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.
Luvystypotables (1451) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hoppy nose, with notes of malt and hazel nut. Pours an amber copper color and a short lasting white head. A transient bitter taste with hazel nut and hoppy notes. A nutty hop finish.
canadiankiwi (131) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper colour. Nice taste, refreshing and slightly bitter. Fruity aroma and taste. Not to shabby
beer-yum (1186) - 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 (605) - 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 (262) - 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 (2429) - 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 (5094) - 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 (2237) - Tuusula, 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 (19434) - 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.