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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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2.78/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Very floral with large notes of cherry. Light and very carbonated, almost champagne like. Disappointed because the cherry nose and taste both come off as cough syrup-like at first. Hop character does not come through. Growing on me as I work my way through the bottle but not sure if I'd pick up another.

Serving type: bottle

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4/5  rDev +17%

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doktorhops

Australia

3.2/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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4/5  rDev +17%

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Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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Texas

3.25/5  rDev -5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

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Georgia

2.3/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

12.7 ounce bottle - $4.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

BB 24.2.14

Appearance: Pours a hazed, light gold body with a medium-sized, fizz-fueled, white head.

Smell: Ah, geez, it's one of those five-buck medicinal cherry beers. I want this cleared up right now!

Taste: You can tell there's a wheat-laced lager underneath a cherry flavor leaning towards Robitussin, which is the bulk of the taste lasting beyond the crisp finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: The medicinal quality of this one is an instant turn off for me. Not the best use of five bucks, I must say.

Serving type: bottle

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