Brewed by Moa Brewing Company
Style: Pilsener
Blenheim, New Zealand


on tap

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RATINGS: 214   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Moa Methode is bottle fermented and conditioned to give a natural, more consistent carbonation and flavour. Due to the natural brewing process of Methode Moa, a light, beneficial sediment will remain. This sediment protects the beer from premature aging and leaves full, slightly spicy characters on the palate.

Tasting Notes
Moa Methode is a German style pilsner with a high bitterness balanced with a relatively full mouth feel. Citrus hop characters dominate aroma with the presence of fresh bread yeast notes. It can either be poured carefully off the lees or alternatively with the lees mixed in if a strong yeast character is desired. Moa Methode is a complex pilsner best served in a pilsner glass at approximately 6˚C to maximise aromatic release.

Gold - Asia Beer Awards
Bronze – Australian Intl. Beer Awards
Bronze – Brew NZ Awards

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7824) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2012
330 cL capped bottle. Pours hazy canary with 1-finger fluffy white head that laces well. Nose is intense...very Pilsner Urquelly, right down to the slight thiols. Big Saaz hops, sweet bready pale malt, apricotty fruit, and some florals. Tastes dense of palate, with bready semi-sweet pale malt, apricotty fruit, Saaz hops, and peppery spice. This one is excellent, and I’d love to horizontal it with Urquell.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omega (683) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 19, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2012 Rerate - much better the second time around. Actually wondering if this beer is faulty as the more I taste it the lower the score gets! Soapy nose with citrus overtones. Flavour reminded me of the GF Rayon Vert - bitter oranges.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (7976) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2012
375ml bottle. hazed pale strongly effervescent gold body with a tall-building medium-sized rocky white head of lasting retention. bright, vibrant and sweet nose of clean pilsner malt and dried citrus hops; somewhat soapy and ester-heavy yeast presence to the aroma (somewhat Belgian-like, actually) with a strong sugar crystal note. bright, crisp, semi-sweet clean malt throughout with more dried citrus fruit and citrus acid; medium-high bitterness, medium sweetness, medium-high acid. delicious, refreshing, very well-made.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wittales (632) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Appearance was clear pale gold with creamy almost rocky lasting white 2 finger head, lacing throughout. Aromas where sweet malts,then tropical and citrus fruits with grass, pine herbs and spices flow in. Yeasts provide floral esters on nose. Taste was slight sweet malts, then grass, pine, resin,and herbs. Yeasts add fruits and biscuits. Palate was crisp and smooth with light CO2. The light-medium body with a average length resinous finish. Damm good New Zealand Pils...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Beautiful pale golden with a tall lasting head. Smells fresh with powdery hop spice and bright malt. Full nectar with mild carbonation. This brew rolls off the tongue with a soft roundness and finishes with a bright hop bitterness. This is high grade Pils.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mjollnir (389) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2012
375mL bottle. Pours clear pale gold with a small white head. Aromas of grapefruit, berries, a little yeast. Medium bitterness, a little malty sweetness, reasonably fruity, a little yeast. Light body, lively carbonation, lingering dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Bottle from Lygon street shop. Nicely hopped, with good balance. Aromas of citrus, wet leaves, and hay. Taste is sweet and bitter, with average length. Palate is oily, and medium bodied. Yellow, with a frothy head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackHaddock (3598) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2012
Brought back by my parents from a world cruise: green 375ml bottle, best before 21 Oct 2013. Poured into a Duvel glass on 23 May 2012. Really impressed with this beer: golden with a huge white head. Great tasting brew with a yeasty, piney nose. It may well be classed as a german Pilsner by the brewers but it carries a lot more bite, flavour and body than any other beer I’ve had in that style. Another reason why I’d like to visit New Zealand.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rangi (566) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 23, 2012
Pale yellow poor with pure fluffy white head. Brilliant hops creating a lively well balance crisp bitter beverage

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2012
Hazy pale. The aroma is quite yeasty with a nice pear fruitiness, but also some band-aidy phenols. Full body for the style, with lots of yeasty accents. No special character, here, though. The yeast dries it out quite a bit.

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