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

bottled
common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 227   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


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pdubyah (423) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 9, 2014
This was very lively. 750ml bottle of a 5% version. not as hoppy as I would have thought it could have been this version seems to have added sweetness and forsaken the hop bite a bit. But it is very quaffable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
odinstyr (564) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Pours a hazy gold with a thin white head. Smells of citrus and biscuits. Taste is sweet and moderately bitter - honey biscuits, floral and grassy hops.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrickctenchi (4110) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 8, 2014
Bottle: Pours pale, light gold with a huge white head. Bright citrus, grass aroma. Taste is sweetly yeasty, citrus, floral...spice. Light floral hops at finish. Excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Imaena (1887) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle at the Air NZ lounge in Sydney. This is an exceptionally good pilsner. The hop character and crisp spare palette really make this an unique and complex brew.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (4857) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Crisp, slightly hazy golden coloured body with a thick, five centimetre tall perfectly microfoamed white head with zillions of small bubbles rising from the bottom. Aroma of grass, hay, light hops, flowers, sugar and some honeysuckle - very nice. Light-bodied; Assertive effervescence; Strong grassy and herbal notes throughout with a pungent south pacific hop flavour with an assertive bitterness and a smooth light, airy finish. Aftertaste shows some complexity through the malt, hops and especially grassy, herbal finish. Overall, a very nice and still light beer with a good amount of complexity, but an even better hop and dry finish. Definitely one to get your hands on if you can find it! I sampled this 37,5 cL split bottle purchased from Liqour Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 06-July-2013 for US$4.76 sampled at home in Washington on 20-March-2014.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (2391) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2014
Bottle from National brewery centre, burton. Hazy golden orange beer with large foam head. Aroma is citrus, yeast and a little bread. Taste is yeast, citrus peel, a little pepper and oranges. Medium bodied and lightly carbonated. Excellent stuff, best pilsner I have ever had.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (4553) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Bottle. Clear golden pour, with a white head. Nice hoppy aroma, grain, citrus peel, and melon. Flavors of grass, dry grain, melon, light citrus, light fruity sweetness, and floral. Quite enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (2294) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - FEB 22, 2014
@ Party Town / Florence kY --- Slightly hazy dirty amber, thick rocky head, bumpy stripes of lace. Taste is light malt augmented by solid European hops. Strong bittering, but by no means overwhelming. An appealing brew, taste is outside of the typical American pilsner, which is too bad for us.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
skortila (4626) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2014
On tap @ Moa, Blenheim. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. The aroma has grass, is not too strong. Slightly hazy, yellow coloured beer with a white head. The taste is slightly sweet, has citrus, some grass, little maltiness. The beer has a lingering hopbitterness. Quite good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
M_Sack (403) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 3, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy straw colour with a billowing white head that sticks to the glass. Simplistic but delicious fruit salad aromas with just a subtle back note of yeast. Spicy front palate backed up with fruit salad flavours, bread like yeast and a gentle pine hop finish. Highly carbonated with a long, dry bitterness creating a great mouthfeel for a pils.


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