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Moa Breakfast - Moa Brewing Company

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175 Ratings
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Ratings: 175
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 19.24%
Wants: 3
Gots: 13 | 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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Photo of Deivos
5/5  rDev +45.8%

Deivos, Nov 02, 2012
Photo of bluesplit63
5/5  rDev +45.8%

bluesplit63, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of wheatshock
5/5  rDev +45.8%

wheatshock, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of Tinkvasi
4.9/5  rDev +42.9%

Tinkvasi, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of AtrumAnimus
4.75/5  rDev +38.5%

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.

AtrumAnimus, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.53/5  rDev +32.1%

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

RonaldTheriot, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of StuartCarter
4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

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!

StuartCarter, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of chickencoop
4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

chickencoop, May 29, 2013
Photo of nickfl
4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

nickfl, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of DarrellK
4.45/5  rDev +29.7%

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.

DarrellK, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of shand
4.43/5  rDev +29.2%

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.

shand, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of 3sheets2wind
4.33/5  rDev +26.2%

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.

3sheets2wind, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of alienlifeforcecube
4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

alienlifeforcecube, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of Glibber
4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

Glibber, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of tzieser
4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

tzieser, May 29, 2013
Photo of Oakenator
4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

Oakenator, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of RyanCFriedrich
4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

RyanCFriedrich, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of grumpygerman
4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

grumpygerman, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of rixcat
4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

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.

rixcat, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of ENIGma
4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

ENIGma, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of brureview
4.21/5  rDev +22.7%

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

brureview, Dec 18, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.18/5  rDev +21.9%

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.

StonedTrippin, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of SPThirtyThree
4.08/5  rDev +19%

A smallish 12.7 oz. bottle with a tall neck, that came as a 4-pack in a clumsy box. Corked and caged. The label is chiq black-on-black, matte and gloss, with "BREAKFAST ale brewed with natural flavor" popping out in bright green print. Bottle-conditioned.

A: Popping the cork produces a light, misty fog in the bottleneck that eagerly cascades into my glass ahead of the champagne-like beer. A white, foamy two-finger head climbs atop the bright, fizzy, clear liquid. It's effervescent and a gorgeous straw yellow, with a tinge of pink. Maybe I'm imagining the tinge.

S: From two feet away, sweet melon wafts to my nose. The breakfast beer is sweet and citrusy, with rose hips, and hints of tart berries. topped with lemongrass hop.

T: Drier and crisp. I expected the breakfast beer to be sticky sweet, but it's surprisingly tart and hoppy. Earthy hops assert themselves more than I'd like, but it's not overbearing. Juicy flavors linger in the flavor: floral notes of sweet pineapple, sour cherries, sugar-cookie malt, tart apple. A subtle, crisp, dry malt lies underneath,

M: Startlingly astringent, but aside from that, crisp, with a subtle chalkiness.

D: Medium. The smooth, pleasant nature of this beer makes it more drinkable.

SPThirtyThree, Jan 24, 2013
Photo of LiquidAmber
4.05/5  rDev +18.1%

Poured into a Nostradamus flute glass. Pours a light straw amber. Thick, fine two finger bright white head with great retention and lacing; constantly renewed by active carbonation. Unusual aroma of cherries, light fruit, light malt, very floral and aromatic. Flavor is also unusual, wheat with mild cherries, strawberry, apple; also somewhat floral. A subdued flavor after the aroma. Dry, fast finish leaving a faint fruit and floral aftertaste and light hops. Light, crisp mouthfeel. Different and refreshing. I liked this. Although the level of floral perfume could get old after a while, I enjoyed the whole glass. This is my second Moa beer and both have been off beat, but well done. I will definitely try all their beers.

LiquidAmber, May 01, 2012
Photo of nick_asian
4/5  rDev +16.6%

nick_asian, Jul 17, 2013
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Moa Breakfast from Moa Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.