HugoPotomus (8) - - JUN 26, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mcs used to be the best in the country. Now they have optimised the beers (for profit) and closed the original brewery, though they still claim to be "Nelson Based". This beer is still pretty good compared to whats available in most bottle shops, compared to Montieths the Macs brand has lost less flavour and tastes less macro. Not very bitter but well balanced the Saaz and toasty malt work well together to create something that lets you know its beer.
beer-yum (816) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Restrained flowery aroma in a copper pour. Nicely balanced taste with clean bitter finish. Not bad for a mass market beer - and one of the best from this brewery.
waiake (431) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle poured copper gold with a frothy head & a caramel malty aroma tastes fresh creamy crisp with subtle hoppy fruity nutty flavours & fine lasting bitterness
Rulymel (218) - SPAIN - AUG 10, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reddish colour. Malty beer with notes of caramel and fruit. Balanced, dry finish. Good body.
joe19612 (2137) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Macís Auckland. Pours a brown colour with a red tint, plenty of fruit especially berries in the aroma, taste is medium bitterness, with a dry bitter finish.
skortila (4826) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 30, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
k0mpsa (1750) - Jšrvenpšš, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark copper color, white head. Aroma is fresh malts and hops, sweet notes. Fresh fruity taste, sweet, hoppy, balanced.
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
Travlr (15853) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the source. Crystal clear ruby amber color, tan head. Aroma of toasted caramel. Taste us bitter caramel.
SudsMcDuff (6837) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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!?!
LesArgen (263) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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 itís more hoppy with good length and a reasonable malt structure. It could probably do with a little more bite, but itís an enjoyable drop.