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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: 212   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


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (5021) - 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 (4293) - 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 (3725) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3167) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 8, 2009
Straw colour with a frothy head strong carbonation aroma fruity spicy good hop and malt mix flavour fruit hop bitter stonefruit citrus apricot orange grapefruit lemon it is tasty stuff malt sweetness good finish fruity bitter sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6320) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 27, 2008
This light yellow beer poured with a huge off-white head that started flowing as soon as the cap was popped. This is a pretty good lager – a substantial caramel malt base and appropriate hopping.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madquacker (1028) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - NOV 27, 2008
Enormous frothy head. Bite at the back, tarty and flat. Feels like alot more alcohol than 5.5%. Very morish beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Muggus69 (1132) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2008
Corked 750ml bottle. Slightly hazy straw body, sizeable creamy white head leaving clumpy lace. Particularly tart citrus aroma; lemon, grapefruit, some grainy malt. Body driven by plenty of zesty hop character; grapefruit again, passiofruit, melon in there, some grassiness with a reasonably decent grainy biscuit malt backbone. Finish is quite bitter, not too dry, quite clean. Clean lager with spicy, citrusy/fruity hops typical of NZ varieties. Easy going and pretty nice in general, though the corked bottle seems a bit unnessesary.


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