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Maclay draught beers are now brewed at Forth Brewing, and bottled beers at Belhaven.

Updated: January 21, 2008

Beer List

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    • Date: April 13, 2000 (#3417)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Flanagan's Stop and Shop, Appleton WI
      Score: 15 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Brown-amber, low carbonation, nice head. Clean, faintly metallic aroma. Medium body, big hop flavor in the middle, caramel malt all the way through.

    • Date: February 27, 2001 (#3780)
      Package: bottled
      Place: BJCP Training Course, De Pere WI
      Score: 13½ points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Amber, some haze, thick head. Intensely malty aroma. Medium body, lots of diacetyl, lots of malt.
    • Date: June 12, 1999 (#3287)
      Package: bottled
      Place: 1st Wines and Spirits, Allouez WI
      Score: 14 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Bright amber, slight haze, high carbonation, thick head. Sweet aroma, with caramel malt and hops. Light-medium body, caramel-sweet, mildly bitter all the way through. Citrusy finish.
    • Date: May 19, 1999 (#3280)
      Package: bottled
      Place: 1st Wines and Spirits, Allouez WI
      Score: 15 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Amber, moderate carbonation and head. Peat smoke aroma, sweet. Medium-thick body, pronounced smoky flavor, mild malty sweetness, big hop flavor in the middle.

  • Oatmeal Stout
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    • Date: August 12, 1999 (#3320)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Pat's Tap, Appleton WI
      Score: 17½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Black, thick foamy head. Roasty, malty, sweet aroma. Medium body, big smooth oatmeal flavor, nice and roasty. A little drier, and it would be perfect...almost.

  • Scottish-Style Heavy Ale
    • Date: May 8, 1999 (#3274)
      Package: bottled
      Place: 1st Wines and Spirits, Allouez WI
      Score: 16 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Amber, moderate carbonation, thick head. Spicy, malty aroma, some diacetyl. Medium body, malty, mildly smoky.