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


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RATINGS: 239   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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fred82 (2251) - Qubec City, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2009 375ml bottle. Pours clear pale yellow with a nice huge foamy head. Slightly skunked. Nose of yeast esters, a bit herbal. Some citrus fruit. Taste is yeasty and a bit herbal with some bittering hops all along. Head leaves quite a lot of lacing. Small bitterness on the finish. Really gorgeous head ! Interesting beer ! Really feels like a saison. Re-rate 090927. Nose is bitter hoppy, spicy malt and yeasty fruity esters. Some hints of biscuit malt and light brett/wild hint. Very clean and crisp nose. Feels fresh, crisp and fruity. Head is like you had poured whip cream on top of the beer. taste is light bitter hops, some yeast and herbs. Finish is yeasty esters. Over from 14 to 15. Aroma 8 to 9. Really nice beer !

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9729) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 9, 2009
My Bottom Line:
This elegant Pilsener presents a panorama of aromas and flavors full of nuances, from hay to herbs, from citrus fruit to drops of cream, all in a fiercely bubbly, Champenoise conditioning. Its flavor profile lies in a world of finesse between the eloquent rusticity of Franconian lagers and the crisp humility of Northern German pilseners.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A rocky head of white foam laces all around misty straw blond.
-If I keep feeling compelled to drink this, Ill have to increase its points over 4.0!
-All is perfectly balanced till the very last shadow of the aftertaste.
-The finish is nicely dried out, while still offering some pillowy comfort for the tastebuds.


   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JulienHuxley (5762) - Trois-Rivires, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2009
Bottle. Pour is golden with a frothy white head that hangs around for a while and leaves good lacing behind. Herbal aromas with a hint of citrus and fruit. Mouthfeel is short but satisfying. Taste is sweet and fruity in at the beginning and gets cutoff by a good dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MJGG (952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 4, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2009 Bouteille de 375 ml. Armes de houblon herbal et de levure fruite. Robe blonde ple et trouble, belle effervescence et belle mousse qui tient bien. Relativement mince en bouche, un lger malt est accompagn dune belle touche fruite et dun houblon herbal agrable. Finale trs sche et lgrement amre. La levure est trs prsente pour une pilsener, mais cest plutt agrable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bedainedebiere (533) - Terrebonne, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 2, 2009
New in Qubecs SAQ; thanks to the person responsible for importing this one, really. I first thought it was a Saison, especially because of the aroma, but I am pretty impressed by the overall balance of this both citrusy and herbal hoppy unfiltered pilsener. Very refreshing and tasty, tongue-tingling and dry finish. You bet Ill buy more of this "very rare beer" because it is totally excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
astrofrk (341) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 2, 2009
Light Golden. HUGE foamy head I could shave with. Aroma: Malt, floral hops. Flavor: Same, like Czech Pilsner with a hint of Kiwi. Light bitter finish. This may be the finest Pilsner I have so far had. Here I am, stuck with a bunch of Rednecks that think Miller and Bud are the worlds best "Pilsners". Call me a "Beer Snob" if you want, I plead guilty as charged!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2009
Lightly hazy golden yellow and a huge rocky foamy white head with sticky lacing. Aroma is slightly sour citrusy, bready. Taste is the same, with a light hop bite, might have a slight infection. May have to try again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (6288) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 27, 2009
Cloudy yellow, Big foamy white head. Wheaty, bready aroma at forst, but there is definately a hop note in there. Flavor is crisp at first, then a rather hatrsh hop bite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (5812) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 7, 2009
Pours hazy gold into a shaker. Bright white micro head meringues and does not recede. Orange and sour cinnamon aromas. Fresh flowers and mown grass upfront with a dry, tangy citrus and resin hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2009
Bottle at the Brewery. Pours clear golden with a lively white head. Aroma of sweet malt, grass and fruity hops. The flavour is biscuit malt, citrus and grass. Good carbonation with a clean and crisp mouthfeel. Very refreshing beer with a bitter hoppy finish.

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