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Moa Breakfast - Moa Brewing Company

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Moa BreakfastMoa Breakfast

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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)
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

11-25-2012 23:02:39 | More by kjkinsey
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

11-25-2012 22:46:51 | More by Texasfan549
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

11-14-2012 19:01:27 | More by abex44
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3/5  rDev -12%

11-14-2012 14:32:36 | More by Swonkie
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

11-13-2012 01:37:39 | More by frontalot
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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

11-12-2012 05:17:45 | More by 2neardead
Photo of flagmantho


3.38/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 375mL corked & caged bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: lightly hazy light-golden hue with a strong effervescence and a thin layer of fizzy white foam. I love the strength of the carbonation in these Moa beers.

Smell: sweet, floral, fruity aroma with a hint of tartness. Cherry character is there, but it is interesting; not particularly deep, but kind of candylike. Reminds me a bit of smartees. Maybe not the best thing in the world, but I like the bit of cherry idea that is present.

Taste: decent malt backbone with a sweet, aspartame-like flavor. Cherry character seems toned down from the aroma, but is still present. Unfortunately, there's quite a bit of artificial-ness here. It's not terrible, but it just doesn't really work for me.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a mammoth carbonation and a bodacious creaminess. Great.

Overall: an interesting beer with some qualities I don't exactly love. As always with cherry beers though, I tend to give this one the benefit of the doubt.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2012 04:18:49 | More by flagmantho
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5/5  rDev +46.6%

11-02-2012 17:31:12 | More by Deivos
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2.15/5  rDev -37%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2012 00:49:58 | More by Rifugium
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2.1/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2012 03:09:43 | More by hackmann
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

10-21-2012 20:53:44 | More by Gww1864
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

10-17-2012 02:56:02 | More by Futsey
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District of Columbia

3.53/5  rDev +3.5%
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
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South Carolina

3/5  rDev -12%

09-29-2012 22:10:11 | More by buckyp
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3.15/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A-Pours a foggy straw yellow. Head is modest. Straight white. Head fizzles off a bit. Leaves soft webs of lacing along the glass.

S-Smells of lager yeast and of cocktail cherries. Definitely making the connection to cherry flavored cough syrup or cherry lozenges; maybe a bit closer to cherry flavored seltzer water. Long wheat notes in the middle after my nose becomes accustomed to the cherries.

T-The lozenge/cough syrup applies perfectly to the flavor. Wheaty and lager yeasty. I can faintly detect the Nelson Sauvin hops, as they show some light hoppy spice and herbal components. But the cherries steal the show and I am not sure I am all too enamored with it.

M-Light bodied. Sips very easily, but the artificial cherry clings to the palate and refuses to let go. Somewhat dry. Carbonation is aggressive. No bitterness.

O/D-For the price, this is not worth it. Not loving the cherries. Too medicinal. The bottle looks phenomenal. The beer looks quite attractive too, but the nose and the flavor are where all the money lies. And the flavor does not equate to the price tag. Sorry, Moa. No MOA for me.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2012 20:16:14 | More by VelvetExtract
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3/5  rDev -12%

09-15-2012 21:24:47 | More by rolltide8425
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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

09-14-2012 02:18:37 | More by grumpygerman
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1.08/5  rDev -68.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2012 00:22:10 | More by sinstaineddemon
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3.53/5  rDev +3.5%
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
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4.45/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This is a cherry wheat beer and it deserves the label declaration of Belgian Style.

Poured into a tulip glass, the fine head quickly dissapated. Being color blind I have a bit of trouble with appearance but is is pale clear and almost champagne like.

The nose is clearly cherry and comes on very strong and stay very noticeable thru the whole glass.
The mouth is very light. maybe the lightest I've had in a while.

The finish brings back the cherries and some acidity. I'm pleasantly surprise athe rekatively low gravity of this beer, which is a good thing. Kind of resembles a Kriek is characteristics without the color.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2012 21:24:30 | More by DarrellK
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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

08-06-2012 00:14:58 | More by hiphopj5
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

08-05-2012 02:59:05 | More by IpeeA
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3.05/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3


Pours a sensational champagne-like apperance. Pillowy white head over hazy body.

Aromas of yeasty cherries, raspberries and ah-hem, cough medicine.

Taste is yeast driven, some sherbert, lemons, cherries, slighty funky, and tart. High astringency levels indicate maybe an off bottle. So do talcum powder hints. Too sharp for comfort on back palate.

Mouthfeel good and light, well carbonated, expect the burps over the next few minutes.

Odd beer. In a word,

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2012 08:40:59 | More by heygeebee
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North Carolina

2.8/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

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

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2012 01:35:31 | More by brentk56
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

06-30-2012 02:37:52 | More by Rado
Moa Breakfast from Moa Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 163 ratings.