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


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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
A light-coloured lager conditioned over 30 days. It has a good head, balanced sweet/bitter palate and a clean aftertaste. Brewed for the connoisseur, Mac’s Gold is brewed using only choice Motueka hops and quality barley. The bottom fermentation process of brewing by using a gravity system produces a naturally-brewed, all malt lager that contains no added chemicals, preservatives or colouring.

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sinkhole (263) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2006
Light golden appearance with a slightly fruity overtone, this beer was an uninspiring selection and I quickly moved on to others.

Choos (754) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2006
Aroma: lagery and citrus notes. Appearance: pale gold with a large soap bubbly head and large bubbles rising to the surface. Flavour: some maltiness with quite a few hoppy notes. Palate: thin and hoppy aftertaste with quite a bit of carbonation. Actually could be refreshing.

johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2006
Looks, smells, tastes, and finishes like nothing - it’s as if you haven’t drunk anything at all. Although there is nothing particularly unpleasant to take away from this beer, it is one of the most boring beers I’ve tried in a very long time.

MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2005 A Mes rate: Spicy hoppy aroma. Very light blonde looks with a crap head. Yeasty flavour with some fairly apparent hoppy bitterness. Strong malt throughout with some slight citrus notes. Thin moutfeel. Cool bottle though.

winkle (478) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 30, 2005
Bottled: Pours a clear pale straw colour with medium carbonation and a fluffy white head. Lightly fruity hop nose. Body is very thin - as is the flavour, nothing offensive simply because there is nothing much of anything. Mild bitter finish, a lawnmower beer at best. Better still upgrade to the Sassy Red instead. Thanks Beer Legend.

JonMoore (2067) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2005
Bottle. Golden colour with a slim white head. Sweet hoppy aroma. Taste is fairly bland. Not much going on. Thin bodied. Doesn’t taste bad, just pretty boring.

DuffMan (10772) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 29, 2005
Golden, faint hops on nose and palate, definitely thin in the body, but refreshing.

JoeMcPhee (10135) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2005
Very pale golden colour, no head. Aroma is grainy with some earthy and herbal type of hop that I’ve never tasted before. Flavour is reasonably balanced with both interesting hop flavour and some malty character. Won’t win any prizes, but at least it tries.

leaparsons (10865) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2005
Bottle. Light gold with a white bubbly head. Aromas are grain, corn and metal with soap and some sour fruitiness. Flavours are sweet grain with caramel, biscuit and some fruity sourness. Not too bad in the end. Nice bottle, too. Warning - it has just warmed up, and its not so good. Drink it quick and its OK.

duff (5486) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2005
Bottle. Pretty sweet and thin. Reminded me of Cascade Summer Blonde, another of these golden summery, bland lagers which seem to be popular down under. Sweet pale malt, and not much else. In many ways this is a typical Antipodean lager, but perhaps this is a bit cleaner.

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