Moa Methode Evolution - Moa Brewing Company
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4.15/5 rDev +7%
On tap at the Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY.
Pours a hazy dark orange, almost amber, with a soapy one inch head, and a little bit of lacing.
Smells slightly catty, with grassy hop aromas, peach, and mango.
The taste is similar. This is a pretty swell Imperial Pilsner, the use of Nelson hops is nice. Some grapefruit, passionfruit, mango, and grape flavors, a bit of grapefruit, some cattiness, lemon, and crackery pilsner malt.
Light to medium bodied, a lot lighter than I would've expected, given the ABV. Crisp, mostly clean mouthfeel (there's a bit of slight catty dirtiness, but it doesn't detract), and a medium level of carbonation.
I believe this is my first beer from New Zealand, and it was really solid.
07-28-2014 22:11:46 | More by GreesyFizeek
3.39/5 rDev -12.6%
Appearance- I received about one and a half fingers of head on my twelve ounce pour. The head is pure white while the body is a hazy mix between golden straw and warm lemon which appears as a weak lemon when held up to the light. Good amount of lacing that involves quite a bit of sheeting.
Nose- A bit subdued at the moment. It's mostly citrus (orange and lemon) Swirling reveals some mustiness and grapefruit. By this time, the other citrus notes have faded and this is all that is left. A hint of something akin to green peach as well.
Taste- Definitely not as good as other imperial pilsners I've had. Definite grapefruit, and lemon. Grapefruit is the most dominant citrus aspect. Some orange and lemon peel. A bit of mustiness that pairs with pine and resin notes that initially seem dull. A little bit of a dry finish but not enough in my opinion. There's a good enough complexity but it isn't balanced by enough integration The piquant presence of woodiness and resin seem too much for this style. These “off-flavors” do mellow out a bit. Above average but nothing special.
Mouthfeel- Light bodied with a little bit of syrup and an appropriate amount of carbonation.
Drinkability- Pretty easygoing despite the messy flavor profile. A little pricey at 5 bucks for a 12 oz pour.
Overall- Above average but not by much. Wouldn't recommend for someone looking for a representative of the style. As another beer to tick, maybe.
08-31-2013 02:25:58 | More by artoolemomo
Moa Methode Evolution from Moa Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.