Brewed by Moa Brewing Company
Style: Premium Lager
Marlborough, New Zealand
Serve in Lager glass


on tap

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 2.91/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Moa Original Lager is a classically brewed lager created from a blend of New Zealand premium malts and world famous Nelson Sauvin hops. This beer shows an array of crisp and dry characters on the palate but also has a clean floral nose.

Tasting Notes
Moa Original is an easy drinking, European style pilsner with a medium to high level of bitterness. Ester levels are low, and a slight hop aroma should be detected. The finish is dry as a result of the bitterness and the high level of attenuation. Moa Original is best served in a pilsner glass at approximately 6˚C to maximise aromatic release. A beer for any occasion.

Gold – Brew NZ Awards
Silver – Australian Intl. Beer Awards
Silver – NZ Fruit Wine Awards
Bronze – Asia Beer Awards

DylansDad's rating

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DylansDad (560) - North Shore, Auckland, - APR 26, 2013
There is SO nothing special about this beer, it’s drinkable and does taste a bit better than most macro lagers, but what’s with all the awards? And a Pilsner, you say?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
marcus (8709) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 20, 2016
Bottle from bhensonb. Pours hazy white gold with a huge white head and a floral aroma. There is a flat pils flavor with a dry nondeScript finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jmgreenuk (6970) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 3, 2016
Bottle from Messrs Barley Malt & Hops, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a hazy straw colour with a broken frothy white head and a few bubbles. The aroma is skunky lager malt, some hops. The flavour is moderate bitter with a watery, light hop bitter palate. Light bodied with lively carbonation. It’s hard to imagine how this beer actually won any awards!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
GoufCustom (1439) - HONG KONG - FEB 13, 2016

330 ml bottle bought at YATA in MOKO, Mong Kok.

Transluceent deep straw golden colour; Near zero head and residual soapy white foam which fades in 10 seconds; Fair sticky lacing with acyive slight carbonation; Unpleasant smell of Pils malt, with wet cardboard, strong bread, dough, strong yeast and very thin grass. Close to medium sweet taste of malt, with floral, sugar, strong dough, strong yeast, light lemon, moderate to light bitter hops and grass; Mid to light body., fairly slick palate; Mouth feel is like a yeasty unfiltered German Lager, but its malt is rather light, quite empty and has a dirty feel to it. Slightly flowery and pretty sweet. Very doughty and fair lemon to round. Close to okay but not quite… Hoppiness is muddled by the yeast so that you can’t smell any NS fruitiness from it, but only very thin grass nose, lemon, and stronger grass in taste; Bitterness is fairly strong for a lasting, medium astringent sweet malty finish; Fairly dry after taste. Sweet, yeasty and fairly bitter to mouth.

Comments: This one feels like a Zwickel and too cloudy and muddy to be a Premium Lager. You can’t smell the NS because of this , and the taste is lesser malt than expected and too much yeast. The strong hoppiness comes too late to save this. Just not very good at all.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamaty (1750) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 4, 2015
Dorada ligeramente turbia. Aroma con predominio de la levadura. En boca buen amargor, toque cítrico y algo metálico también. Pero el conjunto es agradable, refrescante y bebible.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkel07 (4880) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle from Dan Murphy’s 070515. Not a lot going on with this beer. Straw coloured with a white head and not a lot of aroma. Flavour is minimal as is the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
k0mpsa (2316) - Tuusula, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle. Aroma is mainly malty, some hoppy fruitiness. Rich malty body balanced with light hops. Good lager i think.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tombutlin (184) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 3, 2015
UPDATED: APR 9, 2016 Moderately hopped, with floral and spruce notes. Golden colour and fine strong head. Easy to drink, but no award winner

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
GlassBrass440 (314) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 15, 2014
Not much in the aroma. Some pils malt but that’s about it. Flavor is sweet (slightly fruity) with an almost balanced, clean bitterness. Appearance is just off crystal clear and bright yellow. Little head. High carbonation. I’d like it better with the sweetness dialed back a tad and more in the aroma (though that could be my senses at the moment).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
beer-yum (1213) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 15, 2014
Little to differentiate it from countless other bog standard premium lagers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
R4N5H (645) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
Draught pint at the Tipping Point Brewing Co on Wyndham Street in Hong Kong.Light golden amber colour, with a small white head which disappears relatively quickly. Good clarity, with a light aroma and body. Slightly sweet, malts, not at all hoppy. Slightly bitter aftertaste.

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