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

bottled
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available

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RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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


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 (3198) - 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 (6270) - 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)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rederic (3200) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2009
375ml green bottle, light skunky smell at the opening, slight cloudy yellow gold hue, with a big fluffy white head, yeasty, fruity citrusy, fresh cut hay nose with a pale, pilsner malt, light floral herbal saaz hop note, with some leafy, grassy, grapefruit accents in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, bready dough, crunched pale, pilsner malt, cereal character, with a mild lactic citrusy accent, and a hint of some cooked vegetables, and a light flowery hop saaz leafiness, leading towards a citrusy, faint lingering hop bitterness finish. Probably the travelling of this beer, tired out the hoppiness and bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - SEP 26, 2009
Bottle (Moa Original). Poured a hazy pale with a tall white head that had thing lacing and settled out to a ring. Aromas where yeasty, lemon, and grain. The flavor found lemon and grain. Light body and fizzy carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rodenbach99 (3454) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 24, 2009
Bouteille de 375ml acheté à la SAQ. Wow, j’ai enlevé la capsule et une odeur de houblon frais est apparut subitement. Je la verse, belle mousse blanche épaisse, la bière est quelque peu trouble. La bouche est superbe, houblonnée à souhait, plein de saveur. quelle bière !

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
punkska101 (1119) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2009
Bottle 09-09-19 from SAQ : Hazy yellow in color super fizzy rocky white head. Nose is somehow floral, funky. We’re close to the saison here. Bitterness is sharp the body is medium. Malt profile is crisp and refreshing

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (10721) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2009
A hazy yellow gold beerwith a thick creamy lacing white head. In aroma, a nice spiced malt with wild herbs, light Brett notes, some white pepper, and coriancer. In mouth, wow, its Saison Dupont, with crips malt, herbal hops, coriander, some crispness to style with pils, meeting a very determined Belgian yeast. I’m glad the SAQ brought those in. Bought at Oliver’s, Albany (as aprt of a mix pack), August 2009.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rastacouere (6153) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 18, 2009
Beautiful white collar traces its snow paths over the cloudy, yet shining golden hue. Bready and grainy nose showcases clean and crunchy pils malt. Heavy on the cereals for a pilsner, but I guess its traditional method gives it wings and enhances the palate further into a relatively thick, finely bubbled palate. One of its best features has got to be the flavour deployment, starting thick, but fresh with its pils malts, but intense on the hops. This is the kind of beer which would fit any meal. Bubbles are uniform and tight, avoiding excessive bite. Hops take a growing role in mouth, drying out the finish to the max. Lemon, herbs and spices make up the finish with soft notes of earth, mint and pepper. Phew, what a pleasurable offering!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Diogène (1067) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2009
Bottle from SAQ. Clear yellow with a huge foamy head. Great retention and lacing. Aroma is fruity, slightly skunked, herbal and citrus and grains. Flavor is grassy with citrus and malt. Bitter finish. Fine champagne bubbles.


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