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


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RATINGS: 237   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yespr (41423) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2014
33 cL bottle. Pours cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is toasted malty and light cornish. Toasted malty. Bitter and breadish. Bitter and dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (10895) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2014
330 ml bottle. BB 1/3/15. O'Hara's, Tampere, Finland. Cloudy golden colour with a small white head. Very nice aroma of citrus, mild tartness, mild hops and some malt. The flavour is grainy malt, dryness, dry hops, moderate bitterness and NZ hops. Dry and a bit vinous. Tasty. A nice surprise. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjuf1853 (1301) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy, golden yellow color with a large, foam-capped white head. Good bit of yeast sediment floating throughout. Limited lacing along the glass. Grassy hops, herbal notes and yeast in the aroma. Malt sweetness up front with a good amount of hop bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sulawang (1073) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
Visual: Elegantly foil wrapped and corked, very classy. Pours clear golden pale yellow with a nice-sized foamy head, a good layer of retention, sticky lacing, a plethora of activity. Nose: some sweet barley malt, but otherwise not much (lvl-1)-pungency Attack: super crisp, incoming barley + bitter hops Mid-palate: fizzy-airy mouthfeel, (lvl-4)-sweetness, (MAIN) barley malts, yeasty, bready, grassy Finish: subtle soft bitter hops, gentle pronounced bitter hopped finish. Summary: Good body for a pilsener, nice mouthfeel and balanced flavours.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbeatty (1244) - New York, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle, 06/21/2014. Golden pour, slight haze, huge rocky head, great retention and lacing. Aroma is fresh hay, floral, mild honey-like sweetness, yeast, grassy character, biscuit malts. Taste is hay, grass, mild fruity yeast character lending sweetness before drying out, mild spicy bitterness and biscuit lingering in the finish. Crisp, light body. Surprised by this one, very nice pils.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hop_Hedonist (486) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2014
Pleasant lager - slight herbal noble hops edge - but its an old bottle - Id like to try this off the tap... Not impressed enough to buy another bottle.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StevieT (1744) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2014
From a bottle. Pours a cloudy pale yellow, lasting head, floral hoppy aroma, mild bitterness with a hint of malt, a bit of spice warmth. OK

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
magpieken (129) - - MAY 27, 2014
330ml bottle. Pours a hazy light yellow with a large frothy white head which hangs around. Smells like citrus, grass and some spice. Tastes yeasty, sour with a well balanced hop bitterness. Medium body with a dry bitter finish. Quite complex and rather like a saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (5724) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle from Wine Academy. Poured a hazy light nectar gold under a huge frothy white head. Aroma is sweet and floral, notes of sugary raspberry right off the bat, dough, honey, perfume and berries. Fuller fizzy carbonation, big body on this one, nicely done though. Flavor of grain, grapes, toast, hint of raspberry, grass, earthy hops. Nice overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lagerboy (2012) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 10, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2014 750 ml corked and caged bottle, 5% ABV. Big champagne pop when opened. Mostly clear golden yellow, ridonculously huge horsecock of white bubbly foam makes it a pain in the ass to drink out of a fluted pilsener glass. Aroma is quite yeasty, citrusy floral pils malt. Taste follows, very yeasty, biscuity pils malt, spicy floral and citrusy. Highly carbonated, full bodied for a pilsener, moderately hopped. Drys out towards the end, too much yeast makes it: LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)

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