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


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RATINGS: 248   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

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alexsdad06 (17339) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2019
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2019 This is a backlog rating from 2009 from a bottle at a tasting, from notes. When I had this beer it was average to below average for the style and not something I wanted to have again or I just didn't get back to my notes because of my technology at the time, work and/or family. Words to describe this beer are pilsner malts, citrusy, grass, floral.

digby (100) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 29, 2019
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2019 Golden colour, slightly hazy with slight fruit notes. Spicy to the taste but very pleasant; good mouth feel.

jmgreenuk (17807) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - FEB 8, 2019
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2019 330ml bottle at the Beer Bank, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a hazy golden colour with a lasting frothy white head. The aroma is Pilsner malt, hay, some light citrus, woody hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a light, crisp, malt, dry woody hop bitter palate and a lingering bitter finish. A decent and rather inoffensive Pilsner. Fine for a session if this floats your boat. Comparable with some of the better European Pilsners.

GregMooreNH (8220) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 27, 2018
Pours cloudy dark golden, with a full, off-white head. Aroma is hay, light caramel and some hops. Taste is light caramel with hint of clove, moving to breadiness and a building hop backbone. Finish is hoppy. A decent pils.

Skarecrow (1734) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 4, 2018
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2018 330ml bottle. Slightly hazy gold with solid white head. Wheaty/yeasty aroma. Clean wheaty taste with spicy cloves note and dry finish. Interesting.

omhper (36926) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2018
Keg at Moa Tiki, Singapore. Clear pale golden, small head. Aroma of papaya and citrus. Mid dry with light-medium body and crisp, rounded, spritzy mouthfeel. White currant and spices, mild citrus. Long bitter finish. Nowhere near a pilsner, but a great hoppy quaffable modern lager hybrid.

Schnabelhund (152) - TAIWAN - JUL 19, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2017
Moa Methode Pilsner pours hazy pale golden with a medium-sized frothy head with some lacing. The nose has notes of citrus, apricot, and bright tropical fruits with a hint of caramel. While it is mildly bready up front, the bitterness kicks in in the mid-palate along with the bright fruit notes and some earthiness and peppery spiciness. It transitions into the slightly resiny, yeasty dry finish smoothly while the bitterness intensifies. Despite its name, this brew is not a pilsner - the carbonation is too fine, the body is too full, the hops are non-noble, and the finish isn’t clean enough to give you the snappy pils feel.

Atom (3171) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 7, 2017
Bottle pours a clear pale golden yellow with a huge white head. Spicy citrus aroma bordering on Belgian yeast esters like a Belgian blond. Taste of dry citrus hop with a light spice, light grassy hops, dry malt, with Belgian yeast esters. Few to no pilsners qualities, closer to a Belgian blond or Belgian pale ale.

tombutlin (396) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 26, 2017
This was served as a palate cleanser after some pretty headstrong fresh hopped IPAs and a 16% imperial stout. Hardly surprising that it stacked up like a dandelion in a hurricane. It did cleanse the palate, I guess, but was entirely forgettable.

explosivedog (10897) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2017
On tap at Moa. Biscuit, tart lemon, floral. Quite cloying, pretty much the opposite of crisp. Not great.

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