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


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RATINGS: 213   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.

Gold - Asia Beer Awards
Bronze – Australian Intl. Beer Awards
Bronze – Brew NZ Awards

TAR's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
TAR (2441) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
exeter (259) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
Another volcano of head. It acted like it had been in prison too long before I released it. Once it calmed down and learn to control itself i got...some nice lacing. There’s an earthy aroma to it... with a bit of hops as well. The taste is mostly the same, flavours of straw and just a hint of the hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20569) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle at yespr. Clear golden coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of caramel and spices. Fruity flavour of caramel, grass and hops. Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madsberg (10140) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2014
bottled. Pale yellow coloured. Clear. Small off white head. ARoma. Grains, sweetness, fruits. Flavour. Sweetness, grains, grass, light herbs. Medium bodied. Ends light bitter and sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
waiake (23) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 12, 2014
4x330ml bottles floral citrus hoppy aroma fine yeasty cloudiness taste is bitter & fruity, everything combines well, nice beer

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Desverger (1713) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle at Yespr’s - clear yellow pour thin bubbly white head. Aroma and taste is grainy malt, grassy, lemongrass, floral, corn, slight cardboard, hmmm.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borup (5676) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2014
33 cl. bottle. Clear golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops and citrus.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yespr (30747) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2014
33 cL bottle. Pours cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is toasted malty and light cornish. Toasted malty. Bitter and breadish. Bitter and dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (6535) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2014
330 ml bottle. BB 1/3/15. O'Hara's, Tampere, Finland. Cloudy golden colour with a small white head. Very nice aroma of citrus, mild tartness, mild hops and some malt. The flavour is grainy malt, dryness, dry hops, moderate bitterness and NZ hops. Dry and a bit vinous. Tasty. A nice surprise. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjuf1853 (1228) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy, golden yellow color with a large, foam-capped white head. Good bit of yeast sediment floating throughout. Limited lacing along the glass. Grassy hops, herbal notes and yeast in the aroma. Malt sweetness up front with a good amount of hop bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sulawang (599) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
Visual: Elegantly foil wrapped and corked, very classy. Pours clear golden pale yellow with a nice-sized foamy head, a good layer of retention, sticky lacing, a plethora of activity. Nose: some sweet barley malt, but otherwise not much (lvl-1)-pungency Attack: super crisp, incoming barley + bitter hops Mid-palate: fizzy-airy mouthfeel, (lvl-4)-sweetness, (MAIN) barley malts, yeasty, bready, grassy Finish: subtle soft bitter hops, gentle pronounced bitter hopped finish. Summary: Good body for a pilsener, nice mouthfeel and balanced flavours.

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