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Macs Sassy Red

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Brewed by Macs Brewery
Style: Bitter
Wellington, New Zealand
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A Hoppy Best Bitter with a combination of flavours including nutty, biscuity characters from the 5 malts, fruity esters and the contrasting flavour of the NZ Saaz hops. These flavours meld together resulting in this intriguing and balanced beer.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
skortila (4424) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 30, 2014
On tap @ Macs pub at Quay, Auckland. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. The aroma has some citric hoppiness, bit toasted maltiness. Clear, copper-amber coloured beer with not much of a head. The taste has light bitterness, bit toasted maltiness. Some carbonation, easy drinking.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
k0mpsa (1064) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2014
Clear dark copper color, white head. Aroma is fresh malts and hops, sweet notes. Fresh fruity taste, sweet, hoppy, balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiwianer (3317) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 23, 2013
The head is dark red-brown. It smells dry-plum, malty, bit bitter, aromatic, decent fruity. The taste is fruity, bit sweet, hoparomtic, maltaromatic, refreshing and delicious. 13/12/12/12/-/12

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Draft at the source. Crystal clear ruby amber color, tan head. Aroma of toasted caramel. Taste us bitter caramel.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2013
my brother got this while we where at this weird burger place in Dublin city centre after he finished work .. . deep maple and grain .. very light mouth .. . a touch annoying but decent enough .. . . that was bill?? good lord!?!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LesArgen (195) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2013
Lots of floral fragrances give way quickly to marshmallow and honey, then finally some earthy notes including dirt, metal and sump oil. In the mouth it’s more hoppy with good length and a reasonable malt structure. It could probably do with a little more bite, but it’s an enjoyable drop.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beersiveknown (2725) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 26, 2013
Keg at shed 22 Brewbar, Wellington 7/1/13
Clear amber-brown with slight spicy apple aroma. Medium bodied, sweet caramel, some cardboard and astringent flavours and rasping bitter finish but little in the way of hop flavour. Another red ale I don’t like...

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rangi (549) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 30, 2012
Very sessionable beverage. Tasty enough without being outstanding. Would be happy to drink when the rugby is on.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ciaranc (781) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 14, 2012
330ml bottle. Looks the part, clear copper pour with a nice beige/off-white head. Lovely mellow caramel malty nose with a decent hop background. Flavour follows aroma, biscuit, smooth caramel malt with a spray of nicely judged soft hops. Mouthfeel is soft, a touch creamy even, carbonation is minimal. Finish is long and luscious. Excellent beer. Extraordinarily good for its price point.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dgi (14) - DENMARK - OCT 7, 2012
330 ml bottle. Pours dark amber with a thin head and a very lively carbonation. Nice floral and citrus hop smell. Roasted malty notes is what makes most of the flavour, with a lingering bitter finish. The body is very thin. Nice easy drinking beer.


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