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Moa Methode - Moa Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

89 Ratings
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.96%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Moa Brewing Company visit their website
New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Moa Methode is bottle fermented and conditioned to give a natural, more consistent carbonation and flavour. Due to the natural brewing process of Methode Moa, a light, beneficial sediment will remain. This sediment protects the beer from premature aging and leaves full, slightly spicy characters on the palate.

(Beer added by: vancurly on 03-23-2007)
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Reviews by Cannoneer:
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Cannoneer

Ohio

3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The opening salvo for this beer was outstanding.
Very inviting translucent ripe lemon color with a creamy head. Fresh grass and meadow flowers nose. I was really looking forward to the first gulp.

The taste was less than impressive, given these high expectations. While a solid German-style lager, I found Moa Original to be too watery for my taste. If not for that, it would be a very close copy of Jever - grassy, dry and bitter. On the aftertaste, it had the unpleasant note of mineral water, all too common among mass produced beers. It would probably be a good counterpart for delicate dishes, such as sushi, but I'm afraid wouldn't be able to stand up to heartier foods.

In the end, I decided I'd pick Jever over this beer if I wanted a dry, grassy, somewhat straightforward German-style Pilsener.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2010 01:03:28 | More by Cannoneer
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Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.8%

07-20-2014 05:32:22 | More by Exeter
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

05-23-2014 22:59:46 | More by dfhhead25
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2.79/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

(Bottle I got was a different label design than that pictured.) Pours with a hellacious, quick-to-build head. Nice pale orange hue, just a touch hazy- did not expect that from a pilsner, bottle-conditioned as it may be. Things went south on the nose though. Skunked beer. Not terribly, but skunky nonetheless. Drank it anyway to see if I could pick up anything, but no. Mouthfeel was exactly what you'd want from a pils- light, smooth drinking. Would love to get one of these fresh and try again.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2014 16:42:49 | More by QueerBeer
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amalburg

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5.8%

05-01-2014 22:56:23 | More by amalburg
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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

04-20-2014 21:00:10 | More by Resuin
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.86/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

you know what, maybe the long haul from new zealand, some extended time in the bottle from what we think we know about when beer is ready to drink, and this whole fermenting not just reconditioning in the bottle thing really can make magic happen, not just overlookable shelf turds. this is genius beer, and i dont care who knows i think that. its wonderful. yeah, maybe not the most true to style german pils anymore, but somewhere between the best euro pilseners and a bright american wild ale or saison, there isnt funk to it, but the yeast character and extreme zero gravity type dryness make it one of a kind. hazy blonde and bubbly and heady as hell, more than three inches rise up almost uncontrollably, bone white, in my tulip, and hardly fade, but into white lacing. its smells yeasty driven, not like stale pilsener malt, there is a brilliance here if this is calculated. if it just aged flatteringly over the last year, well then good on you guys moa! the success is in the feel, which is frothy and grainy still, but soft and delicate, lacy, and crispy dry without compromising a yeasty finish. so fun, so drinkable, we need more beers like this, and so far, from what my experience has been, all of this moa stuff deserves a whole lot more attention for being great.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2014 03:58:06 | More by StonedTrippin
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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +19%

03-22-2014 18:16:56 | More by dunlap926
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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mrfrancis

Kentucky

3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a slightly hazy gold with an enormous, frothy white head that takes quite some time to recede.

S: Aromas of grain, straw, honey, grass, lemon, lime, herbs, and mildly spicy yeast dominate the nose.

T: Robust notes of straw, grass, lemon, and lime are contrasted with muted flavors of crackers, biscuits, grain, minerals, honey, and spicy yeast. The finish is clipped with notes of lemon, lime, crackers, minerals, and straw.

M: In terms of body, this ale is slight and thin for the style and very gentle in the mouth. Carbonation is airy, delicate, and unobtrusive. Delightful and easy to drink, though I generally prefer my pilsners to be a bit fuller in body and more forcefully carbonated.

O: A great effort and a very sophisticated beer, but it is a little tame to be sure. As is, this is a good lager, but with a little work on the mouthfeel, this would be outstanding in every way.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2014 14:25:33 | More by mrfrancis
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rixcat

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I pity you poor fools that can actually find something wrong with this yummy bottle conditioned pilsner. This beer is nearly perfect, similar to Moa's other amazing concoctions. I got big fluffy clouds of rocky chunk fluff lace endowing foam. My only regret is that it doesn't come in one of those caged cork bottles. Mine had a fat cap atop its Belgian opening. Chilly, dry, and fizzy. I dropped this baby in the snow before walking in the house and fetched it right after eating dinner. I milked this long-lasting frosty little baby in a pint glass and drank it with a delicious scoop of creme de minthe chocolate chip ice cream on top of a spoon of peanut butter and a 2-inch cube of brownie. What a perfect match. This is my first beer made with champagne yeast and I like it. Spicy hops and crispy arid frigid thirst-quenching luxury. Aloof only in it's complicated and varied profile, this beer is a cinch down the most superior discerning hatch. I wish I bought two of these. Another sure winner from Moa.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2014 01:56:58 | More by rixcat
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Vanz

Australia

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

01-27-2014 22:51:40 | More by Vanz
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mungus

Australia

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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krome

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

01-09-2014 21:51:27 | More by krome
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westcoastbeerlvr

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largadeer

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

12-24-2013 00:54:57 | More by largadeer
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jwg782

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

12-06-2013 20:51:11 | More by jwg782
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Zorro

California

4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear golden colored ale with a tall white colored head.

Smells strongly herbal with a lot of noble hop to it. Smells spicy and grassy and even a little soapy. Smells very Hoppy.

Starts out mildly sweet with a strong flavor of grass and hay. Herbal with a hop snap that bites you back a little bit. In the upper 20% of Pilsner in the hop bite level. Aftertaste is a little astringent. Full flavored.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a damn tasty beer. This is a Pilsner that fights back.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2013 02:14:46 | More by Zorro
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4.04/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750ml silver foil wrapped, caged and corked bottle, 5.0% ABV, with a red seal proclaiming 'Super Premium Pilsner'. Another Moa offering available solely at the monopolistic liquor store concern in Alberta.

This beer pours a hazy medium golden yellow hue, with three healthy fingers of puffy, bulbous, and thinly foamy eggshell white head, which renders a few instances of chunky, sudsy lace around the glass as it slowly recedes.

It smells of sharply grainy pale malt, toasted white bread, earthy yeast, acidic lemon, and leafy, hay-like, somewhat skunky hops. The taste is a bit of a revelation - soft bready, lightly biscuity pale malt, lemon tarts, rather subtle sourdough yeast, further grapefruit and orange fruitiness, a burgeoning floral honey sweetness, and bitter leafy, spicy hops. Very complex for a pilsener.

The carbonation is light, frothy, a tad fizzy, and pervasive, yet without getting in anyone's way, the body a decently hefty medium weight, and quite pleasantly smooth, with more than a nod towards a lilting creaminess. It finishes off-dry, the bready, semi-sweet malt, fading doughy yeast, and lightly fruity hops all making nice and playing us out gracefully.

A genuinely smooth and supple German Pils, with the attendant malt and hops, respectful bottle-borne yeast, and gently fruitiness. Quite easy to drink, this wine bottle went down all too well. Were that the others in this series were as enjoyably integrated, and at least somewhat beholden to truth in advertising, as this one.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2013 01:49:34 | More by biboergosum
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Moa Methode from Moa Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.