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


on tap


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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Lager and crystal malt. Nelson Sauvin hops for bittering, with more Sauvin and NZ Cascade for aroma.

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ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Nice doughy malt nose, light honey and some grassy hops. The taste is lightly sweet, lightly bitter. The hops are fresh cut grass and flowers, and a touch of lemon. The malts are a bit squishy and out of place in a pils, should crisp and cracker like whereas these are more pale ale like, but it still works. Very nice beer.

Travlr (25224) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Bottle courtesy of tarheels86, thank you sir! Pale yellow color. Aroma of malt and black pepper. Taste is bitter start to finish, decent body, maybe a slight sourness in the finish. Interesting.

GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 16, 2010
330mL. Pours a clear straw with a giant, white, rocky head with massive sheety lace. Aroma is grassy hops, lemon, fresh flowers, tropical notes from the Nelson Sauvin, lilac. Taste is just a bit too doughy and grainy for a pils but is rich, fresh, fairly sharp, moving to full nutty to tree sappy bitter. Dry palate.

Mattburns (114) - USA - OCT 31, 2010
Bottle. Crisp and refreshing. Great unexpected hop kick in the nose and flavour. Nice.

Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - OCT 8, 2010
Bottle - Clear gold. White head. Medium carbonation. Sweet, fuity cascade hops. Crisp and refreshing. Medium bitterness comes through i the finish. Very nice!

Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 25, 2010
Mainstream goes craft with Mac’s Hoprocker. It pours with a fluffy, rocky head that hangs around. There’s tropical fruit, coarse grass and herbaceousness on the nose. It looks like a pilsner ought to, but the divergence is the mass of hop flavours and light maltiness. Hops, hops, hops, hops. You never see this many hops being used in something with a mainstream label and there have been occasions where I have had a couple and drifted off to sleep from the sophorific effect of the hops. It really is one of the most pleasant feelings you can have with your clothes on.

WestSydneyBoy (23) - South Penrith, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2010
great aroma of citrus and pine, pours clear golden straw with a lovely frothy bright white head, strong taste of fruity passionfruit/peach, with a kick of bitterness at the end, not enough sweetness and body to back it up. overall feels like a lager trying to be a hoppy pale ale, and while i enjoyed the beer i would much rather have a pale ale to be honest.

bmeup (679) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - JUL 17, 2010
Bottle @ Bubbles on Cove. Clear light straw yellow with a tight white head. Floral hop aroma. Clean tasting hoppy tang with some light malt grain. Just a little on the thin side.

Davros (3208) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2010
Pours gold with a quickly fading head leaving nice lacing. Nose shows herbaceous, spicy and piney hops along with the expected passionfruit/peach from the Nelson Sauvin. Hints of white wine and woody notes also present along with a fair bit of sweet caramel. Similar flavours (spicy, herbal hops, woody notes) but also some bready, grainy malt. Light body, med-high carbonation fitting the style.

ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2010 i agree with whoever said it needs more body. does have a nice floral hop to it, but not enough backing it

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