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Moa Breakfast - Moa Brewing Company

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Ratings: 175
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 19.24%
Wants: 3
Gots: 13 | 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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Photo of OtherShoe2
3.3/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

OtherShoe2, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of williamjbauer
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

williamjbauer, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of Agentveba
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Agentveba, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of traviswhillier
2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

traviswhillier, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of beertunes
3.59/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

beertunes, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of scottDC
2/5  rDev -41.7%

scottDC, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of JohnnyRay
3.54/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

JohnnyRay, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of Maillard
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Maillard, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of dertyd
3/5  rDev -12.5%

dertyd, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of Brendog9
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Brendog9, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of vermilcj
3.5/5  rDev +2%

vermilcj, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of KelsoSaaz
3/5  rDev -12.5%

KelsoSaaz, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of kkmiller76
4/5  rDev +16.6%

kkmiller76, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of Drknight
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Drknight, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of jcjerabek
3/5  rDev -12.5%

jcjerabek, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of RFBrewing
2.78/5  rDev -19%
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.

RFBrewing, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of OutsideDream86
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

OutsideDream86, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of nick_asian
4/5  rDev +16.6%

nick_asian, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of Oakenator
4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

Oakenator, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of Poupae
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Poupae, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of doktorhops
3.2/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

doktorhops, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of iL0VEbeer
4/5  rDev +16.6%

iL0VEbeer, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of tubeyes
3.5/5  rDev +2%

tubeyes, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of DbbC
4/5  rDev +16.6%

DbbC, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of vickersspitfire
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

vickersspitfire, Jun 16, 2013
Moa Breakfast from Moa Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.