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

bottled
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available

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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Blairgus (2415) - California, USA - MAR 2, 2013
2 mar 2013, bottle. Yellow, clear, steady bubbles. Nose is skunky lager hops, some lemon rind as well. Thin body and moderately fizzy. Lots of hay malt and light lemon rind hops. Meh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Thorpe429 (5006) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2013
On tap at Pizzeria Paradiso - Old Town. Clear golden. Nose has floral notes and slight plastic. Flavor adds a bit of light grain. Lightly bitter. Very light body.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
maneliquor (2782) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours orange with a small white head. Ok lacing. Nose is half pilsner half wheat beer. Intriguing. Taste is bland wheat and circuit malts. Lightly toasted. Ok ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (1387) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Draft at Eulogy. Poured a hazy yellow (almost greenish) amber with an overflowing white head (it was the top of the keg) that left sheets of lace. Yeasty nose. Tastes like a floral pilsner. Rubbed sage. Honey. Green banana. Parsley. Palm fronds. Fuller body than one would expect for a pilsner. Unusual fragrant variation.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rickyleepotts (96) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2013
There are five beers in this series from Moa, and I tried the pale ale first. The pale ale is gross. That’s all there is to it. Tried this one last night, and it had a massive head. Then I smelled it, and it wasn’t shabby. The flavor is nice, but drink this cold. It really breaks down as it heats up. There are better pilsners out there, and I am on a double/imperial pilsner kick. But this was MUCH better than the pale ale. The pale and the pilsner are capped, while the other three are corked. People say the corked ones are much better. Excited to try those this week.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Big ups to durhambeer for sharing one with me - thanks, Bob! Vigorous carbonation on the pour, vibrant light gold with an elegant head, modest lacing. Intriguing nose of noble hops and the more fruity variety, along with a deep earthy goodness from yeast. Spicy and grassy for sure, but not merely aggressive. In fact, in addition to the intriguing fruit component there was a strong element of golden beets that really enhanced some of the grainier pils qualities. Righteous stuff for sure, quite the hybrid.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (4277) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 2, 2013
(Bottle, 0.33 l, at Old Town Pub, Porvoo, 20130202) The beer poured pale golden and hayz. Its head was medium sized, long lasting and white. Aroma had fruitiness, citricness and malts. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were grass, fruitiness, grain and bitterness. Aftertaste was bitter. Resembeled more a pale than a pils but nevertheless a tasty beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Draft. Hazy straw body, small white head. Aroma is medium sweet, strawberry, straw, cantaloupe. Taste is medium sweet, grass/grapefruit, some lemon, cantaloupe, light bread, straw. Quite hoppy. Light-medium body, some resin.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cantabrian (762) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 11, 2012
How can this be a "Classical German Pilsner"? Don’t get me wrong - it’s great beer, but I’d be struggling to accept it even as a "pilsner". Cloudy, gold, a bit to the grayish side, with a formidable white head, it breathes that wonderful, sweet, grapey scent of a good kiwi IPA. The flavour is strongly hoppy. Nothing of the Saaz hoppiness, but still crisp, grassy and citrusy-bitter. Full of NZ-hops, it has probably converted most of the Germans in the Nelson region, making them forget was Pilsner in the old country tasted like. But it does taste great. Finish is broad and bitter, not as pleasant as in a pilsner, but still intriguing. I must have more of this beer and re-visit this rating.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (7875) - Carlsbad, California, USA - NOV 9, 2012
375mL thanks to TURDFERGUSON. Pours a sparkling, champagne looking golden pils. Thick rocky, white head. Excellent, poofy lacing. Fruity pineapple, small peach. Taste is biscuity, grassy, some elusive snappiness. Small phenols. Palate is excellent. Appearance is superlative. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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