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Brewed by Mac's Brewery (Lion Breweries - NZ)
Style: Schwarzbier
Auckland, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A dark malt beer which is brewed to give an excellent balance to the palate. The characteristic aromatics and flavour being derived from the inclusion of dark malts. Black Mac has a good head, is full bodied, and contains sufficient sweetness to compliment the hop bitterness. Brewed using choice Motueka hops and quality barley. Black Mac contains no added chemicals, preservatives or colouring

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2.9
jgb9348 (6581) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Deep dark brown coloured body with a nice creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, a touch of licorice, some light coffee and a bit more roasted malt and earth. Medium-bodied; Assertive roasted malt flavours with a touch of sugars, cream and a little earthiness. Aftertaste shows the simple, yet potent roasted malt taste with a little sweetness and a hint of alcohol near the end. Overall, a decent beer that shows some quality, but not great compared to other artisinal beers in New Zealand. I sampled this 33cL bottle with ridges on the lip, on my honeymoon on 22-August-2011 at the Koru Club (Air New Zealand) in Auckland International Airport.

3.2
maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 17, 2011
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Quite fond of this beer. Nothing special. Shows lots of roasted malts and light bitter coffee but a fantastic dark quaffer

3.1
EdKing (2663) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2011
Dark in colour, almost black with browny tinges. Light in the mouth, more like a porter or German black beer /schwarzbier. Nice roasted flavours with coffee high notes and chocolate on the finish. Only criticism is bit too light in body and thin in the mouth.

5
summervillains (3) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 18, 2011 does not count
Got a chance to drink this when in the Marshall Islands. I love this beer. Unique... dark but not heavy. Incredibly complex but incredibly drinkable. I snuck 6 or 7 of these back to the States and am drinking them slowly and rarely only on very special occasions. Wish I could get it here.

3.4
GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 24, 2010
330mL awesome bottle as always. Pour is a clear, cola brown with a thin, tan head with very little retention. Aroma is strong milk chocolate, rich caramel, burnt caramel, cookie dough, toast. Taste is sessionable, rich dark malts, cola sweetness, slightly bitter. Fresh, lively, bitter on the palate. Very well made and easily enjoyable.

3.6
mkel07 (6546) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 15, 2010
330ml bottle. Jet black in colour with a coffee coloured head of tiny bubbles. Looks thick and heary, a meal in a glass. Burnt smoky aroma leads to as burnt malt taste that lingers and the flavour spreads to all parts of the mouth.

3.5
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2010
Bottle - Very dark/black with tan head. Medium carbonation. Medium to full bodied. Roasted malts, smoky, nutty, molasses. Medium bitterness.

3.1
madquacker (1176) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2010
A good solid black ale. Salty and abit watery with some vegemite. Nice one.

3.5
Davros (3338) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2010
Pours black with a light tan small head. Nose shows light roasted malt with a lot of nutty and toasty chocolate malt. Big milk chocolate hit as well as vanilla. This is great. Such a lovely creamy mix of aromas. Flavours are less complex with more of the emphasis on plain roasted malt. Still, some hints of milky chocolate (reminiscent of a hot chocolate) show. Quite sweet, with just a hint of a roasty finish. Much too much carbonation for this kind of beer!

3.2
jonno (3012) - JAPAN - JUN 19, 2010
Not a bad schwarzbier. Notes of toffee, cream, biscuit, chocolate in a smooth body with a moderately bitter finish. Nice effort.


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