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Mac Queen's Nessie - Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg

Mac Queen's NessieMac Queen's Nessie

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137 Ratings
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Ratings: 137
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 16.41%


Brewed by:
Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg visit their website
Austria

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Note: New recipe from 2008, gravity went down from 16° to 12°, alcohol from 7.3% to 5%

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-03-2002)
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Ciocanelu

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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-12-2013 12:22:54 | More by Ciocanelu
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Amber copper color with a one finger head with medium retention.
Malty aroma with floral hops. Hints of peat, but not that smoked.
Likewise, predominant sweet malty flavor finishing with a mild smoky peat. Hints of apples and earthy and herbal hops. Mildly dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light body with good carbonation.
Interesting malty beer with nice twist on using Whiskey malt, this by the way worked well. Assertive and not complex, which is nice so you can better isolate its particular malt? Worth trying.

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11-10-2013 23:54:18 | More by FLima
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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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patre_tim

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3.98/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Clear filtered, medium low carbonation, copper body, a little head fades fast and has a slight bronze tinge.

S: Very amber lager like- medium toasted malts, very light, no whiskey or the likes, just a light slight skunk, cedar scent, slight smoke. Malty, not so much hops. At first reminded me of New Albion, by Sam Adams.

T: Smooth, good body, definitely get the whiskey malt (not to be taken for barrel aged which this isn’t). A toned down version of a whiskey flavour without the wood aspect. It’s a very mild beer and I’m only getting alcohol lower down at the back of the tongue and below, though its only 5%. A bit of lemon and sheltzer water.

M: Medium bready body, medium low carbonation.

O: Saw this in Michael Jackson’s top 500 beers of the world, and, having the opportunity to buy this around my 40th birthday I decided to do so. At first glance, and based on the reading on the bottle “whiskey malt red beer” it makes me think of some American ambers, but this one is way more complex with the whiskey character. I understand the classification “Vienna Lager” but personally would not like it to be placed in that category. A malt whiskey beer, with a Scottish name Nessie, brewed in Austria, makes me think this one is a style in its own right. Reminds me of buying Nacho chips that are a European brand on the train in Sweden, or a Chinese version of western food at a high end restaurant in Toronto. Cool bottle, great concept.

Serving type: bottle

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djura

Serbia

2.63/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Found it in Romania.

A - Whiskey to red cherry color,medium carbonation lasting few minutes,tiny white foam lasting few seconds.
S - Sweet malt with some fruits aroma.
T/M - Lighter taste for Red beers, almost as scotch and soda beer. 2 much carbonated,bitter aftertaste with some sweetness and some fruitiness.

O - Not so good,not so bad. Interesting because of whiskey malt, but overall, there is lots of better Red lagers.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2013 22:25:17 | More by djura
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OF001


3.28/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

330mL btl. from an advent calendar. poured into a vintage Duvel tulip glass. 7.5C serving temp.

Matt copper pour with one finger head that rises quickly and fades to a 75% coverage island of substantial thickness within 30s. Very nice continues carbonation that continues to maintain just enough head for every sip until the last. almost no lacing.

Sweet- scotch/rum nose; light fruity sugar, fruity(brandy-ish) notes with a light, toasty spice. Pleasant but smells like an Innis & Gunn without the commercialized scotch production notes, a little more separated.

Medium viscosity that is initially smooth but the carbonation kicks in and presses down on the palate to form a matt dry texture that disappears as soon as it arrives, only the present itself again on the finish. It creams out a little and has a slightly, very slight, oily and wet quality before drying out on the finish; like the carbonation at the beginning.

Light toast caramel malts. Upfront sweetness that is somewhat artificial, has some nice, very light smokiness and spiced note. It comes across quite balanced considering the quantity of residual sugars (represented by caramel with a brief note of salt).

While I can see the appeal of this as a barely more interesting competition to Innis & Gunn without the production scotch addition (sorry but it is the closest comparison), it lack the unified contents of a production scotch barrel beer, or the depth of a proper whisky malt beer that would make it otherwise. see Unibroue Raftmen as a basic bottle conditioned example. To be honest I would take about 6-8 other brands of whisky malt or whisky/scotch barrel beers over this.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2012 05:35:13 | More by OF001
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biboergosum

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3.63/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle, day number 6 in the 2012 Craft Beer Advent calendar. Somehow I believe that this particular offering was available in Alberta not all that long ago.

This beer pours a clear, pale golden amber hue, with two fingers of densely foamy, billowy off-white head, which leaves an undulating wall of specked painted lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of semi-sweet, grainy cereal malt, a wee bit of orchard fruitiness, and a very, very mild evocation of yeasty bog. The taste is more bready, breakfast cereal malt, some subtle apple-pear fruit notes, a still innocuous woody/peaty, um, suggestion, and tame earthy leafy hops. Any overt barrel and/or Scotch leanings are pretty much lost in the mire.

The bubbles are fairly laid back in their merely supportive nature, the body a steady medium weight, and generally quite smooth - dealing only really with a low-key pithiness. It finishes off-dry, the bready, biscuity malt still holding sway, and the middling noble hops staying true to their station.

A pretty decent Vienna Lager, I don't know where all this talk of Scottish whiskey barrels and Highland malt is getting us - none of it really manifests in the beer itself. Which is fine by me - I like this as it is - a well-flavoured, enjoyable, and altogether drinkable malty lager.

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12-07-2012 04:03:37 | More by biboergosum
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Cookeeman

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3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is Beer 6 from the Rieder Advent Calendar. It pours a pale clear amber, with a thin head that remains for a long while. There is a distinct sweet aroma, slightly reminiscent of rye/whiskey, bread maybe? I'm not crazy about the flavour: there's a sharp metallic taste that doesn't belong, and unfortunately there aren't really any other flavours potent enough to mask it. There are some bready notes, and the whiskey malt adds some complexity, but there just isn't much here. The finish is very clean, but weaker than I was expecting. Another underwhelming offering from this calendar.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2012 03:19:01 | More by Cookeeman
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Mac Queen's Nessie from Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
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