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

bottled
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RATINGS: 211   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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


3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rodzilla79 (90) - Maryland, USA - APR 3, 2011
It’s a little sweet and a little dark for my lager preference. I enjoyed it, but unlike most lagers it was more of a sipping beer for me. I do enjoy the sweetness although there is a bit of an aftertaste I’m not that fond of.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (8999) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 24, 2011
375ml bottle - brought at great expense by Oliver at work - thanks! 7 divine fruity aroma.
3+ Hazy straw, loose head settles to a ring.
6+ Loads more of those fruity citrussy hops in the retronasals, a bit nettly too, some grass. Very ale-like with its fruity, really nice taste.
4 Tingling palate, crisp carbonation. Simple light sweet bready malts in the finish, and more of those lovely fruity hops. A puckering bite. Great stuff
13 This is as good as a *good* hoppy golden ale. More body, and it woul rival the likes of Petolintu. Unfiltered beer *ROCKS*

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (9245) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 11, 2011
courtesy of Laurent Mousson; labelled Moa Original - cloudy blond colour and with a little white foam left; fresh aromatic hoppy aroma with notes of dust and undefined herbs; medium-bodied and with a very low bitterness, fizzy aftertaste of dust and almonds - a good surprise

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (2351) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 4, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2013 Very heavy 375ml bottle. Slightly hazy gold, large starkly white head. Aroma of lemon zest, earth, spices - quite Wit-like. Mouthfeel is rather too fizzy at first but is better with a swirl. Taste has sweetness and sourness of bread, balancing bitterness. Lemon, white pepper in a pretty dry finish. Straightforward but really nice malt flavours under lively hops. Another really good Kiwi lager. [3.7]

330ml bottle. Just bumped the appearance score. What a lovely drop this is.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mkel07 (3027) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 15, 2011
375ml bottle. Well carbonated as the crisp white foam starts bubbling from the bottle as soon as it is opened and explodes into the glass in a big white foam cloud. Light straw colour once the foam finally settles. Lemon rind aroma that also has some hop aromas. The flavour is light and airy once you cut through all of the foam. Light on the palate.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2010
375ml Bottle: GUSHER! Aroma of pils malts, slight yeast, slight lemon, and light hops. Poured yellow in color with a large, creamy, dense, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Very sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of Pils malts, noble hops, light yeast, and grain. Light to medium body. Dry texture. Average to lively carbonation. Pils malt and hop finish is medium bitter and dry.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernest (6143) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2012 Bottle (375 mL). Head is initially large, frothy, rocky, white, fully lasting. Body is hazy medium yellow, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (flowers, herbs), with notes of lemon, pineapple, hint of gum. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety/watery texture, lively carbonation. Wow. These 375mL bottles are new on shelves and just brilliant...bright and attractive nose, very clean, nicely balanced (could be a little crisper given the style, think more of a Belgian take on a Helles), beautiful appearance. Succulent and impossible not to love.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 28, 2010
bottle at the Tally tasting, pours pale yellow, tall white head. Aroma is lemon and grassy pale malts. Flavor is thin pale malts, some citrus notes and yeasty, lemon peel finish.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
hopscotch (8783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2010
Bottle… Tally Tasting ‘10… Hazy yellow lager with a huge, white, frothy head. Good retention. The nose is spicy, herbal, grainy and a touch skunky/lightstruck. Light-bodied and fizzy. The flavor isn’t bad; well-balanced with sturdy bitterness. Finishes crisp, bitter and a touch skunky. If the beer had been fresher and the bottle had been treated better on its warm, bumpy trip from New Zealand, I probably would have awarded a higher score… but it wasn’t, so I won’t. Bottle courtesy of Ohmybock!

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUN 27, 2010
Shared at the Tallahassee tasting. 750 courtesy OhMyBock. Cloudy yellow pour with a big fizzy white head. Surprising fruity lemon aroma and flavor. Really not bad!


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