Moa Breakfast - Moa Brewing Company
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3.2/5 rDev -6.7%
Moa Breakfast is one of those beers that excites me from the moment the cork pops - my nose is assailed by ripe and sweet cherries, such a great thing to behold a brew that entices before the first drop is savoured and this (and only a few others) is one of those beers.
Poured from a 375ml bottle into a St Feuillien chalice.
A: Quite unassuming with its hazy golden body and ring of white lace that you would think nothing to look at it. Looks can however be deceiving.
S: That fresh punnet of sweet cherries is predominant. However other aromas make themselves known such as; passion-fruit and melon esters which hide those classic wheat beer characters like banana, cloves and bubblegum, that are no doubt in the background as difficult as it is to get past those cherries.
T: Flavour is certainly not as exciting as the aroma and comes off quite flat with cherry, rosewater (actually tastes more like rosewater than anything else, weird huh?), melon, hint of clove and a long dry finish.
M: Mid to light body, dense carbonation, like a wheat beer but somehow missing that German Weizen finesse in the feel.
D: I'm still trying to figure out if this the Dr Moreau of the Moa line; a hideous, misshapen experiment in brewing. Dan at the bottle-shop has tried all the Moa's and this was his favourite, and he was right about the Methode being great so maybe I'm missing something? As it is I'm not impressed by the freak-show going on in my glass which is a shame because wheat beer and cherries sounded like a brilliant idea... perhaps Moa thought the same too?
Food match: There's no escaping that powerful lingering taste of rosewater which only makes it appropriate for Turkish Delight or other middle eastern desserts.
07-12-2013 11:12:58 | More by doktorhops
3.25/5 rDev -5.2%
Poured out into a pint glass, the fruit aromas are enticing: apple, grapes, and cherry come on strong, mild floral notes also ride along into your nose. The Body itself is a light blonde/yellowish color and is hazy. It’s topped off with a nice thick white head that quickly dissipates into a layer of thin bubbles with some pretty good lacing. It is light-to-medium bodied, crisp and tart throughout. The cherry barely comes through, the spices are strong but not over powering. It dry and light, some berry flavors do come through in its aftertaste. Overall not a bad beer.
06-16-2013 21:11:46 | More by vickersspitfire
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
12-18-2013 02:46:03 | More by brureview
3.89/5 rDev +13.4%
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.
03-29-2014 18:32:21 | More by Givemebeer
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.
02-13-2014 01:56:28 | More by AtrumAnimus
3.41/5 rDev -0.6%
(Found lost notes)
Moa Breakfast Ale, a Belgian-style wheat ale from New Zealand. 5.5% ABV.
Agh! Very active pop! And, a whiff of tartness hit me right away.
Appearance: Three fingers+ of head. Slow, pillowy dissolve. Hazy yellow with a slight green tinge, and some thin wisps.
Smell: Slight wheat smell, with a little musty apple.
Taste/Mouthfeel: A weird, sharp tartness on the tongue. Slight apple seed and peach skin bitternesses. Very drinkable, but not a great taste to it. (Rating: Pretty good)
09-17-2013 21:05:43 | More by TruePerception
Moa Breakfast from Moa Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 173 ratings.