Moa 5 Hop Ale Barrel Reserve - Moa Brewing Company

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Moa 5 Hop Ale Barrel Reserve
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Ratings: 1
Reviews: 1
rAvg: 2.6
pDev: n/a
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Moa Brewing Company visit their website
New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Style | ABV
English Strong Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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(Beer added by: dgilks on 08-28-2010)
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2.6/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Earthy, dusty and just a little bit skunky I don't like the aroma here. I have a bit of a disdain for breweries that use green bottles and in this case it has led to poor outcomes.

A nice red colour with a large fluffy off-white head Nice lacing but just a little hazy.

Here we face the classic problem of skunking found in green bottles. I get a slightly skunked, slightly cardboardy bottle. Underneath the faults is a malty, pleasant beer with some nice vanilla notes from the barrel. I'm told they use a Chardonnay barrel and the fruitiness of the wine comes through.

Medium-full body with moderate carbonation. Okay.

This is an interesting beer and I like the concept. Unfortunately, the use of green bottles has led to skunking and there is some oxidation which is unpleasant.

Moa 5 Hop Ale Barrel Reserve from Moa Brewing Company
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