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Mac Queen's Nessie | Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Austria
schloss-eggenberg.at

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-03-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,269
Reviews:
113
Ratings:
157
pDev:
16.16%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of DrBass
2.77/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mishi_d
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of YvesB
3.54/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bierliebhaber3
3.79/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Described as a whisky malt red beer from Austria, I am expecting this beer to be very strange, but hopefully it is very good also. I have had many fairly bad beers and not so many good ones from Austria though, so hopefully this doesn’t follow that trend. This red ale pours a reddish orange color with a medium foamy white head. The smell is certainly malty with typical red beer, bready scents with a faint hint of whisky on the nose also. It is certainly quite malty with a flavor that is mostly on par with a fairly robust red ale. It is not as sweet with less caramel character than many red ales I’ve had. There is maybe a faint hint of whisky, but it is really quite understated. The finish is crisp, somewhat creamy, and imparts a faint citrus character. The body is medium, but maybe slightly heavier than the average red ale. This is certainly a very good red ale and probably one of, if not the best, beer I have had from Austria. It is not nearly as strange or as interesting as I thought it would be though. I guess I shouldn’t be too surprised though because red ales very rarely are. Still a very solid beer though and I think it is quite underrated.

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Photo of Timothy_Scott_Goeft
3.17/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Smells slightly musty slight whiskey
Appearance, red transparent with lasting off-white thin head.
Flavour slight sour. Malty. Ends with a fruity apricot and small smokey note.
Med carbonation dry finish.
Not great of odor may be by damage as its label was torn a bit.but think wasnt aweful.

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3.06/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.04/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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2.92/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Svingjo
3.41/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This poured a coppery liquid with an inch head that flattens pretty quickly. There is a citrus nose with maybe a bit of whisky barrel in the background. It's very subtle and hard to pick out. The flavour has a bit grain with slight fruit in the finish, maybe apricot. Like the nose the whisky barrel is very subtle. I took a big swig and held it in my mouth, the carbonation was active the whole time.

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Photo of Rickus
3.11/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

L: Pleasant deep amber. Upon pouring into a cooled tulip glass, the foam built up quickly, then collapsed equally suddenly.
S: The irony smell of lager, with a light wooden je-ne-sais-quoi in the background.
T: Well, it tastes like a decent Vienna lager. Nothing less, nothing more.
F: Crispy mouthfeel of a good-quality lager, a tad too metallic for my taste. Carbonation is rather high. I half expected barrelling would have created a smoother, more silky beer.
O: Don't get me wrong, this is a pleasant beer. I can imagine me drinking this sitting in an Australian caffee, a pretzel at the side. However, I was promised (and had payed for) something special, a whiff of the Scottish Highlands, a whisky malt red beer, aged for two months, preferably in ancient oak barrels. Not really sure if that was what I got.

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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2/5  rDev -39%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

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3.56/5  rDev +8.5%

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

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4/5  rDev +22%

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5/5  rDev +52.4%

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Mac Queen's Nessie from Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Beer rating: 3.28 out of 5 with 157 ratings
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