RateBeer
McKenzie Shanes Gold
     click to upload
overall
46
67
style

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

distribution
unknown

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pilsner style, dry crisp taste & medium hop bitterness, straw colored, made with imported German malt & Hallertaurer hops.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5341) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2009
[Draft @ EB+B] Golden with a small, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of toasted malts, toffee, grass, saaz, and citrus fruits. Taste of toffee, almonds, toasted malts, citrus fruits, grass, and a lightly bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nate (3727) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2008
From draught at McKenzie Brew House II. Nice light beany Saaz hops aroma with some pilsner malt sweetness. Muted nose but decent. Light yellow clear body with slight chill haze, topped with white lacing head. Medium light watery body with medium-light carbonation, soft and perfect for the style. Starts pretty hoppy and has nice tempered pilsner malty sweetness. Carbonic acidic bite in the finish. Overall, nice example but muted and slightly oxidized. Pretty good with robust bitter finish and malt sweet after.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joeymacaroni (309) - Wagontown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2008
tasted @ Malvern. pours light gold with virtually no head. the saaz comes right through in the spicy, floral aroma. light bitterness, slightly metallic. taste is light saaz hops, slight metal, lemon peel, slight maltiness and grapefruit. not bad. finish lingers with a lemony hint. a little oily, a little thin.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
cheap (4080) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2008
Had this at the brewpub in Melvern. Nice frresh just plain good beer aroma, perhaps a little tart. My sample looked more like a good hefe than a pilsner. It was cloudy, hazy and straw colored. Tea froth head. On the initial tastes, very mild on the taste buds. Not much pilsner bite and I appreciated that. However, as the session continues, there is a buildning pilsner bite that is sneaking up from behind. Typical pilsner finish, medium bitter linger. Pilsner bite end medium to mild.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Taste just like a pilsner. Czch sazz hop taste and aroma. Fresh tasteing. With tart finish. Good beer.

1.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
highpoint (26) - lansdowne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2007
hop tea. cloudy, and just too many hops. very unbalanced beer. tastes more like an ale.from sampler, dirty glass, again! no head...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11086) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2007
on tap-pours a white head and yellow color. Aroma is light/medium malt, secondary hops-citrus, perfumy. Taste is light/medium malt balanced with hops-citrus/bitter-pine. Light/medium body. OK effervescence on front of the tongue.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2007
Light golden color with pils/saaz mix in the nose. Taste is light and crisp, but falls short of the better pils you can find close by (Victory, Sly Fox). Crisp and refreshing, but average.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29367) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2007
Draft at the brewpub, July 2006. A yellow beer with a rim of white head. The aroma is sweet malty with light notes of oranges, while the flavor is a fine delicate one with a good malt back ground on which are notes of oranges, that lead to a very dry grassy and citrusy end with a good deal of bitterness.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 29, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2006 Draught pint at the Malvern location on 10/6/06 with Dickinsonbeer.
Head retention seemed to leave a little to be desired on the beers we had this day, but other than that, a lucid bronze body is clear and shows minimal carbonation. The white head is initially small and dissipates rather steadily, leaving behind light, spotty lacing.
Fresh, crisp, biting and bitter hops in the nose are luscious and wonderfully utilized. Very strong aroma, with delicate honey notes dancing in the background and a very dry, crisp yeast bite on the end. Light minerals, appropriate to the style, from the yeast, but not overdone. Nor is there any trace of anything unauthentic here. I sometimes feel that hallertauer hops lose out to styrian goldings in their combination of dryness/snappiness and aroma/flavor (styrian having both the dryness AND the more complex flavor), but not so here. This is like the most lush and fertile grass, soft and fuzzy but at the same time poignant and crisp. And thatís just the aroma.
The flavor struck me right away as, well, a Bohemian pils. You sort of keep in the back of your head a model of what the perfect example of a style would taste like. This came really close. The hops are about 90% flavor and 10% bittering, just leaving enough bitterness to help aid the yeast in clearing the light malt. They are fully dry, wonderfully grassy and almost fruity, they seem so fresh. Must have been a freshly harvested batch of hops. The malt is medium-light to light in texture, without being watery or too lean, yet at no time does it assert dominance or build up on the palate. Warm honey and very slight baked dough notes, provide a substantial medium on which to display the hops. The attenuation is perfect as well, not being too dry as to get bready or papery, and having enough sweetness to fend back yeast-derived acidity. And last but not least, the yeast on the finish might be even more stunning than the hops. Itís full of that mineral-like lager yeast bite that is so charming about this style. Crisp and snappy, finishing dry and urging another sip. Supremely drinkable, no brewing flaws.
Tough to critique this one. I suppose the carbonation, while not poorly represented here, just dosent have what a tight, bottle conditioned carbonation has. This one is a touch loose at times. The aroma, while chalk full of hops, could, perhaps stand a touch more malt nuance, while maybe you could have a more robust maltiness (though itís difficult to do so without messing up the balance). Iím reaching though. Itís hard to ask for much more than this.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50