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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 217   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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (2918) - 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 (6509) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quevillon (2503) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2009
375 ml green bottle, bought at the SAQ Centropolis (Laval), October 16, 2009. Pale blonde mid cloudy, a lot of head. Aroma a little skunk, but malty sweet grain and a little spicy. Taste very enchanting, mild hops and slightly spicy, with notes of herbs, sparkling in the mouth. Surprise of the year for me, especially since it comes from a green bottle!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2009
Hazy straw color with a tall, billowing, non-ending, off-white head. I think the head is actually still growing out of my New Belgium glass. LIght caramel, dough, and floral hops in the aromas. Light pale malt start. middle has lots of dry floral to herbal hops. Full, yet soft and bubbly feel. A pils with a hint of golden ale in it. Lightly spicy and a bit of citric zest in the finish, until a creamy caramel flavor linger. A very pleasant brew.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GonZoBeeR (2926) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 5, 2009
Aroma:light skunk,light malt aroma... Appearance:light hazy gold,big white head... Flavor:light citrus flavor,sweet malt flavor....

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonno (2325) - JAPAN - OCT 3, 2009
A real surprise.Big full bodies pilsner, very fruity with a nice hoppy kick. Obviously benefitted from the bottle conditioning. Really well odne. Cheers!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lefossoyeur (453) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2009
Slightly cloudy pale golden with a thick long lasting head. Nice nose of of herbaceous hops and hay. Palate is smooth,, good body for a pils, with a perfect hop presence that almost reminded me of a good belgian pale ale like XXBitter from De Ranke. Probably the action of live yeast in this bottle fermented lager. Very interesting brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2009
The pour reveals a cloudy golden color with a thick ,creamy, lasting, white head. The aroma has light skunk (green bottle,grrr), pleasant herbal hops, citrus and crisp pale malt. The flavor is very reminiscent of a solid, authentic, German lager, herbal hops, citrus and crisp pale malt work in harmony to create a solid tasting experience and a very refreshing pilsener, after a couple sips, I found also some spicyness, it probably comes from the yeast (?). The body is light to medium with a silky texture and moderate carbonation. This is a surprisingly good and enjoyable pilsener.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GRM (2988) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2009
Label states Moa Very Rare Beer, green bottle, 375 ml, best before 160311, purchased at the SAQ, savoured on October 1 2009; eye: golden with a whitish hue, lightly hazy, minimal effervescence, voluminous white head made up of rather large bubbles, good lacing; nose: skunky, hops, slight malt, light floral; mouth: skunky, hops, slight malt, mineral, light floral, skunky finale with presence of hops, light astringency, medium-light body, lightly bitter, refreshing, rather carbonated, lightly silky; overall: correct FRANÇAIS Étiquette se lit Moa Bière Très Rare, bouteille verte, 375 ml, meilleure avant 160311, achetée à la SAQ, savourée le 1er octobre 2009; œil : dorée avec une teinte blanchâtre, légèrement voilée, effervescence minime, mousse blanche abondante formée de bulles plutôt grosses, bonne dentelle; nez : mouffette, houblon, très léger malt, léger floral; bouche : mouffette, houblon, très léger malt, minérale, léger floral, finale en mouffette avec présence de houblon, légère astringence, corps moyen-léger, légèrement amère, rafraîchissante, plutôt carbonatée, légèrement soyeuse; en résumé : correct

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (5761) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2009
Bouteille verte de 375 ml achetée à la SAQ Place d’Armes (Montréal, QC). Arôme: Odeur d’houblons floral avec une pointe d’épices. Apparence: La couleur est blonde pâle légèrement voilé avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’un énorme col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’houblons avec une pointe de coriandre et de citron. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement citronné. (Rating #2672)


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