Moa Blanc - Moa Brewing Company
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New Zealand (Aotearoa)
3.43/5 rDev -2.6%
Light golden colour
Good head that dies down quickly leaving a little lacing
Hops on the nose & polyurethane?? Defo something solventy
Tasting not as good a I had hoped.. Far from my fav. from Moa. An easy drinker without too many characteristics.
06-18-2014 07:27:04 | More by bigalgochu
3.13/5 rDev -11.1%
Pours a cloudy golden orange with a starch-white head that doesn't budge. Not much of a smell: some sour cherries, a bit of yeasty funk. This is a fairly one-dimensional tasting beer: clean, lemony, chardonnay sweetness on the back end. It's a refreshing beer that comes close to tasting like a wine cooler, but not quite as sweet as one. While the carbonation is significant, the bubbles are fine, like a good champagne.
03-03-2014 04:16:13 | More by kaufmaal
3.33/5 rDev -5.4%
12oz bottle poured into a globe, yeast roused.
A: Pours a cloudy straw yellow. The creamy white head is very short lived, even after a vigorous pour. No lacing at all.
S: Very yeasty, oddly fruity. Musty, earthy, funky. Pear, sliced green apple, white grape, and nondescript herbs. Lots of wheat and dough. It is very wine-like on the nose, actually.
T: Lots of dough and bread at the start. Yeast rules the mid palate: earthy, musty, lightly funky. Vague pepper-like spiciness. Subtle fruitiness of white grape and pear, slight sour tang. Herbal hops creep in toward the back end, but stay quiet. Bone dry. Quick, wheaty finish.
M: Light in body. Wheaty, frothy mouthfeel is forcefully cut by a continuous blast of sharp, prickling carbonation.
O: This is a strange beer. The website claims that it is inspired by the kristalweizen style, though it bears absolutely no resemblance to it aside from the use of wheat. It is cloudy where a kristalweizen should be clear, and uses sauv blanc wine yeast instead of a German ale strain. The end result is a lackluster, wheaty beer with super high attenuation and a strange yeasty funk. Style issues aside, it just doesn't work.
08-15-2013 22:55:24 | More by ryan1788a5
3.68/5 rDev +4.5%
Poured from a 750ml bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.
A: The beer is a light gold color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick but spotty lace on the glass.
S: The aroma contains Belgian yeast, wheat, spices, light caramelized malts, some citrus and a faint touch of hops.
T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of wheat, Belgian yeast and a hearty malt character for the style. Then some sweetness comes in from flavors citrus and spices. The hops presence is mild but complementary and provides a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready.
M: Crisp and pretty smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.
O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a very solid beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.
07-17-2013 00:44:08 | More by TheManiacalOne
3.9/5 rDev +10.8%
Some people might think I've caught 'Moa fever' with all the Moa reviews I've been writing of late. The answer is "no" however 'Moa fever' is a very serious condition and if contracted please seek attention from a bottle-shop professional for ways to combat this affliction (or just drink more Moa). In any case next in the Moa line is the Blanc, and I was debating with myself whether this is a Witbier or a Weizen, and which glass it shall be drunk from... so I went with a nonic pint.
Poured from a 330ml bottle into a nonic pint *WARNING: THIS BEER MAY EXPLODE OUT OF THE BOTTLE*.
A: Hazy pale straw body with a very big frothy white head that died down as quickly as it came to a thin lacing.
S: Quite fruity for a Wit/Weizen, another unique spin here from Moa; it has overtones of melon, apple-peel, cardamom and cloves with a touch of coriander as well.
T: Pepper, cloves and nutmeg upfront on the palate with a bread yeast mid leading on to an apple/lemon finish. Fairly crisp for a Wit, which I'm now convinced it is. The finish is however is Germanic and dry, like a Weizen.
M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation (was expecting over the top carbonation actually).
D: Crisp, refreshing and spicy - a great summer ale combination. Priced at a reasonably high price point though, so that is one thing to consider if you were planning on a good summer drinking session ($23 for 4 x 330ml bottles). Overall though it does throw a unique Moa 'spanner in the works', which I'm starting to believe is a trend for them... aka 'I love those guys'.
Food match: Light summer BBQ fare such as grilled chicken thighs with a salad that most certainly requires cherry tomatoes dammit!
07-08-2013 09:58:47 | More by doktorhops
3.18/5 rDev -9.7%
It's a witbier but I swear it looked more like an adjunct lager on the shelf. Green bottles? Really?
Pours a freaky yellowish gold color with a decent head into my glass.
Light-struck hops combine with clove and wheat to form a very weak version of a witbier.
Ditto in flavor. Light-struck all around. Very little wheat/clove. Maybe some citrus but not much.
Juicy mouthfeel but not much else.
Why even bother? Get a brown bottle next time, mate.
04-18-2012 03:50:42 | More by Brad007
4/5 rDev +13.6%
Appearance: light golden brown. Massive billowy head collapses to a little light lacing.
Smell: grassy, fresh smelling.
Taste: a hint of Belgian wit beer. Very carbonated, surprisingly so. Overall: a refreshing easy drinking wheat beer that should pair well with fresh cheeses like neufchatel, le roule, or cream cheese.
02-25-2012 19:28:05 | More by StuartCarter
Moa Blanc from Moa Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.