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

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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Lager and crystal malt. Nelson Sauvin hops for bittering, with more Sauvin and NZ Cascade for aroma.

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2.4
Bule (2255) - California, USA - MAR 4, 2015
12oz bottle pours a golden color with a bit of head. Some mild hops, but otherwise tastes like a pale lager style.

2.5
tombutlin (369) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 15, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2015 OK go-to beer when there’s little else on offer. This used to be better, but I think the accountants have taken control and dropped the hops. Go for the Macs Green Beret if it is alongside - that’s quite decent for a mass market brew

3.1
waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 22, 2014
330ml bottle pours clear gold with lasting laciness aroma is quite grassy grainy taste is crisp bitter finishing mildly hoppy, a decent easy to drink local pilsner

3.2
jbeatty (1257) - New York, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Draft in Blenheim, 11/5/2014. Pours a pale golden color, frothy head with nice lacing. Aroma is straw, medium sweetness, pear, light grass. Aroma is light pilsener malt, light sweetness, spicy hop kick in the middle, lingering mild toast bitterness. Light body. Decent pilsener with more pronounced hop profile.

3.1
Rulymel (293) - SPAIN - AUG 10, 2014
Interesting pilsner with some fresh and herbal hops. Golden colour with a white head. Far awway from standard industrial pilsner . Good!

3
joe19612 (3074) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2014
Tap at Mac’s Auckland. Pours a gold colour with a thick white head, fruity and hoppy aroma, the taste is hoppy and bitter with a long dry finish.

1.9
Dorwart (2609) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Thin bright white head of fine bubbles. Skunks ass in the aroma. Seems like it is loaded with saaz hops. I can already feel the headache coming on. Some light lemon and rice in the aroma too. Color is a clear gold with almost no carbonation. Light cereal grains, lemongrass and straw in the flavor. Significant lingering bitter with very little body. Not a beer i would recommend. Not my cup of tea!

2.6
KeefOz (1916) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - FEB 20, 2014
Tasted 8/2/2014. BB 23/08/14. Poured a clear golden colour with a one-finger white bubbly head that diminished quickly to a collar that laced very poorly. Carbonation low with medium sized bubbles. Aroma of clean fresh sweet malt with passionfruit and maybe other tropical fruits. Taste is clean with slightly fruity sweetness and very slight bitterness. Light body. OK but does not distinguish itself from any other pilsner.

2.8
skortila (5987) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2014
Bottled. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. The aroma is a bit flowery. Pale, golden coloured beer with a white head. The taste is a bit malty (more than average dutch pilseners), light citric hoppy. Good thirst quencher.

2.3
3fourths (9358) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2013
From draft. Clear gold, effervescent with a small white head. Medium body, dry, tart, vitamin-like and husky with a sourish grain flavor that grows unbearable after only a few sniffs and sips. Plant matter, leaves, vegetable bitterness, coming across as over-hopped due to the horribly astringent malt. Add to that coarse seltzer water carbonation and suggestions of burnt popcorn, it’s difficult to find anything to like about this beer.


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