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Moa Breakfast - Moa Brewing Company

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161 Ratings
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Ratings: 161
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 19.88%
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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Idaho

4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

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Florida

4/5  rDev +17%

10-13-2013 14:18:51 | More by JohnTurano
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KVNBGRY

Florida

3.71/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from awesome bottle.

Appearance - Brilliant sparkling deep straw. Very little lingering white head.

Aroma - Sweet white wine, white grape, and grassy hops.

Taste - Much the same as the aroma. Sweetness comes through without being cloying.

Mouthfeel - Dry, light-medium bodied, and sweet. Could be considered almost champagne like, without the big bubbles...

Overall - Great. I think it's a love/hate beer. I happen to love it as a "breakfast" beer... Brunch would be a better fitting name.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2013 20:11:17 | More by KVNBGRY
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -5%

10-06-2013 00:34:43 | More by acurtis
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rixcat

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

That was AWESOME!!!! I truly expected something completely different and got this great effervescent beer champagne treat. Nice little head with some textbook style lacing to boot. Bright and cheerful, sweet and dry. I couldn't actually imagine having this for breakfast, but alone in a tent on a hot early fall New Jersey night, crickets surrounding my sensory palate... Be still my beating heart. I may just pass out without reading the new Norther Brewer catalog or the new issue of Brew Your Own magazine. Special night needs a special beer. To tell the truth, I bought this beer because I had Moa's 5-hop Winter Ale and thought it might be the best I've ever had. I figured I couldn't go wrong with their bottle fermented / conditioned concoction, and I was right. I couldn't resist the cork and wire hood and love the black-labeled thick champagne-styled bottles. Nice touches, perfect presentation, perfect beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2013 21:26:19 | More by rixcat
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mmarv74

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +17%

10-03-2013 16:57:06 | More by mmarv74
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California

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

09-24-2013 00:51:51 | More by Scamboogery
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TruePerception

California

3.41/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(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)

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2013 21:05:43 | More by TruePerception
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OtherShoe2

Massachusetts

3.3/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pours pale yellow with a fizzy white head. No real lace, but a ring clinging to the glass.

Big artificial cherry lifesaver nose. Some mild malt and herbal notes.

Some cherry flavor, which is not actually sweet, but more the essence, although it is a bit artificial. Pushed aside by bitterness of some hops. Some grain husk and wheat malt help this one along. I'd like it if the cherry was a bit more -- real. Not horrible by any means, and they balanced it.

Lighter bodied. Good carbonation. Palate clears well.

Overall, ok. Cherry is a bit off-putting, but by no means cloying or overboard. They give you what is advertised.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2013 22:42:31 | More by OtherShoe2
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West Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -5%

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North Carolina

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Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

09-07-2013 01:12:05 | More by traviswhillier
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beertunes

Washington

3.59/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Caged and corked 12.7 (I think, black printing on a black label is kinda hard to read. Good job All Blacks!)poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a hazy straw yellow color with over 1/4 inch of white head that had moderate retention and light lacing.

The aroma had a sweet fruitiness upfront (some type of berry I think), with a nice earthy grain scent behind that. There was a spicy/fruit/floral hop aspect floating around the edges of the olfactory features. The grain was a bit more forward on the tongue, with the fruit and hops adding a nice contrast.

The body was nicely crisp and medium-light, with a semi-dry finish. Drinkability was excellent, the beer went down quickly and easily, and I certainly would have had another, if I had had one. This would go great with an omelette or French Toast. Try this brew and forget about Mimosa's forever.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2013 00:55:13 | More by beertunes
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scottDC

District of Columbia

2/5  rDev -41.5%

09-06-2013 02:57:46 | More by scottDC
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JohnnyRay

New Zealand (Aotearoa)

3.54/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Comes in a nice 375ml bottle with a cork. I love the idea of a breakfast beer. On popping the cork some white smoke drifts out of the bottle & a sweet smell of cherries & bubblegum hit me.

It pours with a good three fingers of white head which died down after a couple of minutes to about half a finger. It pretty much stayed like that from then on. There was some light carbonation in what was a muddy yellow coloured body.

The taste was sweet with cherry flavour and bubblegum, with a long dry finish.

It's not my favourite beer from Moa, but was worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2013 01:17:22 | More by JohnnyRay
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California

3.25/5  rDev -5%

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California

3/5  rDev -12.3%

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Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -12.3%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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Virginia

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Moa Breakfast from Moa Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 161 ratings.