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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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rodzilla79 (90) - Maryland, USA - APR 3, 2011
It’s a little sweet and a little dark for my lager preference. I enjoyed it, but unlike most lagers it was more of a sipping beer for me. I do enjoy the sweetness although there is a bit of an aftertaste I’m not that fond of.

Schnabelhund (108) - TAIWAN - JUL 19, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2017
Moa Methode Pilsner pours hazy pale golden with a medium-sized frothy head with some lacing. The nose has notes of citrus, apricot, and bright tropical fruits with a hint of caramel. While it is mildly bready up front, the bitterness kicks in in the mid-palate along with the bright fruit notes and some earthiness and peppery spiciness. It transitions into the slightly resiny, yeasty dry finish smoothly while the bitterness intensifies. Despite its name, this brew is not a pilsner - the carbonation is too fine, the body is too full, the hops are non-noble, and the finish isn’t clean enough to give you the snappy pils feel.

Atom (2594) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 7, 2017
Bottle pours a clear pale golden yellow with a huge white head. Spicy citrus aroma bordering on Belgian yeast esters like a Belgian blond. Taste of dry citrus hop with a light spice, light grassy hops, dry malt, with Belgian yeast esters. Few to no pilsners qualities, closer to a Belgian blond or Belgian pale ale.

tombutlin (370) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 26, 2017
This was served as a palate cleanser after some pretty headstrong fresh hopped IPAs and a 16% imperial stout. Hardly surprising that it stacked up like a dandelion in a hurricane. It did cleanse the palate, I guess, but was entirely forgettable.

explosivedog (1816) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 5, 2017
On tap at Moa. Biscuit, tart lemon, floral. Quite cloying, pretty much the opposite of crisp. Not great.

MoaZealand (17) - Ohoka, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 30, 2016
A nice beer to enjoy in small or medium quantities. One of the better beers available in New Zealand for any such occasion. Not too overpowering for a German style pilsner which is very pleasing.

wombat23 (2147) - Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2016
12.7 oz. bottle. Gold color with a huge foamy white head that exhibits excellent retention. Heavy lacing. Aroma of pils malt, citrus and spice. Taste follows nose. Orange peel and bread. Finish is lightly bitter, peppery and dry. Good.

obguthr (6827) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2016
Draft: Very mild lemongrass nose. Cloudy amber, headless. Honey, corn, some DMS, grass. Medium body, easy carbonation. Drinks stronger than an ordinary pils, more like an IPL. Probably past its prime.

hopdog (13191) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2016
Bottle. Poured a hazy yellow color with an averaged sized head. Grass, citrus, and some yeastiness.

GuideDogSaint (1809) - Xiamen, CHINA - FEB 20, 2016
330ml bottle from Asia Market supermarket in Siem Reap. Pours hazy golden yellow with a thin white head. Floral aroma with malt. Bittersweet sticky finish. Nice.

fiulijn (21508) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle at the Pumphouse, Richmond, corked
Deep blond color, hazy, with medium sized head. Pilsner? Tastes like a dry and spicy Ale, bitter, also some esters, a bit of cork that complements the flavor.

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