Mac's Gold All Malt Beer (24 x 330mL), New Zealand.
Mac’s Gold is the beer on which the reputation of Mac’s Brewery was founded. Since 1982 it’s done a splendid job of being a 4% golden lager with hints of citrus and sweet malts. In the drinking, you’ll notice that the hops have imparted a wistful suggestion of mid palate bitterness but this is soon modified by a delicate caramel sweetness. Conclude this line of inquiry and you'll enjoy the crispest of finishes, refreshed by the clean aftertaste.
"Rich golden… Low malt aroma… Easy drinking, soft malt lager. Well balanced and good low residual flavours for a midstrength lager." Kurt Gross, Chuck Hahn, Janet Hollioak, Ian Kingham, Bruce Peachey, Ashley Pini, Michael O’Grady & Tim Williams, Drinks Trade, (01/JAN/2010 )
"Clean and very well made beer with no defects and with very good carbonation. Estery fresh aromas lift out the glass and the fresh and flavoursome palate is in seamless balance." 4.5 Stars - Winestate Magazine (01/DEC/2009)
"Macs reputation was founded on this all-malt, gold-topped, golden lager. It has citrus and sweet malt flavours up front, middle hoppy bitterness then caramel sweetness with a crisp, clean, refreshing finish. Tastier than standard session lagers, it complements fish and chips, subtle chicken dishes, smoked salmon and sweet chilli, sour cream on crusty bread." Vic Crossland, West Australian (26/MAR/2009)
Silver Medal, Australia International Beer Awards 2009
Mac’s came into the world in 1981 when the beer market was as about as competitive as the average government department. Former farmer and All Black and Picton publican, Terry McCashin, decided to enough was enough when told by a particular brewery rep that his pub’s customers would pretty much have to drink what his bosses were making now.
Why did he have to put up with this crap? Why couldn't he find a beer that he wanted to drink himself and would be proud to serve to friends? And what was stopping anyone from making that beer?
Apparently six months of red tape was the answer to the last question. (No one has asked for 50 years for a licence to brew beer and the guy who knew what forms to fill out had died.) Terry, however, persisted in the face of adversity and so Mac’s Beer was born and has been a national favourite ever since.
There are only four things that go into Macs beer- water, yeast, malt and hops. (we’ll allow an exception for the odd bit of wheat or coriander) The brewing of Macs beer works hand in hand only with natural elements and processes.
Macs brewery should mean a load of good things to our customers and our own people. For instance, we embrace individuality. We have only one target market- people who appreciate good beer.
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