DuffMan (7343) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a bright clear gold with a thick frothy white head leaving dense lace at the top. Sweaty aroma initially, followed by grassy hops. Clean grainy palate with a nice herbal grassy hop character. Crisp bitter finish. A well done pilsener.
kiwibt (55) - , NEW ZEALAND - MAR 20, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle bb 10/11/09
Pours clear lite yellow/gold
Aroma of sweet fruits and burnt rubber.
Sl diacetyl, sweet oily nz saaz with meduim bitterness.
Ok beer, not my idea of a pilsener as the hop is to flavour sweet dominant, could be more biiter as well.
DonBirnam (108) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 20, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. A beer almost entirely devoted to hops. Pours golden with a substantial head. Taste dominated by floral/passion fruit hops. Simple, clean and very nice.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 5, 2009
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
On tap 01.05.09. Clear gold, white head. Aroma is citrus, malt. Flavor is malty and hoppy and typical for a pilsner.
Dbeers (26) - , NEW ZEALAND - DEC 22, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, Sweet fruit and hop tones, pours a clear golden colour, Nice long lasting head, taste is crisp with some clean fruit tastes, Good beer but felt it came up a little short
sdriessen (320) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 18, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2009 Sweet, hoppy nose with fruity notes, including grapes and citrus.
Pours a rather boring yet clean, pale yellow with a thin white head.
A deliciously bitter, fruity palate. Strong, grassy hops, yet quite a fruity pilsner. Grapefruit and lime zest with straw like malts.
A slightly astringent finish, but overall a very refreshing beer. Very proud of the NZ pilsner styles so far, and Macs is one of the best.
Demise (57) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A deep golden colour with a white fluffy head. Lightly hopped nose with floral notes, but the first sip offers a far more complex flavour than the aroma’s let on.
A smooth mix of passionfruit, malt and floral hops which both begin and finish the mouthful. Perhaps a hint of vanilla at the outset, but a strong hoppy bitterness throughout to stay true to the Czech style. Crisp and refreshing, best of the Mac’s range.
gam (3454) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice frothy head on a straw misty coloured pils good rolling carbonation.Lemon aroma hops.Flavour passionfruit,bitter citrus taste good,sweet malt pink grapefruiut.Finish fruity dry nice beer.
Eructoblaster (3216) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
RichardGretton (4365) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.