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Formerly brewed at Macís Brewery (Lion Breweries - NZ)
Style: Amber Ale
Auckland, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 2.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
A medium coloured ale with a traditional malty flavour and a good head. Itís malty flavour and aromatics are derived from prolonged toasting of the malt during kilning. Brewed using choice Motueka hops and quality barley. Real Ale contains no added chemicals, preservatives or colouring.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2005 (Bottle 33,5 cl) Beautiful amber coloured ale with a moderate but quite neat head. Unfortunately also this Mac suffers from the weird bon-bon like tang making this a dubious pleasure. More than dubious. Also the Macs suffer a bit from the low alcohol - some of their styles could deserve more potency. I really would like to rate this brewery higher, but they really have to go through their product line and get rid of their problems. 120504

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - FEB 25, 2004
What a nasty beer...! Light amber in color, thin and watery. Aroma and flavor is awful. I sense a little malt but it is an unpleasant one! This beer was a couple of month over the expiration date.... Is that the reason for it beeing so nasty?

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - DEC 4, 2003
Nice malty colour and clean white head. The nose is dry and has a hint of hop, regrettably in the absence of any malt presence. What is that strange taste though? No real malt flavour, thin and astringent and thoroughly unappealing

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
omhper (23711) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2003
Bottled. Pale nut brown. Dusty metal aroma. Sweet, extremely short flavour, yeasty finish. Very disappointing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ungstrup (34643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2003
An amber beer with a fine but disappearing head. The aroma is slightly sweet and malty. The flavor is a weird sweet malty one - a lot like the other Mac beers - is it the yeast? The flavor also contains notes of caramel and ends on an OK bitterness. A pretty thin beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kaya161 (1139) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 13, 2002
A decent bitter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 17, 2001
Naturally brewed no added preseratives. necter of the godís

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