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


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RATINGS: 237   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22309) - , 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (5348) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 1, 2013
33cl bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours a cloudy yellow colour with a generous head and steady carbonation - you can tell it is well bottle conditioned. The nose is very lemony with some sweetcorn. The taste is more of the same, lemon, going into yoghurt, maybe some meadow flowers. The palate is very good indeed - good creamy body, some bitterness kicks through the middle and finishes really fresh. Overall, very satisfying indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (7515) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 3, 2013
375ml bottle pours a hazy gold with some frothy white head. Nose is heavy lemon, orange, grass, straw, light cracker, a little almond croissant. Flavor is very lemony, grassy, straw, a little apricot, a little almond, some cracker. Crisp finish. A little different for a pilsener, but good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sulawang (1049) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
exeter (511) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4996) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle. Golden and slightly cloudy. A touch of spice produces a different flavour. The finish is quite sweet and left lots of lacing. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (19347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle at the Pumphouse, Richmond, corked
Deep blond color, hazy, with medium sized head. Pilsner? Tastes like a dry and spicy Ale, bitter, also some esters, a bit of cork that complements the flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wombat23 (763) - Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2016
12.7 oz. bottle. Gold color with a huge foamy white head that exhibits excellent retention. Heavy lacing. Aroma of pils malt, citrus and spice. Taste follows nose. Orange peel and bread. Finish is lightly bitter, peppery and dry. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 19, 2004
cloudy light straw colour, with the biggest creamy head I have seen in ages. Big hoppy aroma and you would expect a big hoppy tatse, but no!!!. Very little bitterness but mouthfeel very strong. Unusal style to ’disgorg’ and for that got addional marks as very rare to to brew beer this way.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rgrep (156) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 25, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2004 (May 04) Very fizzy with a big creamy head. Hoppy aroma with grassy notes. Brilliant presentation in the champagne-style bottle, especially since it has been disgorged, but what do you expect from a winemaker? :)

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