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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: 216   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 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MJGG (950) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 4, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2009 Bouteille de 375 ml. Arômes de houblon herbal et de levure fruitée. Robe blonde pâle et trouble, belle effervescence et belle mousse qui tient bien. Relativement mince en bouche, un léger malt est accompagné d’une belle touche fruitée et d’un houblon herbal agréable. Finale très sèche et légèrement amère. La levure est très présente pour une pilsener, mais c’est plutôt agréable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bedainedebiere (501) - Terrebonne, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 2, 2009
New in Québec’s SAQ; thanks to the person responsible for importing this one, really. I first thought it was a Saison, especially because of the aroma, but I am pretty impressed by the overall balance of this both citrusy and herbal hoppy unfiltered pilsener. Very refreshing and tasty, tongue-tingling and dry finish. You bet I’ll buy more of this "very rare beer" because it is totally excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
astrofrk (341) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 2, 2009
Light Golden. HUGE foamy head I could shave with. Aroma: Malt, floral hops. Flavor: Same, like Czech Pilsner with a hint of Kiwi. Light bitter finish. This may be the finest Pilsner I have so far had. Here I am, stuck with a bunch of Rednecks that think Miller and Bud are the worlds best "Pilsners". Call me a "Beer Snob" if you want, I plead guilty as charged!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2009
Lightly hazy golden yellow and a huge rocky foamy white head with sticky lacing. Aroma is slightly sour citrusy, bready. Taste is the same, with a light hop bite, might have a slight infection. May have to try again.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (5142) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 27, 2009
Cloudy yellow, Big foamy white head. Wheaty, bready aroma at forst, but there is definately a hop note in there. Flavor is crisp at first, then a rather hatrsh hop bite.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4396) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 7, 2009
Pours hazy gold into a shaker. Bright white micro head meringues and does not recede. Orange and sour cinnamon aromas. Fresh flowers and mown grass upfront with a dry, tangy citrus and resin hop finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - APR 12, 2009
Bottle at the Brewery. Pours clear golden with a lively white head. Aroma of sweet malt, grass and fruity hops. The flavour is biscuit malt, citrus and grass. Good carbonation with a clean and crisp mouthfeel. Very refreshing beer with a bitter hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - APR 7, 2009
Pours a clear golden yellow with a foamy white head. Sweet fruit and pine aroma. Taste is sweet at first but then has a surprising hop bite.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2009
Very interesting to see a bottle conditioned lager. Cloudy golden color, slightly sweet and spicy. Grassy hop finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Butters (3763) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2009
Bottle split with the woody’s crew. Pours a hazy yellow with large white head. Pleasantly hoppy aroma notes. Very grassy flavors. Terrific for a lager. Like a week pale ale actually.


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