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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 216   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


3.1
   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 (6199) - 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 (9113) - Indian River County, 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 (5996) - 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!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5472) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2012 Rerate Picked up at New Leaf Market, Tallahassee - aroma much more pronounced and lemony, nice hazy pour, crisp pilsener flavor with some honey sweetness. Original 2.9 Tallahassee Tasting at Proof/Liquor Loft - light gold pour, white foamy head. Saaz-induced hoppy aroma. Flavor has some hints of lemon, a bit of bubblegum. some grainy notes in the back end. Decently thick mouthfeel. Decent. Thanks to Ohmybock for bringing this.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernovice39 (3120) - Montana, USA - MAY 27, 2010
A cloudy yellow pour with massive foamy white head. Lemon scent with grass. Very clean and crisp, lemon taste. Nice

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mora2000 (5664) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2010
Thanks to ericandersnavy for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a semi-hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma is lemon and wheat. The flavor is lemon, wheat and honey with some biscuit malt. Light mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not much going on here.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2010
(12.7oz bottle, courtesy of ericandersnavy) Pours a lightly hazy yellow body with a tall white head. Aroma of lemon, grass, and soap. Flavor of grass, lemon, herbs, and florals.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
travita (3930) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2010
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. The smell is light, floral, fruits, and hops. The look is clear, golden in color, and has a light white head. The taste is sweet, malts, fruits, and light.


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