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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 13, 2009
Bottle. Clear golden pour with a large fluffy white head that lasts ages and leaves a good amount of lace. Quite a lot of fruity hops on the nose for a pilsener as well as notes of caramel, citrus, pine and malt. Flavour is similar, with extra notes of honey and melon. This also has a good solid body for a pils, is well balanced and has a pleasant dry, mildly bitter finish. Pilsener not being my favourite style I was quite impressed by this, but maybe thatís because this is a bit different to a lot of traditional pils...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
snuffla (158) - Chch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 31, 2009
Bottle - Aroma slightly citrus, but very faint and a muddy malt note. Slightly skunked maybe? Sweet biscuity malt, not a whole lot of bitterness,finishes slightly flabby and a little sweet. Have had this and its tasted a lot better - bottles still have a late 2010 expiry so must be reasonably fresh. Hmmm

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shambles (35) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 28, 2009
A god send for uni students, This is a great example of easy-drinking Pilsener. Pours light golden straw with a tight little white head. Mild Hops and fruity aroma. A permanent resident in my fridge at home over summer, solid packaging to boot. Affordable as hinted above.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Threepwood (107) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 26, 2009
Light yellow/straw. Crystal clear, brilliant. Holds a nice white head. Light fresh hoppy floral aromas. Crisp bitterness, very light and dry with no significant after taste. Drinkable without being earth shattering.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
haggis03a3 (197) - Orinda, California, USA - OCT 23, 2009
Light, bright straw color. Aroma is hoppy with some grainy malt. Clean, light body, dry with moderate bitterness. Not a tremendous amount of flavor, but quite drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonno (2524) - JAPAN - OCT 6, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2009 Not too bad. Loks a bit piss weak, all straw yellow and aroma is a typical, but it is a smooth drinking beer with a nice hoppy kick. Certainly not going to blow you away, but probably good for a few on a hot summer’s day. Gets an extra point for being reasonably priced.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
floydian1 (1362) - FNQ, Australia, - SEP 22, 2009
330ml bottle. A clear golden lager with a small white head providing good lacing. Nose of sweet grainy malts and light fruity hops. Flavours are similar to the nose. Medium bodied with a clean smooth mouthfeel. Finishes with a medium dry hop bitterness. A solid Pils.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 16, 2009
330ml bottle. Somewhat indifferent. Clear amber with a thin lasting white clumpy head. Light aroma. Thin. Sort of hoppy flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
davidm (2069) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 5, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2009 Bottle 330 ml. Not my favourite style, but better than most pilseners. Aroma is hoppy and floral. The flavour has a strong malty start, with a good lasting bitterness. Colour is yellow, and it has a thin but long-lasting head. Palate is light and dry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
greig (253) - Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 8, 2009
A tasty, tropical flavoured NZ pilsener. It brings joy to my heart that a Lion Nathan owned brewery can still make a tasty beer. This is pretty much my standby supermarket beer, and I hope it never goes away.

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