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Moa Breakfast - Moa Brewing Company

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166 Ratings
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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 19.59%
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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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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12-22-2013 02:28:51 | More by jongullotti
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momobono

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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
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brureview

Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Serving type: bottle

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3.9/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from colonial spirits.
Holy shit that smells like fruit loops.
Pours a mostly clear medium golden color with a huge fluffy white head that persists forever. Very fruity aroma, cherry, raspberry, banana, powdered sugar, with hints of clove and a light yeasty phenol. The flavor is sweet and fruity less like fruit loops but more like skittles. Sweet sugar mixed with strawberry, raspberry, cherry and banana. Lingering sweet fruity sugary flavor long after every sip. Medium body with a spirited level of carbonation and a sweet slick bubbly mouthfeel. This is certainly different, but I really enjoyed it. The flavors are kind of artificial but they don't hit you over the head or cloy. I could drink this again, and given the price I might just do that. About half what that other New Zealand brewery that distributes here charges and in a much cooler bottle.

Serving type: bottle

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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

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this beer is outstanding, absolutely glorious when its fresh and the nelson hops are allowed to shine in all of their glory. I cannot believe how many times I have over looked this at bottle shops, not anymore. way underrated. it is super light, clear straw color, less than yellow, with a small but vibrant white head in a red wine glass. it smells like tart cherries, off for its color, and very well hopped with the classic new Zealand nelson variety, a slightly citric and super pungent variety bursting with creamy fruits and sunshine. an outstanding combination with a really light and delicate wheat malt and the cherries, which aren't as tart as they smell, but aren't sweet either. I always assumed breakfast beer meant coffee, but it doesn't have to, and it doesn't. this beer would be expert in a morning context, but I enjoyed it with premium east coast oysters on the half shell with a tiny dollop of pomegranate granita, a sorbet like intermezzo. carbonated brightly and well hopped for a fruit based beer. a very impressive offering, majorly drinkable, and a brew I cannot wait to revisit.

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Moa Breakfast from Moa Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.