Brewed by Macís Brewery (Lion Breweries - NZ)
Style: Witbier
Auckland, New Zealand
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen


on tap

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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Macís Great White is our interpretation of a classic Belgian Witbier, with its cloudy hue complemented by notes of coriander & orange peel. A Great White without the bite.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Choos (753) - Taylors Hill, - JAN 31, 2009
Aroma: funky notes giving way to citrus and a hint of pear. Appearance: hazy pale yellow with a large fluffy white head. Flavour: bubblegum and citrus with a soapy creamy aftertaste. Palate: medium mouthfeel and very carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sccp1910 (239) - BRAZIL - MAR 20, 2017
Aroma e sabor cŪtrico com notas de laranja. Bom e refrescante paladar. Cor amarela turva e espuma branca.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
trofflolly (2) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 10, 2017 does not count
Slightly drying finish. Orange and corriander could be a bit stronger. Nice drop

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
invinoveritas (148) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2016
Attractive 33cl bottle. Thin, pale pour with a thicker head. Odd aroma of pears and burning storage heaters, a bit of rubber too. Thatís not good. Thin and watery to taste, those pears are there, some rhubarb crumble - itís quite sour, almost like a soured version of Kopparberg. Taste is not too bad once you get used to it, but the body is very thin, almost silky. It has potential but inconsistent.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bbertels (467) - NORWAY - NOV 19, 2016
Backlog rate. On tap at bar in Singapore. Opaque and straw coloured -- quite fizzy head. Not much of an aroma except some yeast and wheat. Taste is very light with some citra, wheat, a hint of something spicy. Easygoing thirstquencher.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (10122) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 2, 2016
Tap at the bungee bar in Singapore. Hazy yellow pour with a white head. Wheat, mild spice, okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (8735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2016
[8341-20160522] Tap. Yeasty grassy aroma. Slightly hazy, pale yellow orange body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Grassy yeasty sweet grains flavour. Medium body. Good. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
(@ Macís The Vic, Nelson, NZ)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (10258) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
2016-05-22. Lightly hazy body with a small white head. 3+ Aroma is lightly spiced, notes of coriander, touch of yeast. Flavour is similar, lightly yeasty wheat, touch of coriander. Average bodied palate, good carbonation. 3+ 7/3/7/3/14 On tap at The Vic, Nelzon, NZ.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kidmartinek (4999) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Very good. Hazy gold with a white head. The white foamy head lasts the whole drink and even stay if you let the beer sit a long while. It has a corriander aroma and flavor and a smooth, dense foamy palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (8801) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 23, 2016
Bottle at The Good Beer Company, Singapore. Poured a hazy straw colour with a round white head. The aroma is yeast, light banana. The flavour is acid citrus with a crisp dry mineral, light biscuit malt, light spice palate. Medium to light bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GoufCustom (1913) - HONG KONG - OCT 11, 2015

330ml pull-tap bottle bought at 7-Eleven in Lock Road, Tsim Sha Tsui.

Cloudy hazy pale straw golden colour with thin trace of yeast sediments; Half finger head with white foam which lasts for 1 minute; Excellent sticky lacing with near zero carbonation; Aroma of light malt, with very strong wheat and strong tartness, strong coriander, orange peels, citrus, light banana, spices, strong yeast and very light grass; Light sweet taste of light malt, with very strong wheat, light tartness, light coriander, thin orange peels, light spices, earth, yeast, thin lemon and very light bitter grassy hops; Close to light body. Fairly slick and crisp palate; Mouth feel is light maltyness in a light slick background. Very strong wheat presence but very light tartness. Crisp and dry. Not much fruit peels and coriander as aroma suggests, mostly yeasty earthy elements with some spices to round. OkayÖ Hoppiness is very light lemon and thin grass in nose and taste. Bitterness is barely testable for an abrupt, strong wheaty finish; Quite dry after taste. Very easy and wheaty to mouth.

Comments: Its has promising aroma of strong wheat and coriander, but low tartness and lack of fruityness in taste render this one more like a Wheat Ale than a Belgian White. Drinkable, but not classy by any means.

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