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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 226   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


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
nick76 (4250) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2011
The aroma is very malty with hay like hops. The appearance is golden with an average head for the style. The taste is bitter and like the aroma. The palate is average. Overall not really bad but not good either.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8746) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2011
Bottle. Cloudy gold. White head. Nose/taste of soap, pilsener malt, orange peel, lemon and barley. Some mild spicy hop bitternish in the finish. Quick mostly clean on the palate. Medium body.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (17174) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2011
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grainy aroma with weak grassy hoppy hints. Sweetish malty grainy flavor. Has a sweetish malty grainy finish with a weak hoppy hints inthe aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
drjay44 (2702) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2011
750 ml. corked and caged bottle. Pours a fluffy lasting white head, with extensive lacing....over a slightly hazy (initially), golden (SRM 5) body...nose is light cereal, light spice.....taste is light sweet cereal to start, finishing with a mild spiced bitterness....mouth feel is medium, carbonation low. This is a low hop bitterness, not particularly spicy, Pilsner. Additionally, it is very obviously bottle conditioned as the crud rapidly increased as the bottle was emptied. It is not a crisp as the best in this style, and at least in this bottle drifts toward the Belgian Golden Ale type, what with all the autolysis going on. BJCP 7/3/11/4/6

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
grapengrain (125) - Havelock North, NEW ZEALAND - APR 14, 2011
This is definately a beer of two halves - young it is a really clean, fresh Pilsner with zesty grapefruit aromatics and long, bitterness that can be a tad astringent. With age it mellows to a rich, creamy beer with toasty autolisis notes.

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 (9475) - 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 (9659) - 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 (2507) - 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 (3640) - 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.


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