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.
k0mpsa (892) - Järvenpää, 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 (3303) - 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 (9999) - 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 (5642) - .....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 (177) - 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 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.
Beersiveknown (2366) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
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...
Rangi (508) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 30, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very sessionable beverage. Tasty enough without being outstanding. Would be happy to drink when the rugby is on.
ciaranc (667) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
dgi (14) - DENMARK - OCT 7, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
petergaynor (111) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 24, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Pours dark red-brown, good off-white head. Smells toasted nutty malts. Tastes herby hops with toasted malt. Good bitter, nice surprise.