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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 232   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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


TAR's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
TAR (2518) - 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!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fletchfighters (1255) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 14, 2015
330 ML bottle Just a slight bit of haze but otherwise a nice straw yellow color. Bright white head that slowly falls to a thick collar. Nice strips of lacing. Nose is bright lemon peel and bread. Kind of like salted sea in some ways. Very bright and slightly grassy. Taste is lemon and bread. Some sharp notes of hops to this right off the bat but mellow out into lemon bread. Crisp with a very nice lingering bitterness. Well made and very solid

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ALLOVATE (2624) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 24, 2015
Pours a hazy yellow gold with a tight but thin layer of white. Grassy, minty and herbal nose with a hint of lime and lemon peel, and lavender. Ipressive. A mouthful of juicy hops prevails. Minty rose petal mid-palate with a penetrating, floral sharpness. It is assertively bitter in the back with a leafy, grassy finish matched by tight, supple citrus. Carbonation is low and it comes off as creamy in mouthfeel but light in the stomach to warrant another. There is a light perfume mixed amongst a clean grain profile. It is clean as a whistle for a bottle conditioned lager. This is great drinking. With a little warmth to it it opens up even further. A very tasty pilsner. (33cL, BB 05/12/16, Dan Murphys, Canning)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenriqueBraga (125) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - MAR 6, 2015
Outra da Moa que não me convenceu muito. Amarelo dourado, levemente turva, boa formação e estabilidade de espuma. Aroma de malte, peras, uvas verdes. Aroma idem, com leve amargor que lembra lúpulos alsacianos. Amargor baixo, carbonatação boa, corpo médio-baixo. Aftertaste refrescante.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
k0mpsa (1752) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - FEB 9, 2015
Bottle from bws, gold coast. Hazy light golden color, white head. Aroma is crispy pilsner, malty, hoppy and some yeast. Pure hoppy taste, high co2, malty body on the back. Excellent pilsner.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TedE (500) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2015 750ml bottle into pint glass. Champagne bottle with cork! Spicy hop nose. Pepper? Cloudy amber with towering white head which isn’t going anywhere. This has mad hair! Creamy mouthfeel leading to nice fruity hop finish. Quality beer but every pour leads to an Everest of foam. Weird exuberance.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HoppingHop (18) - Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA - DEC 10, 2014
Light body and very clean taste from the beginning to the end yet its aroma is quite considerable. This beer will make it the perfect summer night with a right jazzy tune. Very enjoyable pilz and just like champagne for beer lover!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
beer-yum (819) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 15, 2014
An enjoyable brew that combines a fruity aroma and flavour with a dry body and finish. One of the better beers from Moa.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BitchPls (652) - FINLAND - NOV 2, 2014
Hazy yellow/orange beer with a white foam. Nice malty, soapy and grassy aroma. Crispy carbonation. Lots of flavor. Lemon, grape fruit, grass, soap, honey, yeast. This is a really good pilsner. A little bit different than European pilsners.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (2238) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle from Alko. Hazy yellow color, full white head. Bitter taste with citrus, toast, hops, earthy notes, ripe fruits and grass. Bitter finish with citrus, hops, earthy notes and grass. Very nice brew.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (3410) - Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2014
375 ml bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy bright golden color with a 1 finger dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense foamy lacing clings down the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the the head. Awesome appearance. Aromas of lemon, lime, grapefruit, orange zest, cracker, bread, herbal, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of bright citrus/earthy hops and moderate pale malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, lime, grapefruit, orange zest, cracker, bread, herbal, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, lime, grapefruit, orange zest, cracker, bread, light pine, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and robustness of citrus/earthy hops and pale malt flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Very clean flavors as well, with pretty much zero yeast ester presence. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice German pilsener style. All around good balance and robustness of citrus/earthy hops and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.


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