- My Rating: B
Methode Pilsener – Moa Brewing, 5% ABV – 750ml, (Marlborough, New Zealand)
On the front-side label:
“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.”
- Style: Pilsener
- Taste: Barley malt fizzy yeasty bread
- Where I got it : Legacy
- How much: $10 (after 10% off) – 750ml., August 2013
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: yes
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.