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

bottled
common

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available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 213   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


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 25, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2008 Bottle (750ml champagne-style), poured a cloudy pale gold with a white foamy head. A pleasant aroma, with both fruity and flowery characteristics, as well as an evident yeast presense - citrus fruit being the most dominant. Effervescent on the palate, though reasonably smooth with that citrus again coming through well. The finish releases a more earthy malt palate. A soft mouthfeel, with some qualities that are reminiscent of a Belgium blond ale.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2008
I’ve had this one in New Zealand on my honeymoon.
Hazy golden colored. Citric aroma. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 20/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 15, 2007
Overly fizzy. Dry and grassy-herbal. It’s almost got some peppery flavors. About US$6.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bozoNZ (719) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 30, 2007
375ml bottle - peppery straw golden colour, huge rocky pure white head formed. Light spicy peppery hop aromas waft past. Very well carbonated and that is the first ’hit’ dry all through, grapefruit like pith finish. Some pepper and a touch of lighter citrus in the mix. Premium price and this one has delivered although earlier samples I’ve had have been far from worth the money.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10792) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 10, 2007
Aroma of light sweet malt and citrus, perhaps floral hop. Hazy golden color with a decent white head. Medium body with fizzy, approaching creamy, carbonation. Flavor is interesting and complex light fruit. Definitely some citrus. The finish is pretty dry, lightly bitter, crisp and clean. It is very good. Perhaps in the top ten lagers I’ve ever had. Maybe better than that. The bitter really persists in the long finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2007
Poured a slightly hazed light yellow color and a white head. The aroma is malty and lightly sweet. The flavor is sweeter, malty and had a light bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (2368) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2007
Thanks to daijokey for bringing this to JoeMcphee’s place for CaptainCougar come to NY gathering. 375ml bottle. Pale yellow, slightly murky pour. Aroma is aged sweet biscuit maltiness with citrus highlights (good amount of lemon). Taste is sweet (light honey) with faint citrus. Ligfht bodied with medium carbonation, very quaffable yet full of flavor. This is not fresh but it has aged nicely. Brisk, light, and sweet. Bottled conditioned lager, nice, oh and my first rated NZ brew, super nice, thanks Wayne.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (4795) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 16, 2007
Thanks to daijokey for bringing this to Joe’s place - hazy golden beer - honey-sweet aroma, with wildflower and lavender notes, a hint of european hops - flavor is more dry than the aroma suggests, with a light mineral quality - soft carbonation gives a creamy mouthfeel - light flowery notes, with some pils malt flavor and a faint hop bite on the tail end - light and refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2007
Bottle. Having had a bottle that seemed to have been spoilt at the Sydney Gathering, i bought another one to try. This was quite nice. Smooth, with an almost creamy mouthfeel, with spritzy carbonation. Some kiwi fruit and passionfruit. NIce clean, crisp mouthfeel. Tasty stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eczematic (1319) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - FEB 26, 2007
bb10/08. poured into a 25cl stemmed bitburger glass which i’ve always thought is as close to a champagne flute as beerglasses get - and here is the perfect beer for it, a methode champenoise pilsener. with fruity hops. owing to the disgorging (?) there was fresh yeast sediment all over the inside of the cap of this bottle. keeps a much better head than the blanc, a big fluffy light snowcover. slight haze. familiar nz saaz/cascade/hallertau? fruitiness in aroma - passionfruit, vanilla, grapefruit, with some musty doughy champagne yeast. same crackery malt and tangy hops as emersons pilsener, but with the bitterness in the finish replaced by carbonation zing - extremely light body but a fluffy artificial body is supplied by the CO2. some malt lingers with some high AA hop resin. a unique and intriguing drink. sort of like a tripel with the alcohol removed. would love to try something like this with all czech saaz or flowery rather than fruity hops.


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