Brewed by Macs Brewery
Style: Pilsener
Wellington, New Zealand


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Lager and crystal malt. Nelson Sauvin hops for bittering, with more Sauvin and NZ Cascade for aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (7343) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gam (3454) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eructoblaster (3216) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4365) - 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.

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