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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: 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


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2013

Bottle 330ml.

Clear medium yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, grain, pale malt, light to moderate hoppy, grass. Flavour is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, grassy, malt, fruity. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130629]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 26, 2010
Bottled. A slightly hazy golden beer with a huge lazing white head. The aroma has notes of yeast, lemonpeal, and a bit of malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of lemonpeal, coriander, yeast, fruit, minerals, and malt, leading to a bitter finish where the lemony note ligners.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2008
(Bottle 37,5 cl) Hazy, golden with a rough, off-white head. Aroma of malt, flowery hops and a little yeast. Medium body with a very soid malt base, a heavy carbonation with huge bubbles and a little yeast. Very flowery hopping that also leaves a distinct bitterness. Huge yeast sediment. Exciting. 050208

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20004) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (15545) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2011
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grainy aroma with weak grassy hoppy hints. Sweetish malty grainy flavor. Has a sweetish malty grainy finish with a weak hoppy hints inthe aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (13455) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are herbs, grass, straw, fruits, citrus, notes, pine, malt and hops.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (13360) - , 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (11917) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2013
Bottled@HBF. Hazy yellow color, small white head. Leather, some banana, citrus in the nose. Light to medium bodied. Lemon, white pepper. Strange. Like a witbier.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (11812) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2012
Hazy pale. The aroma is quite yeasty with a nice pear fruitiness, but also some band-aidy phenols. Full body for the style, with lots of yeasty accents. No special character, here, though. The yeast dries it out quite a bit.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2010
(12.7oz bottle, courtesy of ericandersnavy) Pours a lightly hazy yellow body with a tall white head. Aroma of lemon, grass, and soap. Flavor of grass, lemon, herbs, and florals.


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