Dismiss Notice
Save $5 when you subscribe to 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine and select auto-renew.

Subscribe now →
Dismiss Notice
Join Our Email List →

And we'll send you the latest updates and offers from BeerAdvocate, because knowing is half the battle.
Dismiss Notice

Pre-order your Respect Beer "Hipster" Hoodie today!

Plus: Free shipping (US only) on orders of $25 or more until 12/18/15. Just select "Free Shipping" at checkout.

Shop now →

Moa Breakfast - Moa Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Moa BreakfastMoa Breakfast

Educational use only; do not reuse.

56 Reviews
no score

(Send Samples)
Reviews: 56
Hads: 214
Avg: 3.51
pDev: 35.61%
Wants: 4
Gots: 28 | 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:
Beer added by: shand on 01-16-2012

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: Reviews & Ratings
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 56 | Hads: 214
Reviews by OtherShoe2:
Photo of OtherShoe2
3.3/5  rDev -6%
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.

 629 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of Tiernan
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of alienlifeforcecube
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of ImFlyerThanYou
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Swonkie
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of williamjbauer
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Beer21
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of DarrellK
4.47/5  rDev +27.4%
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.

 624 characters

Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of brother_rebus
4.13/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Unique subtle "berry fruit" flavor. Hazy look. Same Moa yeasty earth flavor washes through on the middle and back of the palate. A bit wheat presence. Little hop profile. Floral and there such. Herby spicy taste typical of other Moa beers is underlying on the aftertaste too. Delish.

 283 characters

Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Sammy
3.42/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

 326 characters

Photo of dertyd
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Vanz
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of BayouMafia
4.08/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 12oz bottle into a snifter at WoB Arlington. Pours pale yellow with a thick, fluffy head. Fruity aroma with notes of passion fruit. Tastes of passion fruit, Apple, and cherry.

 182 characters

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.69/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Glibber
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of hiphopj5
2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

Photo of Kevincredible
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of nick_asian
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of JamLand
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of Reckage
3.78/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bccocx
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Moa Breakfast from Moa Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.