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Brewed by Macís Brewery (Lion Breweries - NZ)
Style: Bitter
Auckland, New Zealand
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A Hoppy Best Bitter with a combination of flavours including nutty, biscuity characters from the 5 malts, fruity esters and the contrasting flavour of the NZ Saaz hops. These flavours meld together resulting in this intriguing and balanced beer.

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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
explosivedog (570) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 31, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2017 On tap at the Last Kitchen in Fox Glacier. Malt profile is pretty decent, but thereís not much beyond that. Biscuits, toffee, little dried fruit. Drinkable but not the best.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wrlangin (210) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 30, 2016
330 ml bottle at Lombardi's in Queenstown. Deep Amber/red with small tan head. Malty aroma. Flavours are balanced with malt and hops. We'll done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2016
[8345-20160522] Tap. Mild toasted grains aroma. Clear, red amber body with a quick foamy white head. Grainy toasted light wood flavour. Medium body. Average. (6/3/7/3/14) 3.3
(@ Macís The Vic, Nelson, NZ)
Overheard: "The other good lobster joke..." "Thereís more than one?!"

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jercraigs (10093) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
2016-05-22. Crisp amber body with a small beige head. 3+ Aroma is pleasantly sweet malty, touches of toffee. Flavour is fairly sweet, malty, toffee notes. Average bodied palate, good carbonation. 6/3-4/6/3/11 On tap at The Vic, Nelzon, NZ.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Luvystypotables (1781) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2016
A hoppy nose, with notes of malt and hazel nut. Pours an amber copper color and a short lasting white head. A transient bitter taste with hazel nut and hoppy notes. A nutty hop finish.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
canadiankiwi (148) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 31, 2015
Copper colour. Nice taste, refreshing and slightly bitter. Fruity aroma and taste. Not to shabby

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
beer-yum (1482) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 13, 2015
Restrained flowery aroma in a copper pour. Nicely balanced taste with clean bitter finish. Not bad for a mass market beer - and one of the best from this brewery.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 9, 2015
bottle poured copper gold with a frothy head & a caramel malty aroma tastes fresh creamy crisp with subtle hoppy fruity nutty flavours & fine lasting bitterness

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rulymel (278) - SPAIN - AUG 10, 2014
Reddish colour. Malty beer with notes of caramel and fruit. Balanced, dry finish. Good body.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joe19612 (2734) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2014
Tap at Macís Auckland. Pours a brown colour with a red tint, plenty of fruit especially berries in the aroma, taste is medium bitterness, with a dry bitter finish.


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