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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: 223   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


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
hopscotch (9221) - 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 (6082) - 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 (5592) - 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 (3140) - 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 (5780) - 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 (11971) - 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 (4053) - 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.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mar (4880) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2010
bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. pale yellow. apples, yeast and more apples. thin palate, flavor is apple, yeast and dry.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29474) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 26, 2010
Bottled. A slightly hazy golden beer with a huge lazing white head. The aroma has notes of yeast, lemonpeal, and a bit of malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of lemonpeal, coriander, yeast, fruit, minerals, and malt, leading to a bitter finish where the lemony note ligners.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2010
bottle thanks to bhensonb. poured yellow with a white head. aroma was lemon and skunk. flavor was......well i have no idea, but it wasnt very good. light body with high carbonation.


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