Dismiss Notice
Love Belgian Beer?

Join us Sep 17 in Portland, Maine for Return of the Belgian Beer Fest, featuring hundreds of authentic Belgian beers and Belgian-inspired offerings!

Tickets + more: beeradvocate.com/belgian

Sassy Red | Mac's Brewery

YOUR RATING = None |
BA SCORE
83
good
21 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Sassy RedSassy Red
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mac's Brewery
New Zealand (Aotearoa) | website

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by jahsausage on 04-17-2005

BEER STATS
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
35
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
11.48%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
1
For Trade:
0
View: Beers | Events
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 21 | Ratings: 35
Photo of jahsausage
2.89/5  rDev -21%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Originally brewed by Lion breweries showcase brewery in Wellington, Sassy Red describes itself as a "Hoppy Best Bitter". It is a nice orangey brown colour but its head is exceedingly shortlived for which I had to deduct a fair amount of points for. It has a very strong 'spicy' smell from the hops, possibly one of the strongest smelling beers i've had. In taste it is strongly bitter, almost too much for my taste which is suprising. Overall I did not like this beer as much as some of Mac's other offerings which I find a bit odd considering that it must have been popular at the brewpub for Lion (who currently own the rights to marketting Macs beers) to produce it on a large scale.

 686 characters

Sassy Red from Mac's Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Return of the Belgian Beer Fest

    BeerAdvocate Brings its All-Belgian Fest to Portland, Maine on September 17, 2016. Tickets are on sale now.

    Learn More
  • Get the Mag

    Become a BeerAdvocate magazine print subscriber today.

    Subscribe