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Moa Breakfast - Moa Brewing Company

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Moa BreakfastMoa Breakfast

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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 19.59%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
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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 beergoot


3.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Light gold colored body topped with a thick, rocky white head. Strong lemon/citrus aroma with a weird, earthy funk. Very light, soft, effervescent body; crisp, clean, and dry. Light, tart, lemon-like flavor; soft, pungent hop bitterness; light, doughy malt character; banana.

Definitely different, but in a generally good way. Light and delicate overall, with a strong citrus flavor component. Many and varied taste components, so there is a lot to explore in that department. This would fit in nicely as a warm weather quencher and for lovers of 'light' beers.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2013 01:41:28 | More by beergoot
Photo of kylehay2004


3.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Single finger head on a hazy straw colored body. Nice lacing. Aroma is very fruity and sweet with pineapple melon and strawberry. Flavor is also fruity but not too sweet actually little tart with a nice grain background. Light carbonation and body. A fruity beer that is nicey drinkable but almost not really a beer.

Serving type: on-tap

08-23-2012 21:23:28 | More by kylehay2004
Photo of Daniellobo

District of Columbia

3.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Strangely fruity brew, medicinal and pasty but not overtly so.

Presentation: Custom 12.7 oz dark green corked and caged bottle. Simple label in black with a touch of light green in one of the lines. Actually fairly elegant and the boxed 4 pack with the illustration of the old fashion boxer is pretty attractive. Notes BB 24.2.14, and 5.5% Alc. by Vol. Served in a tulip glass.

A - Hazy straw to pale gold pour with a generous head, fair retention, good surface memory and lacing.

S - Fruity nose, cherries, bubble gum, sugar...

T - Uff, very fruity, plenty of bubble gum, medicinal cherries, light lozenges… Hint of strawberry and sugar… Not half as difficult as what it sounds but rather particular and sort of bizarre, certainly unusual..

M - Medium/light body with medium/high carbonation, relatively creamy with a dry touch after the gummy and fruity feel.

O - Not actually that cloying so it drinks fairly well but this fruity, gummy edge is not going to do it for a lot of drinkers.

Notes: What a weird mix, I had not had that flavor in my mind in years. It really took me to my first toothpaste for kids in Spain. My mom should remember the name of that brand… Worth the try, but not that stimulating for a regular repeat. My sister needs to try this...

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2012 01:40:56 | More by Daniellobo
Photo of JohnnyRay

New Zealand (Aotearoa)

3.54/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Comes in a nice 375ml bottle with a cork. I love the idea of a breakfast beer. On popping the cork some white smoke drifts out of the bottle & a sweet smell of cherries & bubblegum hit me.

It pours with a good three fingers of white head which died down after a couple of minutes to about half a finger. It pretty much stayed like that from then on. There was some light carbonation in what was a muddy yellow coloured body.

The taste was sweet with cherry flavour and bubblegum, with a long dry finish.

It's not my favourite beer from Moa, but was worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2013 01:17:22 | More by JohnnyRay
Photo of RockAZ


3.56/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

What a wonderfully silly beer for breakfast! Are you the kind of person that scoops out a grapefruit for breakfast with a slice of toast? Then you should definitely try this unusual beer. I got cherry smell right off as the cork was popped off with a satisfying champagne like report followed by the ghost of vapor and bubbling inside. Both tart and sweet, lot of fruit flavor becoming more apple as the sips went on. I kept wanting to compare the mouthfeel to a good Lemoncello, so before the glass was empty I did a shot - Nope, there is no lemon in this, but I would compare the taste sensation to an ice cold low sugar glass of lemonade.

Carbonation on the glass walls was active and intense like champagne, but the light foamy head settled down fairly quickly. Tartness/bitterness challenged what I kept wanting to think was a really sweet base hiding in there but although the sugary notes were there I would have to call the final finish as tart. Not everyone is going to like this beer, but it is not some alco-pop thing, it is a finely crafted beverage of an extraordinary nature. I could see splashing some of this in a nice bitter stout for a change up, or making a "shandy" out of it, overall think of an apple/cherry lambic blended with a tart champagne. I really liked this, more than the scoring I put down. Everyone should at least try this to find one edge of what people are calling beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2013 16:43:36 | More by RockAZ
Photo of beertunes


3.59/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Caged and corked 12.7 (I think, black printing on a black label is kinda hard to read. Good job All Blacks!)poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a hazy straw yellow color with over 1/4 inch of white head that had moderate retention and light lacing.

The aroma had a sweet fruitiness upfront (some type of berry I think), with a nice earthy grain scent behind that. There was a spicy/fruit/floral hop aspect floating around the edges of the olfactory features. The grain was a bit more forward on the tongue, with the fruit and hops adding a nice contrast.

The body was nicely crisp and medium-light, with a semi-dry finish. Drinkability was excellent, the beer went down quickly and easily, and I certainly would have had another, if I had had one. This would go great with an omelette or French Toast. Try this brew and forget about Mimosa's forever.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2013 00:55:13 | More by beertunes
Photo of thecheapies


3.69/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured into flutes. The fruity aroma coming off of this thing after I popped the cork!

Honey blonde. Solid white collar has stuck, even after an inch.

Fruity strawberry, cherry, wheat malts, and an aroma of white wine. Florally and fruitly aromatic.

Lightly fruity. Cherry finish, but it's still dry and malty. Pale malts and notes of strawberry and white cranberry. Perfumey and spritzy.

Lovely and light. Has a great spritziness to it. Very enjoyable.

A nice light fruit beer. Could make for a nice early morning riser.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2013 04:52:43 | More by thecheapies
Photo of KVNBGRY


3.71/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from awesome bottle.

Appearance - Brilliant sparkling deep straw. Very little lingering white head.

Aroma - Sweet white wine, white grape, and grassy hops.

Taste - Much the same as the aroma. Sweetness comes through without being cloying.

Mouthfeel - Dry, light-medium bodied, and sweet. Could be considered almost champagne like, without the big bubbles...

Overall - Great. I think it's a love/hate beer. I happen to love it as a "breakfast" beer... Brunch would be a better fitting name.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2013 20:11:17 | More by KVNBGRY
Photo of momobono


3.74/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Fruitness on the nose is overpowered by a yeasty note. Flavor does much more for this beer than the aroma and the appearance (poured 3" large bubbles of head into a tulip glass), and has a combination of citrus, banana, and green apple flavors. Was happy to get this at my local packie.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2013 01:20:30 | More by momobono
Photo of Hopmodium


3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

04-27-2014 02:32:37 | More by Hopmodium
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

07-30-2014 01:55:06 | More by timmynyc
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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

02-09-2014 18:52:57 | More by SenorEsteban
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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

09-24-2013 00:51:51 | More by Scamboogery
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

04-11-2013 15:12:49 | More by wonothesane42
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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

08-05-2012 02:59:05 | More by IpeeA
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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

07-26-2013 05:09:36 | More by OutsideDream86
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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

11-14-2012 19:01:27 | More by abex44
Photo of Rado


3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

06-30-2012 02:37:52 | More by Rado
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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

05-09-2013 03:05:35 | More by Hopinista
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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

07-07-2014 20:40:38 | More by jwps214
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

09-12-2013 02:15:13 | More by Agentveba
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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

01-24-2014 02:38:42 | More by brandon911
Photo of nztayls

New Zealand (Aotearoa)

3.89/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours pale golden, slight haze. Nice white head.

S - CHERRIES!, as in a lot of cherries - and not much else.

T - Nice bite, with good levels of bitterness. Cherry flavour is there, but not overpowering or sweet.

M - Medium mouthfeel, good levels of carbonation, reasonably dry.

O - while I am not sure I would have it for breakfast, this is a great beer - especially on a hot summer day. Very refreshing and easy drinking.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 04:30:00 | More by nztayls
Photo of Givemebeer


3.89/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pale golden with a nice white head.

S: Bursting with fresh cherries. I can smell this from yards away.

T: Begins with the cherries but not as much as I expected from the nose. Moves on a slightly floral citrusy hop profile certainly from the nelson hops. Also grainy slightly bitter. The end goes back to the cherries.

M: Light bodies and pretty crisp.

O: Tough to judge. I do not like fruit beers usually. As a beer its slightly above average, for a fruit beer, probably the best I've had. Much more complex than your average fruit beer that will boast a fake syrupy cough medicine taste.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2014 18:32:21 | More by Givemebeer
Photo of Resuin


3.89/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a (corked and caged for some reason) 375 mL bottle into a snifter. I don't see a bottle date.

Appearance: Pours a hazy gold/amber/yellow with a very mild green hue. Leaves a couple fingers of white head which fizzles out quickly.

Smell: Big sweet floral, cherry up front. Mild wheat in the background, but not a whole lot else going on in this one. Reminiscent of sweet-tarts or pixie sticks.

Taste: Cherry, wheat, very mild belgian yeast, cloves in the background. This is very soda-like in flavor. Very easy drinking, even for the 5.5% ABV.

Mouth-feel: High carbonation with a light to medium body. Very smooth finish. A bit spritzy.

Overall: There isn't a whole lot going on in this beer, but it is smooth and has lots of cherry. Pretty refreshing. Not very "beer-like" but it is a beer and has high drinkability and pleasant flavors.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2013 02:35:28 | More by Resuin
Moa Breakfast from Moa Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.