... This 75 character limit thing is silly ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ALLOVATE (2895) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2012
Two ratings. Two different beers!?
Bottle; tried back in 2007 when it first hit WA stores.
Dense, creamy white head atop an orange gold body that is bright and filled with slow to release and minute in size bubbles. Moorish, spicy and zesty, herbal hops on the nose with lashings of ripe citrus; very clean, very fresh, minimal malt. Brightly hopped in the mouth. Layered in tangy citrus fruit with a vinous quality late and quenching herbal bitterness to finish. Balances out nicely with a biscuity sweetness upfront that lingers also. Feels good, clean, meaty with very nice bounce given from the carbonation. Lots of flavour and aroma, a winner! (33cL, 5.0% ABV, BB 22/08/07, The Beer Store Morley)8-4-8-3-16
Bottle. 2012.
Sparkling yellow gold with a compact and lasting, white head of foam. Nose has hints of boiled cabbage amongst grassy, piney hops and haybale malt. Has a sharpness to it in the mouth. Tangy, sour citrus at the rear, grassy bitter hop finish that is lasting. Light straw and fresh cracked Pilsner malt mid-palate. Quite light on, thin and subdued overall from the beer I tried 5 years ago. Still deadly quaffable. (33cL, 4.8% ABV, BB 14/10/12, Dan Murphyís Currambine)5-3-5-3-13

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gav12c (119) - Wollongong, AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2012
pours a clear straw colour with a thin white that sticks around. aromas of subtle lemon and grass, tastes very fresh and clean with more lemon and grassy notes. very clean fresh aftertaste, great beer to end a hot day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sevenlee (1762) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2012
Pours a yellow colour with a white head. Aroma is hoppy with some citrus. Taste is also citrus, sweet malt leading to a decent bitter finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
omega (896) - NEW ZEALAND - FEB 3, 2012
Personally I think this is the best beer in the Macs stable as it has something the others lack - flavour. Has a sweet hoppiness in the front palate which unfortunately in the back palate gets a little bitter with a slight cardboard characteristic. Donít get me wrong, I do like this beer and for the price is much better than certain big name brands which are more expensive.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 20, 2012
Gentle wafts of hay and orange come from a perfect golden lager with a frothy, lingering head. Surprisingly complex in the mouth, biscuity malt is rolled over by a bit of tart, rough hop flavour. Lingering bitter aftertaste. Quite nice, and a lot better than I expected from one of New Zealandís unimaginative big commercial brewers. But through one reason or another (the brewery having to relocate due to the Christchurch earthquake? A desire to challenge the growing craft market on their own terms?). Whatever the reason, this is a very full and flavoursome New Zealand Pilsner style - not as hopped as some, and the malt is bettered by others, but as a middle-of-the-road, hot summerís afternoon sort of pilsner, this does well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brodies_Best (269) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 14, 2012
Easy to drink mass produced pilsner, hoppy and bitter, slightly more on the colour of a lager. Nice sunny day in Auckland, great Sunday afternoon drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dervock (967) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2012
Bottle - grassy with some soap and pine in the aroma. Crisp dry taste right through to a lingering sharp dry finish. Decent carbonation with a medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
inceptioj (54) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 28, 2011
Beautiful golden amber. Really nice to look at. The nose is fruity and citrusy, almost like a white wine. The pallate is similarly winey, with voluptuous and almost ísquishyí malt leading into a medium level of hoppy bitterness. As the name suggests, it has a good deal of hops for a commercial beer which brings to it a nice crispness but this is somehow let down by the malt which is lacking in this regard. It also feels a tad watery. All in all a decent pilsener, especially for the price paid.

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