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Moa Breakfast - Moa Brewing Company

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181 Ratings
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Ratings: 181
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 19.19%
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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden yellow with a small amount of head which lingers for a while. Cherry is light but present in the nose along with a small amount of sour. Very light in the mouth with some sour lingering on the tongue in the aftertaste. This is a little dry like a cider, but is also very drinkable and I agree with the description which states this is an afternoon beer. Would try again.

timmy2b, Sep 27, 2014
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

375ml green caged and corked bottle purchased from Barny's in Alexandria.

Pours a very hazy pale straw colour, with an initially frothy head of white. This settles out fairly quickly, residing as a thin fine ring around the edge that leaves minimal lacing as it goes down. Carbonation is fine although not particularly prodigious, only forming when the beer is tilted. Looks pretty good all up though.

Nose is wonderful. Big tart cherry notes mixed with an almost candy-like sweet-sour brightness. There's a sharpness to it as well which is very pleasant indeed—it pinpoints the acidity and the tartness of the cherries wonderfully. I like it a whole heap.

Unfortunately, it doesn't continue on the same trajectory when we get to the palate. Here, there's a flat, grainy basis that doesn't provide much for the cherry characters to work with—indeed, it feels really exceptionally dry, giving the aftertaste a pithy cherry pip character, but no acidity or fruit. There's a slight aspirin note towards the back, but otherwise it really just tastes quite thin, dry and bland. It's a shame.

Feel is also extremely dry, with the tiny bubbles of carbonation providing a bit of spritz.

Overall, it's certainly not bad, but the nose promised a lot more than the beer ultimately delivered. There's certainly pleasant characters here—and the cherry is really nicely utilised. I just feel that it would be showcased even better in a different beer.

lacqueredmouse, Aug 09, 2014
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Moa Breakfast from Moa Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.