Moa Breakfast - Moa Brewing Company
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Reviews by doktorhops:
3.2/5 rDev -6.4%
Moa Breakfast is one of those beers that excites me from the moment the cork pops - my nose is assailed by ripe and sweet cherries, such a great thing to behold a brew that entices before the first drop is savoured and this (and only a few others) is one of those beers.
Poured from a 375ml bottle into a St Feuillien chalice.
A: Quite unassuming with its hazy golden body and ring of white lace that you would think nothing to look at it. Looks can however be deceiving.
S: That fresh punnet of sweet cherries is predominant. However other aromas make themselves known such as; passion-fruit and melon esters which hide those classic wheat beer characters like banana, cloves and bubblegum, that are no doubt in the background as difficult as it is to get past those cherries.
T: Flavour is certainly not as exciting as the aroma and comes off quite flat with cherry, rosewater (actually tastes more like rosewater than anything else, weird huh?), melon, hint of clove and a long dry finish.
M: Mid to light body, dense carbonation, like a wheat beer but somehow missing that German Weizen finesse in the feel.
D: I'm still trying to figure out if this the Dr Moreau of the Moa line; a hideous, misshapen experiment in brewing. Dan at the bottle-shop has tried all the Moa's and this was his favourite, and he was right about the Methode being great so maybe I'm missing something? As it is I'm not impressed by the freak-show going on in my glass which is a shame because wheat beer and cherries sounded like a brilliant idea... perhaps Moa thought the same too?
Food match: There's no escaping that powerful lingering taste of rosewater which only makes it appropriate for Turkish Delight or other middle eastern desserts.
07-12-2013 11:12:58 | More by doktorhops
More User Reviews:
4.45/5 rDev +30.1%
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.
08-15-2012 21:24:30 | More by DarrellK
3.4/5 rDev -0.6%
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.
01-22-2013 04:26:16 | More by Sammy
4.5/5 rDev +31.6%
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!
02-25-2012 19:26:18 | More by StuartCarter
2.95/5 rDev -13.7%
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.
04-29-2012 03:59:31 | More by CrazyDavros
2.73/5 rDev -20.2%
12.7oz bottle into tulip.
very pale straw colored with good bubbling throughout, but no head support. champagne like. More pale than a duvel, less head too, but along the same lines
fruity, estery yeast and cherries. a tad cough syrupy, an easy comparison. doesn't smell entirely legit.
weird. front of palate is very belgian yeasty, then light cough syrup *ugh*, banana, bitterness. dry finish.
high carbonation, pretty light body. prickly.
All in all, wanted to like this beer. Eww. Tastes like fake cherries. Tastes like a slightly more belgiany, more effervescent mic ultra fruit beer. Which is bad. Especially at this price range.
05-08-2012 06:41:20 | More by Gobigvt7
3.41/5 rDev -0.3%
(Found lost notes)
Moa Breakfast Ale, a Belgian-style wheat ale from New Zealand. 5.5% ABV.
Agh! Very active pop! And, a whiff of tartness hit me right away.
Appearance: Three fingers+ of head. Slow, pillowy dissolve. Hazy yellow with a slight green tinge, and some thin wisps.
Smell: Slight wheat smell, with a little musty apple.
Taste/Mouthfeel: A weird, sharp tartness on the tongue. Slight apple seed and peach skin bitternesses. Very drinkable, but not a great taste to it. (Rating: Pretty good)
09-17-2013 21:05:43 | More by TruePerception
Moa Breakfast from Moa Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 169 ratings.