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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   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


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerledgend (1197) - 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.

3.5
   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? :)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
punkska101 (871) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2009
Bottle 09-09-19 from SAQ : Hazy yellow in color super fizzy rocky white head. Nose is somehow floral, funky. We’re close to the saison here. Bitterness is sharp the body is medium. Malt profile is crisp and refreshing

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10585) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2009
Bottle sample at Knoxville Brewers Jam 2009. Poured clear copper color with an average fizzy off-white head that was mostly lasting and good lacing. Moderate toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid brew.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
grapengrain (125) - Havelock North, NEW ZEALAND - APR 14, 2011
This is definately a beer of two halves - young it is a really clean, fresh Pilsner with zesty grapefruit aromatics and long, bitterness that can be a tad astringent. With age it mellows to a rich, creamy beer with toasty autolisis notes.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (4549) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 2, 2013
(Bottle, 0.33 l, at Old Town Pub, Porvoo, 20130202) The beer poured pale golden and hayz. Its head was medium sized, long lasting and white. Aroma had fruitiness, citricness and malts. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were grass, fruitiness, grain and bitterness. Aftertaste was bitter. Resembeled more a pale than a pils but nevertheless a tasty beer.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 12, 2013
12.7 fl oz / 375ml bottle into a pint glass. Served cold. Aroma: Some mild skunk. Besides that, just some light malt and mild hop. Appearance: Bright yellow translucent body with a large, but diminishing, foamy white head. Taste: Wonderful light, citrus-y hops! It’s interesting; the hops are definitely present, but they are light and refreshing and add just the right amount of bitterness to balance a pretty nice malt presence. Palate: Medium body, but plenty of character. Moderate, citrus-y finish. Overall: Fantastic beer. A wonderful example of what all pilseners should be.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WheatKing (1296) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 22, 2013
Bottle from The Warehouse, Phnom Penh. Slightly hazy dark golden. Good head retention for the style. Nose is lemon, tropical fruit, some grape. Favour is quite bitter. Finish is fairly dry. Good pils!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
skortila (4483) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2014
On tap @ Moa, Blenheim. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. The aroma has grass, is not too strong. Slightly hazy, yellow coloured beer with a white head. The taste is slightly sweet, has citrus, some grass, little maltiness. The beer has a lingering hopbitterness. Quite good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (1935) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - FEB 22, 2014
@ Party Town / Florence kY --- Slightly hazy dirty amber, thick rocky head, bumpy stripes of lace. Taste is light malt augmented by solid European hops. Strong bittering, but by no means overwhelming. An appealing brew, taste is outside of the typical American pilsner, which is too bad for us.


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