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


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RATINGS: 227   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Moa Methode Pilsner is a clean, crisp lager with a dry finish. A late throw of Pacifica and Motueka hops gives some upfront citrus aromatics, and the champagne yeast used in secondary fermentation imparts complex spicy characters.

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.

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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6251) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2010
500. thanks ben! pours a cloudy medium yellow with a towering platinum blond head and plenty of eggy lacing. nice earthy, herbal noble nose. creamy medium body, some fizz. a little corny, earthy and herbal mid palate. mild finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KapitiCritique (345) - Xincheng, Henan Province, CHINA - JAN 31, 2010
Lightly chilled 375 ml green bottle. Distinct nose at the start that fades quickly. Serious lacing, off-white head persisted for a few minutes but dissipates fast. yellow palour, not really clear. Light skunkiness I have come to expect from green bottles. Hoppy taste covers the entire tongue, nice. There is a background aroma that is vague but reminiscent of a mild perfume, slightly fruity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (6263) - 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.

   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).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6129) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
garthicus (2721) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sammy (8911) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Davros (2027) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11063) - 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.

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