1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Moa Breakfast - Moa Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Moa BreakfastMoa Breakfast

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
78
okay

163 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 163
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 19.94%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 163 | Reviews: 48 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Howlader
Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -12%

07-20-2014 07:20:34 | More by Howlader
Photo of campfirebrew
campfirebrew

New York

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

07-18-2014 12:23:13 | More by campfirebrew
Photo of AndrewMichael
AndrewMichael

Virginia

4/5  rDev +17.3%

07-13-2014 02:00:19 | More by AndrewMichael
Photo of jwps214
jwps214

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +10%

07-07-2014 20:40:38 | More by jwps214
Photo of douceman
douceman

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -12%

06-27-2014 00:03:28 | More by douceman
Photo of Chieftog
Chieftog

Nevada

4/5  rDev +17.3%

06-21-2014 22:04:21 | More by Chieftog
Photo of dental
dental

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +17.3%

06-08-2014 01:24:51 | More by dental
Photo of KevMo84
KevMo84

California

2/5  rDev -41.3%

06-06-2014 06:12:43 | More by KevMo84
Photo of longjohnsilver
longjohnsilver

New York

3.41/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours with lots of lacy, airy head like sea foam. The in-bottle fermentation leaves lots of gas which starts off with large bubbles, but after a minute settles down to a mild carbonation. A chilled glass might be best for serving.

The aroma comes off right away and can be smelled almost as soon as the bottle is opened. The first smell is of a sharp candy smell like sour-apple or smarties. It opens to some yeasty sours with grape as well as candy apple.

The flavor matches the aroma and is overall sour with sugary cotton candy. There is a lot of middle-to-front tongue bitterness but it's hard to distinguish where the slight bitter ends and where the sour starts.

I'm not sure what style of beer this is but it certainly brings to mind a nicely soured and fruity lambic.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2014 01:58:38 | More by longjohnsilver
Photo of Hopmodium
Hopmodium

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +10%

04-27-2014 02:32:37 | More by Hopmodium
Photo of JVoyager
JVoyager

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

04-25-2014 21:22:36 | More by JVoyager
Photo of atrocity
atrocity

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

04-25-2014 14:42:49 | More by atrocity
Photo of nztayls
nztayls

New Zealand (Aotearoa)

3.89/5  rDev +14.1%
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 Andreias21
Andreias21

Florida

3/5  rDev -12%

04-04-2014 02:13:17 | More by Andreias21
Photo of Givemebeer
Givemebeer

Vermont

3.89/5  rDev +14.1%
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 ImFlyerThanYou
ImFlyerThanYou

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

03-23-2014 23:15:30 | More by ImFlyerThanYou
Photo of sblanton83
sblanton83

Michigan

3/5  rDev -12%

03-14-2014 22:54:19 | More by sblanton83
Photo of RyanCFriedrich
RyanCFriedrich

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

03-11-2014 21:09:19 | More by RyanCFriedrich
Photo of wheatshock
wheatshock

Texas

5/5  rDev +46.6%

03-08-2014 01:20:32 | More by wheatshock
Photo of Kevincredible
Kevincredible

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -12%

03-01-2014 00:54:03 | More by Kevincredible
Photo of AtrumAnimus
AtrumAnimus

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +39.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2014 01:56:28 | More by AtrumAnimus
Photo of SenorEsteban
SenorEsteban

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +10%

02-09-2014 18:52:57 | More by SenorEsteban
Photo of jbhollis1180
jbhollis1180

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

02-07-2014 01:52:09 | More by jbhollis1180
Photo of Beer21
Beer21

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

02-07-2014 00:30:19 | More by Beer21
Photo of Vanz
Vanz

Australia

3/5  rDev -12%

01-27-2014 22:49:54 | More by Vanz
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Moa Breakfast from Moa Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 163 ratings.