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


on tap


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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 2.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   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

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explosivedog (2191) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 9, 2017
330ml bottle. Drank from bottle. Floral, stone fruit, citrus, an almost almond like note in there. Prominent sweetness, but with almost enough bitterness to clean it up. Nothing too bad.

scottychch (4) - - OCT 4, 2017 does not count
My always go to with after good beer at right price. Not biggest favour in the world but nice for a bbq or after work. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

macca147 (999) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2017 330ml bottle. Pours a pale wheat gold with a thin white head. Aroma: Citrus, grass, pepper, malt notes. Taste: Malt, citrus. Thin body. Moderate carbonation. Easy drinking. Easy to drink, not particularly exciting but better than most commercial lagers.

MoaZealand (17) - Ohoka, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 30, 2016
The first beer I ever tried from Moa, and the one that lead me to find out more about the brewery. Far from their best beer, and more of a pilsner style than a lager, but nonetheless easy drinking. Truly a beer for any occasion, in any volume, and for me this beer will always have a strong sentimental value.

GraemeL (37) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 28, 2016
Light amber with white head. Very mild grain on the nose. Very mild malt taste. Inoffensive and forgettable.

TedE (1695) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2016
330ml bottle into schooner glass. Nose of malt and pepper. Slightly hazy golden beer with thin film on top. A few bubbles. Full bodied and flat in the mouth. Taste is a cleansing bitterness followed by a dry earthy hoppiness, some peppery raisin notes very late on. Excellent lager (more like a pils), moreish.

marcus (11161) - 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.

jmgreenuk (10882) - 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!

GoufCustom (2403) - 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.

jamaty (2280) - 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.

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