RateBeer
overall
85
98
style
Brewed by Moa Brewing Company
Style: Pilsener
Blenheim, New Zealand

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 205   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Share this beer with friends!
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


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (5945) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2010
My bottle [375ml] shared with HogTownHarry & garthicus. Pours a cloudy yellow/pale gold with a large diminishing frothy white head. Nice lacing. Aroma: That’s not bad at all: Grassy hops, breaded malt, some grain and herbs. Flavour: Wow, I’m surprised how much I like this! Lots of grassy hops (which I wasn’t expecting), some citrus fruit, yeast, herbs and pale malt. Finish is pretty bitter, in a good way, for the style. Average to medium bodied. This was a nice surprise, it’s a really good Pilsener.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 12, 2010
Bouteille 375ml. De couleur dorée foncée et voilée. Nez de houblon herbeux (herbes fraîches, foin, notes de gazon) et floral, légèrement fruité (agrumes et zest), moyen de céréales avec des notes de pain et d’épices (poivre). Mince-moyenne en bouche avec un pétillement moyen et un peu croustillant ainsi qu’une texture légèrement crémeuse. Léger goût de levures fruitées (agrumes et léger zest) accompagné d’un goût moyen-léger amer de houblon herbeux (herbes fraîches) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût de céréales avec un léger goût de pain puis à mesure qu’on approche de la finale, l’amertume de houblon s’accentue en étant plus asséchante, plus herbeuse (herbes mouillées, notes de foin), légèrement florale et aux petites notes citriques. Lorsqu’on atteint la finale, un léger goût épicé (poivre doux) s’installe en arrière-plan du houblon. Post-goût moyen-long et un peu sec, moyennement amer de houblon herbeux et aux notes florales avec un léger goût fruité (zest d’agrumes).

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6042) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2009
Bottle ( 375ml-green ). Shared by blankboy with me and garthicus. Cloudy and very bubbly pale gold with a large fluffy/sticky lasting white head, nice lace drapes. Aroma of dry grass and light lemon, not sweet - quite mild. Tastes of lemongrass and very dry mild herbal bitterness - the bitterness does build some as it warms. Light body, a bit astringent, a surprising long, fairly bitter finish. Pretty solid, no plastic, crisp and pretty bold-flavoured.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
garthicus (2651) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 19, 2009
Thanks to Blankboy shared with HogTownHarry and I. Appearance: Cloudy straw body with a glorious frothy white head. Aroma: Lots of yeast, ever so slightly spicy, a little grass too. Flavour: Woah, I didn’t see those hops coming, nice little hop kick, yeast, spice, nicely carbonated with a long fruity/bitter finish. Not bad. Surprising.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sammy (8348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2009
Bottle picked up by Mathieu at S.A.Q. for me. Heard about it but found it overrated. Gushing foamer. very light colour, with of course lots of white head.A somewhat beery aroma. Dry, a little hoppy, not much taste. Average at best mouthfeel. Not finishable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Davros (1859) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 13, 2009
Gusher. Pours pale golden with a large, persistent, but unappealing (in a pond scum kinda way) frothy head. The aroma is quite hoppy, seems to be a mix of grassy, spicy euro hops and the more subtle white wine-like NZ hops. Hints of DMS surface but nothing too offensive, the light sweet malt hides it. Flavours include sweet malt and cooked corn alongside a sparkling white wine note. Light bitterness shows in the finish. High carbonation suits the beer nicely.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (5934) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 2, 2009
In short: An unusual barnyard pilsner-ish ale of some kind.
How: Bottle 375ml. A few times. Consumed a few days after purchase, as fresh as it can be in North America
The look: Cloudy blonde body topped by a large white head
In long: The unusual nose is intriguing with notes of barnyard, bread and dry flowers. From the first sip I was taken into unfamiliar territory. The carbonation is more than lively yet it is never aggressive. Gotta love the mouthfeel on this one. A lot of crisp cereals, slight leather notes, dry hay, dry wild flowers, white pepper, a little citrusy. I could really feel a champagne character in this one. Very interesting. But there is one problem with that beer, it skunks easily (green bottles don’t help here). The girlfriend loves it and buys it often. I tell her not to take bottles from the shelves yet nearly half the bottles that we’ve opened have been skunky. Even skunky the beer is nice and I’m not sure why New-Zealanders would love a skunky beer, unless the beer is not skunky but it is actually sheepy and I cannot tell the difference.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10399) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2009
Bottle sample at Knoxville Brewers Jam 2009. Poured clear copper color with an average fizzy off-white head that was mostly lasting and good lacing. Moderate toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (2851) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2009
375 ml bottle from SAQ, served cold in a Scotch Irish taster glass. BB 160311. Gushed slightly.

App.: Cloudy bright golden with a very large loose white froth. Aroma: Lots of nice bread/toast/biscuit, some yeast and bread dough, nice citrus/floral/grassy/peppery hops, some slightly darker malt aromas of caramel/burnt sugar. Palate: Medium body, very lively effervescence. Flav.: A nice blend of toasted malts and peppery green hops with some citrus notes and undertones of yeast; dry with fair bitterness and a pleasant malty finish.

Great take on the style!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (6204) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2009
Bottle at Minibar in Queenstown. Pours an attractive hazy gold color with a big white head. Aroma of sweet malts, grain, hops, straw, and light herbs and spices. Flavor is malty, with hops, grain, straw, grass, and mild spices. Sharp, crisp, bubbly, fresh mouthfeel from the active carbonation. I’ve been blown away by how well New Zealand does the lighter styles, and this is a great example of a pilsner.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 11 12 13  14  15 16 17 » 21


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50