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Macs Hop Harvest


Formerly brewed at Macs Brewery
Wellington, New Zealand
Style: Pale Lager | Ratings: 7 | Winter Seasonal | Alcohol: 5%
Our first limited release of 2004 is truely a once in a lifetime drinking experience. We've managed to produce two exciting, never before used, hop varieties and combined them with the inimitable NZ Saaz hop to celebrate the classic pilsener style lager. The hops are as fresh as they come - the first of the season - and we've even included the flowers in the boil to maximise the full flavour result. With a classic golden hue, a tight foamy white head and a full, creamy body, it's the mix that makes the magic: unique citrus and spicy notes from the NZ Saaz, tropical aromas from our special new hop, and the crisp bitterness of new Pacific Jade providing the balance. Tracy Banner, Head Brewer

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