Brewed by Macís Brewery (Lion Breweries - NZ)
Style: Bitter
Auckland, New Zealand
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2012
A really good, cheap and quaffable beer. Its not pretentious but easy drinking with a good balance. Donít let the price mislead you into thinking this is a bad beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beermack (725) - London, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2012
33cl bottle. Pours hazy copper with thin light tan head - decent amount of lacing. Aroma is of dark fruits, floral notes, sweet malt, slight nuttiness. Taste is fruity - dark fruits - floral notes, and a citric hop zing which gives a pleasant degree of bitterness. Plenty of rich malt action in the taste too - caramel especially - very well balanced. This is a very tasty and very sessionable beer, reminds me of some of the new twists on the traditional Irish Red Ale that a handful of Irish microbreweries are coming out with at the moment - lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7925) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2012
Bottle. A collision between sweet fruity and nutty malts, and some decent hops. Toffee and caramel notes too, before a decent bitter finish. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sevenlee (1762) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - FEB 20, 2012
Pours a deep red colour with an off-white head. Aroma is quite malty with nutty and biscuity notes. Taste is also quite malty with some nuts, biscuit and fruit leading to a dry bitter finish from saaz hops. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
omega (896) - NEW ZEALAND - FEB 10, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2013 A nicely hopped beer which is not too overpowering. Colour is a nice amber red and has a nice soft carbonation.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jado (773) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - JAN 19, 2012
No doubt this is a complex beer, bit Iím not sure it works necessarily. Thereís not too much on the nose, but looks great in the glass with a clear red colour and a small dissipating head. The taste is a blend of malts with fruity but not overpowering hops. Doesnít linger much. Interesting, but Iím not sure it all comes together.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maneliquor (3483) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 10, 2011
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Light red-amber pour with a small white head. Toasted biscuit and nutty tones show themselves on the nose. Sweet caramel/toffee/honey (Iím getting a little of each) and floral hops in the taste. OK but not my thing

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfb (5478) - Freising, GERMANY - NOV 12, 2011
(bottle) pours a clear copper colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of straciatella, butterscotch and milk chocolate, quite bready. flavour is heavy on chewy roasted malts, with additional notes of dark fruits and floral hops. medium-bodied with average carbonation and a light bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheRealMGD (555) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2011 Tap @ Macís Northern Steamship. Clear, light amber pour with a short white head leaving heavy lace. Malty nose.Medium body and carbonation. Refreshing, nutty, toasty bitter with pine and citrus hops. A touch of fruit balances it nicely - my new favorite Macs!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Davros (2782) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 5, 2011
Pours dark amber/red with a large but short-lasting head. Nose shows generous amounts of toasty, nutty malt with some caramel in there too. In the way of hops thereís a faint fruity character. Loving the malt though. Some of the nutty malt transfers through as a flavours but overall the malt profile seems overly metallic. Finishes with a weak bitterness and that metallic character. Carbonation is much too high.

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