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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
beerequalizer (22) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 1, 2010
I like this beer... in fact itís hard to find one I donít! Good amount of hops, nice maltiness, a real pleasure to have. zebracakes... 4/20? really? Why rate it?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
shmang (4) - - JUL 24, 2012 does not count
A deliciously heavily hopped pilsener, with a nice aroma. It rolls across the palate very smoothly with a very deep flavour combination that keeps you drinking

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 25, 2010
Mainstream goes craft with Macís Hoprocker. It pours with a fluffy, rocky head that hangs around. Thereís tropical fruit, coarse grass and herbaceousness on the nose. It looks like a pilsner ought to, but the divergence is the mass of hop flavours and light maltiness. Hops, hops, hops, hops. You never see this many hops being used in something with a mainstream label and there have been occasions where I have had a couple and drifted off to sleep from the sophorific effect of the hops. It really is one of the most pleasant feelings you can have with your clothes on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bman1986 (173) - Broadstairs, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2010
What a delicious beer! Hops smack you in the face from the moment you smell it then the flavour is even stronger. A little malt in their to even things out but other than that this really just lets the hops do the talking. A really well crafted hoppy ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Deu (948) - Nantes, FRANCE - JAN 31, 2013
330ml bottle at brewery lane in Dublin. Pale golden color. Taste of hops. Really nice pilsner. I recommend

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MOFO (28) - Melbourne (Prev: Chch, NZ), AUSTRALIA - AUG 4, 2013
Great session beer - on top in NZ there is no peer for a commercial/macro brew. In bottle - it is a bit hit or miss depending on freshness and I think also simply over the itme I have been drinking it (not having a chance to drink this on tap in a while). I loved this back in 2004/5 when I first saw it - drank my body weight of it in Wellington... but fast-forward a few years, and it doesnt seem to be quite as "rocking". Not bad, but I feel they have taken the hops off a bit from those days - or I have moved on to larger IPAs and perhaps need a bit more to be wowed. Anyway, for a session beer I still like it - enough so that I made it one of my beers on offer at my wedding... so I would call that a decent recommendation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunevdj (3965) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2007
Pours a clear golden with a white head. Big citrus-fruity hops aromas. Only slight maltyness (could have a bit more IMHO). Medium bodied. Nice carbonation. Short malty, long fruity finnish. Most hoppy beer Iīve had in NZ.

   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Nice doughy malt nose, light honey and some grassy hops. The taste is lightly sweet, lightly bitter. The hops are fresh cut grass and flowers, and a touch of lemon. The malts are a bit squishy and out of place in a pils, should crisp and cracker like whereas these are more pale ale like, but it still works. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mpeve (28) - Bolwarra, AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2007
Passsionfruit aromas, golden colour with a medium white head. Hop flavours and a medium bitterness. A really fruity beer, perfect for a session on a hot summerís day

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