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


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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Butters (3915) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3452) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (7080) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madquacker (1062) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Muggus69 (1362) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2008
I’m gonna throw three words out there....Average to suck! ridiculously priced beer that really doesn’t live up to expectations

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KiwiJonno (76) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 31, 2008
Bottle in Hanmer Springs. Beer advertised as "Moa - Original" I think its this one. Description said Pilsner styled but if so its very untraditional. Cloudy pale/golden beer. Mild aroma, pleasant enough. Malty tasting beer for its colour with yeasty, citrus and perhaps banana flavours coming through in after taste. Is this a lager? Different tasting beer, not too bad. Expensive however.

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