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Moa Breakfast - Moa Brewing Company

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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 MaChiNe
1/5  rDev -70.8%

MaChiNe, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of sinstaineddemon
1.08/5  rDev -68.5%

A - very light pale yellow green with a thin lacy white head and no carbonation noticeable in this nearly transparent beer

S - oh god, aromas similar to HI-C, Froot Loops, or cheap store brand fruit snacks, no cherries, no hops, no malts, have to recheck the bottle, this is a beer, right?

T - no malts, no hops, no alcohol, it taste like thin cough syrup quite seriously

M&D - this is hard to drink, sickly sweet, fake fruitiness, no beer elements, a waste of money

sinstaineddemon, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of FunkyFibes
1.75/5  rDev -49%

FunkyFibes, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of KevMo84
2/5  rDev -41.7%

KevMo84, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of scottDC
2/5  rDev -41.7%

scottDC, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of taospowder
2/5  rDev -41.7%

taospowder, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of marshmeli
2/5  rDev -41.7%

marshmeli, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of hackmann
2.1/5  rDev -38.8%

Appearance: dirty lemon-aid with a fine white head and no lacing

Aroma: cherry bubble gum, fruity,

Flavors: medicinal, cherry cough drop like flavor with a little white fruit in the mix, a little dusty wheat

Mouthfeel: light carbonation, light fruitiness, light sweetness on the front along with that medicinal note, dry and a slight hoppiness on the finish,

To the Point: the jury is still out on this one; I still can’t get over that this is a wheat type ale; with the word ‘breakfast’ on the label I was think, when I opened this, a stout type ale. An interesting ale … ‘interesting’ being a euphemism for I am not really sure about this one. Final thought – the medicinal cough drop flavor is too much of a negative.

hackmann, Oct 25, 2012
Photo of Rifugium
2.15/5  rDev -37.3%

First had: bottle from [I think] Capone's, Norristown, PA

Poured into a Sam Adams Triple Bock mini-snifter. Pale straw-yellow pour with a slight haze, bubbly carbonation, and a small fizzy cap of white head. Fruity candy aroma, Bazooka Joe bubblegum and Twizzlers. More of the same in the taste, cherry candy, bubblegum, scented dishwasher soap, finished quite dry, stale, and slightly metallic. Light body, soda-like, fairly easy to drink, but overall not very tasty. Worth a try I guess, but this ended up being a drain pour.

Rifugium, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of Chiefmanynames
2.25/5  rDev -34.4%

Chiefmanynames, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of kscaldef
2.28/5  rDev -33.5%

Okay, I'll admit, when I grabbed this off the shelf at the store, I thought it was a breakfast stout and it wasn't until I got home that I looked more closely and discovered it's a "Belgian Style Wheat Beer, Brewed with Natural Flavor"

A: Pale straw, lots of bubble trails, minimal head. Champagne-like appearance.

S: Strawberry, rose, raspberry, with a mild wheat underbody. Enticing.

T: Tastes like getting a mouthful of perfume. Soapy, bitter finish. Seriously unpleasant.

M: Dry, lightly astringent. Good carbonation.

O: Everything about this beer seems promising. Too bad it tastes horrible. I struggled through about a quarter of it, hoping it might improve before pouring the rest down the drain.

kscaldef, Feb 13, 2012
Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.3/5  rDev -32.9%

12.7 ounce bottle - $4.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

BB 24.2.14

Appearance: Pours a hazed, light gold body with a medium-sized, fizz-fueled, white head.

Smell: Ah, geez, it's one of those five-buck medicinal cherry beers. I want this cleared up right now!

Taste: You can tell there's a wheat-laced lager underneath a cherry flavor leaning towards Robitussin, which is the bulk of the taste lasting beyond the crisp finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: The medicinal quality of this one is an instant turn off for me. Not the best use of five bucks, I must say.

ChainGangGuy, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of hiphopj5
2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

hiphopj5, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of mungus
2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

mungus, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of JAHMUR
2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

JAHMUR, Jun 21, 2012
Photo of sulldaddy
2.55/5  rDev -25.7%

Sampled a bottle at cellar temp poured into a snifter. The beer pours a mostly clear golden hue with fizzy bleached white head of about 1 cm that fades slowly to a sturdy surface layer. Aroma is fruity with some peaches and green apple and a bit of sweet malt toffee.
First sip reveals a light body and fine spacious carbonation.
Flavor is sweet and slightly artificial. Fruitiness again, but fake jolly rancher candy piece kind of sweetness.
Beer is very easy to drink but not overly interesting or satisfying. The label mentions artificial flavors added which should have been a warning.
Cool bottle, disappointing beer.

sulldaddy, Dec 12, 2012
Photo of Gobigvt7
2.73/5  rDev -20.4%

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.

Gobigvt7, May 08, 2012
Photo of bccocx
2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

bccocx, May 24, 2013
Photo of lisagirl
2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

lisagirl, May 12, 2013
Photo of dalepryor
2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

dalepryor, May 07, 2013
Photo of 2neardead
2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

2neardead, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of traviswhillier
2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

traviswhillier, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of RFBrewing
2.78/5  rDev -19%

Very floral with large notes of cherry. Light and very carbonated, almost champagne like. Disappointed because the cherry nose and taste both come off as cough syrup-like at first. Hop character does not come through. Growing on me as I work my way through the bottle but not sure if I'd pick up another.

RFBrewing, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of brentk56
2.8/5  rDev -18.4%

Apperance: Looks like a great pilsner, with a massive head perched on top of the clear golden liquid

Smell: Cherry licorice

Taste: Cherry licorice dominates the front end, with a medicinal bitterness emerging in the back; a very odd combination

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with spritzy carbonation

Overall: It is fascinating to look at the polarized reviews but, to my palate, the flavors, while interesting, are just not very approachable and I had no desire to finish the bottle

brentk56, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of CrazyDavros
2.95/5  rDev -14%

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.

CrazyDavros, Apr 29, 2012
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Moa Breakfast from Moa Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.