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Brewed by Macs Brewery
Style: Pilsener
Wellington, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Lager and crystal malt. Nelson Sauvin hops for bittering, with more Sauvin and NZ Cascade for aroma.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29135) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 21, 2010
Draft. A hazy yellow beer with a white head. The aroma has notes of hops and grass. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of hops and grass, leading to a dry hayish finish. Nice pilsner.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25090) - 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

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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 20, 2010
33cl bottle, thanks tarheels86. Small off-white head atop clear apple juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, grassy, some dough/bread. Taste is medium sweet, grass, bread. Soft light body.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Bottle courtesy of tarheels86, thank you sir! Pale yellow color. Aroma of malt and black pepper. Taste is bitter start to finish, decent body, maybe a slight sourness in the finish. Interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8269) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 16, 2010
330mL. Pours a clear straw with a giant, white, rocky head with massive sheety lace. Aroma is grassy hops, lemon, fresh flowers, tropical notes from the Nelson Sauvin, lilac. Taste is just a bit too doughy and grainy for a pils but is rich, fresh, fairly sharp, moving to full nutty to tree sappy bitter. Dry palate.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
3fourths (7876) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2013
From draft. Clear gold, effervescent with a small white head. Medium body, dry, tart, vitamin-like and husky with a sourish grain flavor that grows unbearable after only a few sniffs and sips. Plant matter, leaves, vegetable bitterness, coming across as over-hopped due to the horribly astringent malt. Add to that coarse seltzer water carbonation and suggestions of burnt popcorn, it’s difficult to find anything to like about this beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (6531) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine (5212) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2010
Bottle @ Beerfest Asia. Pale yellow with decent head. Subtle but scrumptious Nelson hop aroma. Body is too light and a bit watery. The pure hop flower is a delight. It this had more body it would be much better!

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
nimbleprop (4596) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2010
33cl bottle pours a totally clear, bright gold with a thin, cloudy white head. Nose is alright, smells a little rotten, lightly herbal, light lemon. Flavor is malty, lightly herbal, corn. Weak finish.


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