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


on tap


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RATINGS: 86   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
BarossaLuke (552) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2010
Thi sis areally good bitter style beer with that NZ Nelson Sauvin twist. Lovely malt aroma which is well balanced with the hops. Iíve had NS hopped beers before and it can be quite a big up-front aromatic hop vairety bu in this beer it is all well balanced leaning toward the malt side as it should. Very nice beer, could drink this all night.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
snuffla (158) - Chch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 17, 2010
330ml bottle poured into half pint glass. Bread malt nose, with caramel and chocolate notes. Malty sweet, with some subtle caramel flavour. Finishes a little malty sweet and one dimensional.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - NOV 17, 2009
Bottle. Pours with a large off white head over a burnt orange body. Aroma of maltly nuttiness balanced with reinous hops. Finishes with a touch of bitterness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawthorne00 (3539) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 8, 2009
Bottle. Pours dark red with light beige head. Caramel and Saaz hop aroma. Light malts and citrus. Bitterness is there, but rather more floral than usual for this style. Refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jonno (2520) - JAPAN - NOV 5, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2009 Mmmm....Looks a treat but just had an unendearing quality. Very malt sweet with little bitterness to counter balance.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
davidm (2069) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 8, 2009
Bottle. Too sweet for a bitter. Aroma is malty and not strong. Flavour is sweet with almost no bitterness. Looks nice, red in colour with lasting head. Body is light to medium, with a watery feel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stew41 (1941) - Phuket, THAILAND - SEP 6, 2009
A very smartly copnstructured beer. shows a great mix and balance of light touch malts, pilsner-like hops and a settled bitter edge reminisce of any decent bitter from the UK. Perfectly drinkable. In fact, were it not for a modest burst from the toffee mlats early I might have been convinced I was sipping a pilsner. Gassy, fizzy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - APR 21, 2009
On tap at the brewery bar. Pours copper red, off white head. Aroma is quite hopped, fruity and has a soft spice. Full bodied flavour, a good hop bitterness came through with this tap version (bottles can be lacking in hops). Soft spice, biscuty. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2009
330ml Good look frothy head strong good size carbonation tops in a red coloured pour aroma toffee honey malt biscuit some fruit flavour toffee biscuit citrus some stone fruit bitter taste good hoppiness apricot note finish fruity mild bitter fizz lingers not bad at all

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2009
Draught at Macís Brewbar, Auckland. Pours dark amber with a small white head. Aroma of caramel malt, nuts and fruit. The flavour is caramel malt, nuts and fruit. Good bitterness. Sweet malty finish. A standout from the other average house beers.

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