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Moa Breakfast - Moa Brewing Company

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193 Ratings
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Ratings: 193
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 19.13%
Wants: 3
Gots: 17 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Moa Brewing Company visit their website
New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Moa Breakfast Beer is a blend of premium wheat malt, floral Nelson hops and cherries. A very refreshing and fruity lager specifically designed as a European-style breakfast beer but more commonly enjoyed as a mid-afternoon beverage here in New Zealand. Although not always.

(Beer added by: shand on 01-16-2012)
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Reviews by OtherShoe2:
Photo of OtherShoe2
3.3/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pours pale yellow with a fizzy white head. No real lace, but a ring clinging to the glass.

Big artificial cherry lifesaver nose. Some mild malt and herbal notes.

Some cherry flavor, which is not actually sweet, but more the essence, although it is a bit artificial. Pushed aside by bitterness of some hops. Some grain husk and wheat malt help this one along. I'd like it if the cherry was a bit more -- real. Not horrible by any means, and they balanced it.

Lighter bodied. Good carbonation. Palate clears well.

Overall, ok. Cherry is a bit off-putting, but by no means cloying or overboard. They give you what is advertised.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This is a cherry wheat beer and it deserves the label declaration of Belgian Style.

Poured into a tulip glass, the fine head quickly dissapated. Being color blind I have a bit of trouble with appearance but is is pale clear and almost champagne like.

The nose is clearly cherry and comes on very strong and stay very noticeable thru the whole glass.
The mouth is very light. maybe the lightest I've had in a while.

The finish brings back the cherries and some acidity. I'm pleasantly surprise athe rekatively low gravity of this beer, which is a good thing. Kind of resembles a Kriek is characteristics without the color.

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Wheat beer on tap at Engine 15. Fruity aroma, getting orange and apples (not cherries - perhaps this is a different batch?). Hoppy like an IPA. Decent drinkability.
If not for the fruit tea and wheat beer match, but just an IPA this would have worked. Maybe would be interesting cask without as much hops, going the other way.

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Aroma: cherries. It really isn’t subtle here!

Appearance: beautiful golden yellow. Head collapses to a thin lacing.

Taste: stunning. Very rich and fruity, but not sweet. No strong after taste - it drops its flavour and goes, leaving just a faint hint of cherry fruitiness at the back of the mouth. Very quaffable!

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2.95/5  rDev -14.5%
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Pours pale gold with a large, fading head.
Nose shows bubblegum, cherries, floral notes, banana, lollies, roses. Seems pretty artificial though.
Similar flavours; bubblegum, cherries, musk sticks. Too artificial and sweet.
Way too much carbonation.
Definitely interesting but a bit cloying.

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Moa Breakfast from Moa Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 193 ratings.