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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Hop_Hedonist (606) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2014
Pleasant lager - slight herbal noble hops edge - but it’s an old bottle - I’d like to try this off the tap... Not impressed enough to buy another bottle.

StevieT (2015) - 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

magpieken (131) - - 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.

dmac (6314) - 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.

Lagerboy (2221) - 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)

Pdubyah (744) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 9, 2014
This was very lively. 750ml bottle of a 5% version. not as hoppy as I would have thought it could have been this version seems to have added sweetness and forsaken the hop bite a bit. But it is very quaffable.

odinstyr (806) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Pours a hazy gold with a thin white head. Smells of citrus and biscuits. Taste is sweet and moderately bitter - honey biscuits, floral and grassy hops.

Patrickctenchi (6623) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 8, 2014
Bottle: Pours pale, light gold with a huge white head. Bright citrus, grass aroma. Taste is sweetly yeasty, citrus, floral...spice. Light floral hops at finish. Excellent.

Imaena (2327) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle at the Air NZ lounge in Sydney. This is an exceptionally good pilsner. The hop character and crisp spare palette really make this an unique and complex brew.

jgb9348 (6316) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Crisp, slightly hazy golden coloured body with a thick, five centimetre tall perfectly microfoamed white head with zillions of small bubbles rising from the bottom. Aroma of grass, hay, light hops, flowers, sugar and some honeysuckle - very nice. Light-bodied; Assertive effervescence; Strong grassy and herbal notes throughout with a pungent south pacific hop flavour with an assertive bitterness and a smooth light, airy finish. Aftertaste shows some complexity through the malt, hops and especially grassy, herbal finish. Overall, a very nice and still light beer with a good amount of complexity, but an even better hop and dry finish. Definitely one to get your hands on if you can find it! I sampled this 37,5 cL split bottle purchased from Liqour Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 06-July-2013 for US$4.76 sampled at home in Washington on 20-March-2014.

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