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Brewed by Macs Brewery
Style: Pilsener
Wellington, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Lager and crystal malt. Nelson Sauvin hops for bittering, with more Sauvin and NZ Cascade for aroma.


3.2
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Demise (57) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 20, 2008
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gam (3183) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2008
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eructoblaster (2957) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2008
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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4228) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2008
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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2009 Retasted 3/1/09 still looks like weasel piss but doesn’t taste to bad, hints of fruity hops on the nose...not very bitter but more drinkable than at the brewery bar....what’s going on there!? Real struggle this one! tasted at the brewery bar Wellington, smells like cardboard and feet, tastes like bitter boiled vegetables and looks like weasel piss mmmmmm

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2008
(On tap) Courtesy of yalnikim. Clear, golden with a small, white, lacing head. Good, malty aroma with a whiff of flowers. Medium body with lightly sweet malt and flower notes and a fairly hoppy finish. 310108

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 5, 2008
Deep gold with a decent head. Slight hoppy aroma. Rather bland again without much hops for me. My palate just expects more oomph. Oh and a point off for the frustrating ring-pull cap.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2008
I’ve had this one in New Zealand on my honeymoon. Visited the brewery too.
Very hoppy as the name would suggest. Fruity and a bit bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 6, 2008
Straw colour. Low carbonation. Short but rocky head. Lightly vinous nose with a herbal accent. Light bitterness with seabreezey notes. Interesting brew, but could do with a bit more substance.


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