Moa Breakfast - Moa Brewing Company

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Ratings: 195
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 19.13%
Wants: 3
Gots: 18 | 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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5/5  rDev +44.9%

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5/5  rDev +44.9%

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5/5  rDev +44.9%

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4.9/5  rDev +42%

Photo of AtrumAnimus
4.75/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This pours a near perfect golden color that is mildly cloudy with a thin white head and virtually no lacing down the glass. But that is not a bad thing with this beer.

The nose ins wonderfully complex and fruity with strong malt and floral notes. The hops are subtle to the nose.

The taste is even more complex.No wear near as fruity as I expected with a nicely hopped flavor that is perfectly balanced with the sweetness of the malt.

The mouth feel is richer than I expected and is close to perfect as well.

Overall this is excellent and will be drunk by me again for certain.

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.53/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Moa Breakfast has a very thick, fluffy, white head, nice, thick lacing on the glass, and a bright, yellow-golden appearance, with champagne-style bubble streams. The aroma and flavor are unusual, but one can smell wheat and strong fruitiness, and the taste is of white wheat bread, underlying cherries, pleasant bitterness, and other things I can’t describe. The alcohol does come into play in the back-end of the sip. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Moa Breakfast finishes crisp, clean, flinty, refreshing, sweet, and delicious. I think this is an outstanding flavored beer!

RJT

Photo of freshcarl
4.51/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StuartCarter
4.5/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

Photo of chickencoop
4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

Photo of DarrellK
4.45/5  rDev +29%
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.

Photo of shand
4.43/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from an awesome 375ml corked and caged bottle, really stands out on the shelf.

Aroma is bright yellow with a big fluffy white head and huge amounts of carbonation. Aroma is of sweet cherries, wheat, and yeast. The taste is also very good, it's an expertly blended beer that has the excellent cherry flavors mingling well with wheat and subtle yeast. A very flavorful and easy-drinking lager that would indeed go very well with breakfast. The mouthfeel is highly carbonated and fairly light, and the drinkability is very good. Overall, I was very impressed by this beer. I picked it up solely because I thought the packaging was excellent, but it's also delicious enough to back up the great packaging.

Photo of 3sheets2wind
4.33/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer is one of a kind. The nose is cherry kool-aid but the beer is dry and crisp. The cherry is only experienced in the nose. Very light straw color with striking white head. A good looking beer with a champagne-like character. Not overly bitter, slightly sour and refreshing.

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4.3/5  rDev +24.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of rixcat
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

That was AWESOME!!!! I truly expected something completely different and got this great effervescent beer champagne treat. Nice little head with some textbook style lacing to boot. Bright and cheerful, sweet and dry. I couldn't actually imagine having this for breakfast, but alone in a tent on a hot early fall New Jersey night, crickets surrounding my sensory palate... Be still my beating heart. I may just pass out without reading the new Norther Brewer catalog or the new issue of Brew Your Own magazine. Special night needs a special beer. To tell the truth, I bought this beer because I had Moa's 5-hop Winter Ale and thought it might be the best I've ever had. I figured I couldn't go wrong with their bottle fermented / conditioned concoction, and I was right. I couldn't resist the cork and wire hood and love the black-labeled thick champagne-styled bottles. Nice touches, perfect presentation, perfect beer.

Photo of ENIGma
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of brureview
4.21/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a light lemon color with a 4 finger head in a pilsner glass- as suggested by the brewer.

Cherries wafting from the bottle and more so from the glass. Some lemon aroma, very floral- the Nelson hops.

Mouth feel- lightly carbonated- tingling- which would make this beer a good choice at a meal.

Taste- strong cherries with a wine-like quality. The brewer is from a vintner family and the wine is melded into the overall taste.

Overall- wonderful beer. From the reviews- it has its fans, and its detractors. The beer has a singular quality, as do other beers from this brewery. Perhaps the beer was brewed different recently because the earlier reviews from past years are not as favorable as recent reviews.

A special beer- especially if you like fruit beers. A good choice when you want a beer with character but not too strong in ABV.

Serve cold in a tall pilsner glass

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.18/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

this beer is outstanding, absolutely glorious when its fresh and the nelson hops are allowed to shine in all of their glory. I cannot believe how many times I have over looked this at bottle shops, not anymore. way underrated. it is super light, clear straw color, less than yellow, with a small but vibrant white head in a red wine glass. it smells like tart cherries, off for its color, and very well hopped with the classic new Zealand nelson variety, a slightly citric and super pungent variety bursting with creamy fruits and sunshine. an outstanding combination with a really light and delicate wheat malt and the cherries, which aren't as tart as they smell, but aren't sweet either. I always assumed breakfast beer meant coffee, but it doesn't have to, and it doesn't. this beer would be expert in a morning context, but I enjoyed it with premium east coast oysters on the half shell with a tiny dollop of pomegranate granita, a sorbet like intermezzo. carbonated brightly and well hopped for a fruit based beer. a very impressive offering, majorly drinkable, and a brew I cannot wait to revisit.

Photo of antoneloc
4.1/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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Moa Breakfast from Moa Brewing Company
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