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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: 205   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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Hello, what’s this? Seen these expensive little 4-packs and passed, but Turd’s review intrigued me, even if he is a shady fucker. Pours hazy light golden with a billowy head of white mousse. Nose shows zesty citrus hops, spicy like so many Kiwi hops seem to be. Grass and the freshest, lightest spruce note. Yeast rolls. Tastes even zingier. Dry palate. Crisp and refreshing, and quite the unique pils.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TURDFERGUSON (3928) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2012 Bottle. This may not be your classic German Pilsner but damn is it delicious. Quite hoppy and fresh, super fucking snappy, clean, lightly spicy and zesty and bone dry. Fuck yes. It’s like a cleaner, slightly toned down Prima Pils. One of the best session type beers I have ever had. Will return for more today. Phenomenal for coming from so far away and being so fucking fresh and delish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (4035) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 24, 2012
375ml bottle pours a golden orange color with a 2 finger white head that leaves a nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is pleasant with grapefruits and caramel. Taste is a citrus grapefruit bitterness with a light fruity and malty sweetness. Light to medium body with ample carbonation leaving a nice tickle on the tongue. Definitrly not your classic pilsner style ale, but very tasty and recommended.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4436) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 12, 2012
A bit of hops but much more malts in the aroma. Llos like a golden ale. Tingly with a hint of hops. By effervescent. A very good pils.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jookos (1907) - FINLAND - OCT 10, 2012
Bottle. Yellow hazy. Nose is green hoppy, malts, some spices. And a slight touch of corn. On a second sniff there’s some fruityness, tropicality even. Body is quite bitter. Lightish, noble-hoppy. Cereal malts. Lingering finish. A hoppy pilsner. Full of flavour, but feels a bit harsh.

-- bb/h

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bmeup (508) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - SEP 14, 2012
Yellow gold with a decent thick white head. Citrus lemon and spice dominant in aroma, some bready yeast notes there too. Crisp bitterness and light sour bread. Light pepper, spice and citrus finish, great refreshing pils.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ReggieDunlap (3005) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2012
Pours pale yellow with a thick white head...great lacing and retention. Aroma is lightly fruity and grassy. Flavor follows suit...yeasty with mild lemon. Mouthfeel is medium with a dry lemony/grassy finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
TAR (2435) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Pristine golden. Billowing white mousse cakes the glass with intricate lace. Exquisite hop aromas of flowers (violet, rose, lilac, dandelion), lemongrass, kumquat, lychee, spruce tips, honeydew melon. Background whiff of minerals and uncured hay. Considerably phenolic and distinctly perfumey. Fluffy, feathery-soft carbonation. Expressive hoppiness both bites at and prickles the tongue with bitter oils, zesty kumquat and a peppery vivacity, yet soothes with layer after layer of lip-smacking nectary succulence. Malt is graceful and weightless, on one end, and perfectly clean and supportive on the other, stacking the more-luscious melonlike hop derivatives with plentiful dry-cracker tones. Curiously phenolic, from the bottle-conditioning, which only complements the airiness. Though, as the temps rise, mouth-filling malt-derived starches bloom to fill out the impeccably attenuated airiness and mineral-laden body. Bright perfumey hop tingle stimulates the appetite and repeatedly allures with its sizzling acids. Oodles of tropical fruitiness akin to starfruit and white-grapefruit pith continues to unravel. Closes dry and elegantly hopcentric, yet with an equally juicy hop showcase punctuated by clean, lean malt. If I were blinded on this, I can pretty much say with certainty I would peg this for a Belgian golden as there is lots going on beyond the "basic" hop/malt interplay. Quite the classy little pils, and serious kudos for being bottle-conditioned!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (5992) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Pour out of 12.7 oz bottle, thanks to Aaron for the pour! Slightly hazy yellow-orange pour with nice fluffy white head. Aroma brings notes of saaz spice, hints of lemon, grass, earth, some nice crackery and buttery malts that work well, a slight hint of a sour grain in there as well. Taste is some slight biscuit, bread, some hints of lemon, touch of cracker, finishing fairly dry and sweet. Pretty tasty stuff, but the price is a bit steep.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TwoSipDip (8880) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Bottle @ Dan’s house. Holy shit, my boy Ernie thinks this is the best shit eva, I’m excited. Pours a touch hazy, yellow appearance with a nice fluffy white head. A touch yeasty, rich lemon, straw grainy, light potpourri, baking flour, pretty hoppy aroma. Fairly dry, bright lemon, herbal/dandelion, somewhat rough grainy, nice pils flavor. This is quite nice.


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