1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Mac Queen's Nessie - Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg

Not Rated.
Mac Queen's NessieMac Queen's Nessie

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
76
okay

139 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 139
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 16.41%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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)
View: Beers (18) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 139 | Reviews: 109 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Derranged:
Photo of Derranged
Derranged

New York

3.1/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A vintage bottle of the 7.3 abv variety. Who knows how old this bottle really is. Apparently this recipe was discontinued in 2008. Poured from a 11.2 ounce bottle into a stemmed pokal.

A- Dark amber color with minimal white head that doesn't disappear right away.

S- Malty with raisins, figs and some alcohol. Smells a bit like a Belgian Strong Dark Ale.

T- As I expected this was kind of bland. I'm getting malt with some rasins, slight alcohol and a slight bitter aftertaste. Almost has an artificial sweetness to it at the end. Tastes like a bottle of slightly spoiled Chimay Grande Reserve Blue that I've had before.

M- Very thin, kind of flat but is burning the back of my throat.

O- I'd swear that this was a cheap Belgian Strong Dark Ale. Very strange. I have another bottle. Not nearly as bad as I thought it would be. I wonder what this was like fresh. Oh well.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 02:51:03 | More by Derranged
More User Reviews:
Photo of KAF
KAF

Iowa

3/5  rDev -8.8%

07-09-2014 02:48:21 | More by KAF
Photo of Latarnik
Latarnik

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-27-2014 00:19:43 | More by Latarnik
Photo of Bendulum
Bendulum

Romania

3.75/5  rDev +14%

04-14-2014 19:10:37 | More by Bendulum
Photo of woolihoo
woolihoo

France

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-18-2014 20:17:03 | More by woolihoo
Photo of BillRoth
BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +14%

03-15-2014 20:53:34 | More by BillRoth
Photo of vhmf1978
vhmf1978

Brazil

4/5  rDev +21.6%

01-29-2014 01:03:16 | More by vhmf1978
Photo of houtappel
houtappel

Romania

5/5  rDev +52%

01-21-2014 16:14:20 | More by houtappel
Photo of Ciocanelu
Ciocanelu

Romania

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-12-2013 12:22:54 | More by Ciocanelu
Photo of FLima
FLima

Brazil

3.45/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2013 23:54:18 | More by FLima
Photo of leitmotif
leitmotif

Romania

3/5  rDev -8.8%

11-08-2013 16:13:38 | More by leitmotif
Photo of dcmchew
dcmchew

Romania

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

11-05-2013 17:23:21 | More by dcmchew
Photo of ronin926
ronin926

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

09-05-2013 16:24:55 | More by ronin926
Photo of felipeprates
felipeprates

Brazil

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

09-03-2013 10:37:28 | More by felipeprates
Photo of drewone
drewone

California

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-02-2013 20:21:51 | More by drewone
Photo of mrfrancis
mrfrancis

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

07-06-2013 22:15:26 | More by mrfrancis
Photo of WOLFGANG
WOLFGANG

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +14%

07-03-2013 23:26:06 | More by WOLFGANG
Photo of safaricook
safaricook

Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

06-15-2013 15:29:20 | More by safaricook
Photo of Marius
Marius

Romania

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

06-01-2013 17:15:24 | More by Marius
Photo of clarknova
clarknova

Germany

3/5  rDev -8.8%

05-29-2013 15:18:08 | More by clarknova
Photo of Kmat10
Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -8.8%

05-26-2013 16:29:29 | More by Kmat10
Photo of patre_tim
patre_tim

China

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

05-10-2013 15:09:43 | More by patre_tim
Photo of djura
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
Photo of Dyerseve
Dyerseve

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

02-10-2013 00:31:56 | More by Dyerseve
Photo of matjack85
matjack85

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-28-2013 10:16:01 | More by matjack85
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Mac Queen's Nessie from Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
76 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.