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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
clondest99 (12) - palo alto, California, USA - APR 9, 2002
The best beer i had in NZ. It is worth to spend a bit moore in the pub.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 7, 2001
Batch brewed under Bavarian purity laws. This is very refreshing beer. Nice flavour but very short on palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nanger (6) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2003 does not count
Love getting over to NZ just to drink this beer. Its fantastic. Just a pitty we cant buy it in Australia.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nybol (1711) - DENMARK - MAR 13, 2016
En øl der er helt klar gylden og har et flot skum der bliver "hængende" længe. En øl man lige dvæler ved inden man drikker den. Nå, men til selve smagen. En frisk og klar smag, måske noter af noget citrus, en let sødme af malt og en middel bitterhed. Ikke meget eftersmag, det er lidt synd, og man vil faktisk gerne smage noget mere. Så er det jo bare at knappe en mere op, hvilket også er nemt da man bare skal trække i en ring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (5311) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2007
Difficult to undo the strange top which wasn’t a very good start. Slightly dry with a clean taste but not a lot of distinctive flavour. For some reason I had expected a more complex and interesting beer rather than the average one that I got.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdKing (2529) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2011 Pours golden with nice amber hues. Fizzy head. Aroma is sweet and malty. Flavour has a really nice malt base with hints of bread, sweetcorn and a very light honey sweetness. A really good lager with the balance on malt and very little bitterness. Really good lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2011
Bottle at home. Clear golden, white fizzy head. Slight creamy, grainy grassy lager nose. Decent lager palate with dry grassiness and a touch of nutty malt. Thin finish. I like this actually, very refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Luvystypotables (1862) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2016
A slightly grassy hops aroma pours a clear gold with a lasting white head. A grassy taste with a medium body and a mildly bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skyview (5868) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2011
Received a 330 ml bottle from my brother who vacationed in New Zealand. Pours a clear golden light amber colored brew with a pillow-like white head that slowly dissipates to a film top. Nice spotty lacing too. Aroma of golden grain malt, some grassy hops, a touch of multi-grain cereal a hint of corn. Taste is light to medium bodied, soft carbonation with flavors of multi-grain malt, floral and a hint of grassy hops and a touch of white bread. Finish is nicely balanced between soft bitterness and multi-grain malt. Overall and very sessionable light drinking lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
BarossaLuke (552) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2010
A good clean, well made lager. I like the use of the Motueka hops as it adds a different element to the beer. Would drink again.

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