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


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RATINGS: 238   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
TAR (2708) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Pristine golden. Billowing white mousse cakes the glass with intricate lace. Exquisite hop aromas of flowers (violet, rose, lilac, dandelion), lemongrass, kumquat, lychee, spruce tips, honeydew melon. Background whiff of minerals and uncured hay. Considerably phenolic and distinctly perfumey. Fluffy, feathery-soft carbonation. Expressive hoppiness both bites at and prickles the tongue with bitter oils, zesty kumquat and a peppery vivacity, yet soothes with layer after layer of lip-smacking nectary succulence. Malt is graceful and weightless, on one end, and perfectly clean and supportive on the other, stacking the more-luscious melonlike hop derivatives with plentiful dry-cracker tones. Curiously phenolic, from the bottle-conditioning, which only complements the airiness. Though, as the temps rise, mouth-filling malt-derived starches bloom to fill out the impeccably attenuated airiness and mineral-laden body. Bright perfumey hop tingle stimulates the appetite and repeatedly allures with its sizzling acids. Oodles of tropical fruitiness akin to starfruit and white-grapefruit pith continues to unravel. Closes dry and elegantly hopcentric, yet with an equally juicy hop showcase punctuated by clean, lean malt. If I were blinded on this, I can pretty much say with certainty I would peg this for a Belgian golden as there is lots going on beyond the "basic" hop/malt interplay. Quite the classy little pils, and serious kudos for being bottle-conditioned!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (9426) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Pour out of 12.7 oz bottle, thanks to Aaron for the pour! Slightly hazy yellow-orange pour with nice fluffy white head. Aroma brings notes of saaz spice, hints of lemon, grass, earth, some nice crackery and buttery malts that work well, a slight hint of a sour grain in there as well. Taste is some slight biscuit, bread, some hints of lemon, touch of cracker, finishing fairly dry and sweet. Pretty tasty stuff, but the price is a bit steep.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (10580) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Bottle @ Dans house. Holy shit, my boy Ernie thinks this is the best shit eva, Im excited. Pours a touch hazy, yellow appearance with a nice fluffy white head. A touch yeasty, rich lemon, straw grainy, light potpourri, baking flour, pretty hoppy aroma. Fairly dry, bright lemon, herbal/dandelion, somewhat rough grainy, nice pils flavor. This is quite nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
canary dog (748) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - AUG 25, 2012
It has the spiciness and crispness of a bottle conditioned brew. Heavy meringue like head. Tastes more like a very well made Belgium whit than a pale lager or pilsner. Very fresh and crisp; reminds one of the wilds of a very bucolic and remote place. Finish is of lingering bitterness that is not directly associated with any type of noticeable hop presence. Very refreshing and enjoyable; although it would get a better rating if it had any real hop character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (10293) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2012
330 cL capped bottle. Pours hazy canary with 1-finger fluffy white head that laces well. Nose is intense...very Pilsner Urquelly, right down to the slight thiols. Big Saaz hops, sweet bready pale malt, apricotty fruit, and some florals. Tastes dense of palate, with bready semi-sweet pale malt, apricotty fruit, Saaz hops, and peppery spice. This one is excellent, and Id love to horizontal it with Urquell.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omega (900) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 19, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2012 Rerate - much better the second time around. Actually wondering if this beer is faulty as the more I taste it the lower the score gets! Soapy nose with citrus overtones. Flavour reminded me of the GF Rayon Vert - bitter oranges.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (9296) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2012
375ml bottle. hazed pale strongly effervescent gold body with a tall-building medium-sized rocky white head of lasting retention. bright, vibrant and sweet nose of clean pilsner malt and dried citrus hops; somewhat soapy and ester-heavy yeast presence to the aroma (somewhat Belgian-like, actually) with a strong sugar crystal note. bright, crisp, semi-sweet clean malt throughout with more dried citrus fruit and citrus acid; medium-high bitterness, medium sweetness, medium-high acid. delicious, refreshing, very well-made.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wittales (762) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Appearance was clear pale gold with creamy almost rocky lasting white 2 finger head, lacing throughout. Aromas where sweet malts,then tropical and citrus fruits with grass, pine herbs and spices flow in. Yeasts provide floral esters on nose. Taste was slight sweet malts, then grass, pine, resin,and herbs. Yeasts add fruits and biscuits. Palate was crisp and smooth with light CO2. The light-medium body with a average length resinous finish. Damm good New Zealand Pils...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Beautiful pale golden with a tall lasting head. Smells fresh with powdery hop spice and bright malt. Full nectar with mild carbonation. This brew rolls off the tongue with a soft roundness and finishes with a bright hop bitterness. This is high grade Pils.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mjollnir (401) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2012
375mL bottle. Pours clear pale gold with a small white head. Aromas of grapefruit, berries, a little yeast. Medium bitterness, a little malty sweetness, reasonably fruity, a little yeast. Light body, lively carbonation, lingering dry finish.

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