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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 230   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


1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 8, 2013
average, nowhere near as good as their imperial pilsner. fairly bland and not much better than a typical lager, just has a bit more hop bitterness to improve things a bit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DylansDad (360) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 30, 2013
Aroma was lemons and lime and grass and hay. Good start. Taste was same with the addition of wheat beer-like banana; marks off for that , but still it wasnt enough to ruin this otherwise delicious beer. Carbonation at the end a little too coarse for me.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16802) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
20th May 2013
The Rake. Light hazy pale gold beer, little white head. Palate starts smooth but has a crispy trailing edge. Smooth creamy malt. Minerals. Nice floral note. Trace of citrus. Smooth dry finish. Very nice Pilsner.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (21503) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2013
Bottled@HBF2013. Golden colour, small white heqad. Aroma is toffee, sweet malts, some herbs and mild wooden notes. Flavour is bready, floral, fruity, mild caramel and nicely balanced. Very fresh pils.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
emacgee (4238) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Pours a bright straw yellow with a profuse sticky white head. Absolutely beautiful pour, a torrent of carbonation swirls around the glass for the duration of the liquid. Wonderful aroma, peppery and dry with fresh cut grass and citrus zest. Absolutely spot on, dry and zesty with fresh cracked pepper and citrus rind. Spicy bitterness leaves just the right grip on the tongue. Light and dry in body and palate with grated citrus zest on the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
laiti (6345) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 20, 2013
33 cl bottle @ HBF13
Aroma has soapy citrus feels like a witbier. Foamy palate is too high on CO2. Flavour has soapy citrus, some grainy notes and grass. More like witbier than a pils.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
lusikka (6730) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 20, 2013
330 ml bottle @ HBF2013. Pours a cloudy golden colour with a white head. Aroma of grainy malts and a bready notes. Flavour of sweet malts, wheat, grains and clove. Old hops as well. Light bodied, high carbonation. Past its prime.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiong (4207) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 20, 2013
330ml bottle @ HBF 2013

Pours hazy yellowish with a smooth head. Aroma of malts, grassy hops and hints of butter. Taste is sweetish, malty and slightly hoppy with grassy notes and hints of butter. Finish is sweetish and caramely with hints of soapy notes. Decent pils.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vanz (189) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 14, 2013
Aroma: grassy, banana, light citrus. Appearance: light golden, cloudy, nice white head. Taste: spice, medium bitterness, banana and quite a wheat beer flavour for a pilsner. Palate: high carbonation, smooth in the mouth, high residual bitterness. Overall: interesting aromas and flavours, spice and wheat beer flavours accompanying classic pilsner feel. Enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tgncc (2971) - Bellmore, New York, USA - APR 9, 2013
From AC Beer Fest. Odd pils. The aroma is grassy, sour, barnyard, a little off. The appearance is hazy yellow, white head. The flavor is sour, grassy, earthy, yeasty. The finish is sour, yeasty, spicy, a bit like unsweetened champagne. Not bad.


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