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


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RATINGS: 242   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   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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garthicus (2945) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 19, 2009
Thanks to Blankboy shared with HogTownHarry and I. Appearance: Cloudy straw body with a glorious frothy white head. Aroma: Lots of yeast, ever so slightly spicy, a little grass too. Flavour: Woah, I didn’t see those hops coming, nice little hop kick, yeast, spice, nicely carbonated with a long fruity/bitter finish. Not bad. Surprising.

Sammy (12739) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2009
Bottle picked up by Mathieu at S.A.Q. for me. Heard about it but found it overrated. Gushing foamer. very light colour, with of course lots of white head.A somewhat beery aroma. Dry, a little hoppy, not much taste. Average at best mouthfeel. Not finishable.

Davros (3282) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 13, 2009
Gusher. Pours pale golden with a large, persistent, but unappealing (in a pond scum kinda way) frothy head. The aroma is quite hoppy, seems to be a mix of grassy, spicy euro hops and the more subtle white wine-like NZ hops. Hints of DMS surface but nothing too offensive, the light sweet malt hides it. Flavours include sweet malt and cooked corn alongside a sparkling white wine note. Light bitterness shows in the finish. High carbonation suits the beer nicely.

Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 2, 2009
In short: An unusual barnyard pilsner-ish ale of some kind.
How: Bottle 375ml. A few times. Consumed a few days after purchase, as fresh as it can be in North America
The look: Cloudy blonde body topped by a large white head
In long: The unusual nose is intriguing with notes of barnyard, bread and dry flowers. From the first sip I was taken into unfamiliar territory. The carbonation is more than lively yet it is never aggressive. Gotta love the mouthfeel on this one. A lot of crisp cereals, slight leather notes, dry hay, dry wild flowers, white pepper, a little citrusy. I could really feel a champagne character in this one. Very interesting. But there is one problem with that beer, it skunks easily (green bottles don’t help here). The girlfriend loves it and buys it often. I tell her not to take bottles from the shelves yet nearly half the bottles that we’ve opened have been skunky. Even skunky the beer is nice and I’m not sure why New-Zealanders would love a skunky beer, unless the beer is not skunky but it is actually sheepy and I cannot tell the difference.

Tmoney99 (14952) - 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.

probstblueribbon (4088) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2009
375 ml bottle from SAQ, served cold in a Scotch Irish taster glass. BB 160311. Gushed slightly.

App.: Cloudy bright golden with a very large loose white froth. Aroma: Lots of nice bread/toast/biscuit, some yeast and bread dough, nice citrus/floral/grassy/peppery hops, some slightly darker malt aromas of caramel/burnt sugar. Palate: Medium body, very lively effervescence. Flav.: A nice blend of toasted malts and peppery green hops with some citrus notes and undertones of yeast; dry with fair bitterness and a pleasant malty finish.

Great take on the style!

phaleslu (10652) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2009
Bottle at Minibar in Queenstown. Pours an attractive hazy gold color with a big white head. Aroma of sweet malts, grain, hops, straw, and light herbs and spices. Flavor is malty, with hops, grain, straw, grass, and mild spices. Sharp, crisp, bubbly, fresh mouthfeel from the active carbonation. I’ve been blown away by how well New Zealand does the lighter styles, and this is a great example of a pilsner.

Quevillon (3172) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2009
375 ml green bottle, bought at the SAQ Centropolis (Laval), October 16, 2009. Pale blonde mid cloudy, a lot of head. Aroma a little skunk, but malty sweet grain and a little spicy. Taste very enchanting, mild hops and slightly spicy, with notes of herbs, sparkling in the mouth. Surprise of the year for me, especially since it comes from a green bottle!

JPDIPSO (6286) - Wauwatosa, USA - OCT 10, 2009
Hazy straw color with a tall, billowing, non-ending, off-white head. I think the head is actually still growing out of my New Belgium glass. LIght caramel, dough, and floral hops in the aromas. Light pale malt start. middle has lots of dry floral to herbal hops. Full, yet soft and bubbly feel. A pils with a hint of golden ale in it. Lightly spicy and a bit of citric zest in the finish, until a creamy caramel flavor linger. A very pleasant brew.

GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 5, 2009
Aroma:light skunk,light malt aroma... Appearance:light hazy gold,big white head... Flavor:light citrus flavor,sweet malt flavor....

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