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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sw (63) - USA - AUG 1, 2009
Tasted this beer along side 5 other german pils. This beer seemed way out of style. A nice beer, but more in the pale ale category. A very strong pleasent floral hop aroma with a sweetwer than normal finish for a pilsener made me think i was drinking a very nice apa. A great beer but i feel it is out of style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (5226) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2009
330ml bottle. Pours clean and sparkling and very well carbonated, maybe a little too much. Large voluminous creamy white head and a golden straw colour. Grain and malt aroma that is clean and crisp with no hidden surprises. Clean taste with a nice balance and lasting aftertaste with some citrus background flavours. Light in the mouth and overall quite good with good lacing left on the glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 21, 2009
Pours pale golden, lingering white head.
Aroma is dominated by grapefruity hops, theres a bit of grain.
Flavour is quite bitter, dominated by hops bringing grapefruit. Very dry. An excellent example of the fruitier NZ take on the pilsener style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2009
Draught at Macís Brewbar, Auckland. Pours golden with a small white head. Aroma of sweet malt and grassy hops. The flavour is malt, grass and moderate hop bitterness. Clean and crisp mouthfeel. One of the better brews in the bar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (9606) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 6, 2009
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kiwibt (55) - , NEW ZEALAND - MAR 20, 2009
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonBirnam (108) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 20, 2009
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 5, 2009
On tap 01.05.09. Clear gold, white head. Aroma is citrus, malt. Flavor is malty and hoppy and typical for a pilsner.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dbeers (26) - , NEW ZEALAND - DEC 22, 2008
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sdriessen (320) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 18, 2008
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.

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