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Moa Blanc Evolution - Moa Brewing Company

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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 11.26%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Moa Brewing Company visit their website
New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Style | ABV
Witbier |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tbeckett on 03-04-2012)
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Reviews by OtherShoe2:
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3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pale hazy yellow with a skim head of white foam. No retention.

Some grassy notes in the nose, some mineral notes, and the coriander comes up. A little funky yeast as well.

Yeast, coriander, straw, wheat husk, some bitter grass flavors all rolled up in one. Bitter balances well with other flavors and makes this one decently drinkable. Nice moderate bitter finish.

Lighter bodied, good carbonation.

Pretty decent. Seems like a wit that leans toward a saison.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2013 22:46:49 | More by OtherShoe2
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-27-2014 02:06:44 | More by davemathews68
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Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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05-20-2014 22:17:48 | More by AndrewMichael
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4.09/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured in a pilsner glass as recommended by the brewer.

Color: attractive gold color with a 3F head which resolved itself within a few minutes.
Carbonation bubbles from the bottom of the glass.

Aroma: I could smell the aroma with the pour. At first, the aroma was unidentifiable, and very spicy.
After a minute an excellent lemon-coriander. The aroma lingered throughout the tasting.

Mouth feel- very carbonated- enhancing the taste and finish of the beer.

Taste: smooth fruit, orange.

Finish: The beer finishes like a good Belgian golden ale. Spicy and slightly bitter.

Another excellent beer from MOA. A pilsner glass is highly recommended.
The brewery has a different approach- they don't imitate- and deftly combine different tastes to their beers- especially with fruit. This is my favorite beer from the brewer aside from the Imperial Stout.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2014 16:05:30 | More by brureview
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

03-11-2014 21:05:27 | More by RyanCFriedrich
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Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

03-08-2014 05:30:15 | More by Exeter
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.15/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

375ml bottle into a snifter

pours a completely flat copper yellow color. no head. smell is quite big on coriander which im a fan of...so not bad so far. the taste though is meh..very bland and finishes bitter. coriander is light. not impressive at all and tastes flat too with the ABV apparent. medium bodied with 0 carbonation.

overall not a good beer. but it was only 99 cents so im not complaining.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 20:34:18 | More by Axnjxn
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3.28/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

375ml cork and cage bottle poured into a witbier glass. Yeast roused prior to pouring.

A: Hazy golden-orange color. A lively crackling head sputters out instantly. No lacing.

S: Blast of spicy coriander really pops out of the glass. Fragrant orange peel rides right on the heels of the coriander. Lemony wheat snap and creamy wheat aromas barely escape from underneath the ample spicing.

T: Coriander and orange peel romp all over the palate. Creamy wheat provides a nice base, but is drowned in oily orange peel and spicy coriander. Very peppery. Hint of pithy lemon and a slight floral quality. Dusty and earthy yeast barely pokes through. Wheaty finish is still cut by fading coriander and orange peel.

M: Light bodied. Round, frothy, creamy body. Stiff, scrubbing carbonation is not normally found in the style, but the mouthfeel is still very nice.

O: Whoa there fellas, take it easy on the spicing. Tone that back a bit and let the beer come through a little more and you might really have something. Its inability to form and sustain a head was most curious though. Maybe due to an abundance of citrus oils?

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2013 16:15:37 | More by ryan1788a5
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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Alberta (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

375ml caged and corked mini sparkling wine bottle. Can you use the Olympic rings on your label, without the IOC siccing their lawyers on you?

This beer pours a slightly hazy medium golden yellow hue, with a tower of aggressively puffy, thinly foamy, and chunky eggshell white head, which leaves a few broad swaths of chunky, sudsy USSR landmap lace around the glass as it rather slowly abates.

It smells of grainy pale wheat malt, lemon pith, earthy yeast, bubblegum, plain coriander, and leafy, grassy, hops. The taste is more semi-sweet, grainy wheat malt, lemon and orange fleshy fruit, gritty dry yeast, understatedly spicy coriander, and more softly grassy, leafy hops. Simple, it would seem, but in a pleasantly robust way.

The carbonation is quite fizzy, frothy, and playful all at the same time, the body medium-light in weight, and well, hard to deem smooth with all those high-palate bubbles bursting and reforming. It finishes off-dry, the lingering yeast and spice draining just enough sweetness out of the already waning malt.

A decently flavoured witbier, the spice, malt, fruit, and yeast all well balanced, integrated, and pleasing. So why fuck with that, by messing with the bubbles? Any further (expected) nuances from the conditioning are lost in the overwrought fizziness, from cork pop, through the finish, without gap. So tasty, yet hard to drink, within this context.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2013 20:32:49 | More by biboergosum
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a pint.

A: Deep golden hue. Pours a 2 finger, loose, bubbly, white head. Settles quickly leaving a thick blanket. Slight lacing mostly retreats into the body of the brew. Continually rising effervescence.

S: Wheat, honey, and lemon citrus.

T: Wheat and lemon. A little coriander or maybe clove.

M: Light but full-bodied. Syrupy. Lightly spicy and lemony aftertaste.

D: Can be consumed session style.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Fair head, and some slight lacing. Nose is a well-balanced combination of wheat, honey, and lemon citrus. Tastes like it smells... wheat and lemon with some savory spice. Overall, this is a pretty good quaff.

Serving type: bottle

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3.94/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a moderate white head that soon settles into a dormant cap of full coverage. Mild aroma is slightly skunky (green bottle?) with some coriander and hints of grass and citrus. Zesty, perky texture comes to the fore upon tasting; the coriander tastes fresh and lively on the palate. Malt presence is light and neutral, which may only be on account of contrast with especially crisp, effervescent mouthfeel. Some grassiness and light fruit afford complexity as the beer warms, while bubblegum manifests on the back of the palate in the finish. Coriander lingers impressively into the finish without becoming cloying. Some alcoholic heat on the back end adds a bit of moxie to what is otherwise a crisp, refreshing, drinkable beer.

The spice character was a bit topheavy early on but strikes an admirable balance at the proper temperature. Overall, this is a deftly crafted, flavorful witbier that drinks more like a Belgian golden ale. Probably one of the more distinguished and complex examples of the style I've come across.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2013 00:49:00 | More by MaximalC
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New Zealand (Aotearoa)

3.44/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It poured with a huge head that stayed well, dying down after a while with some lacing.

There was light carbonation in a cloudy, almost rose gold body.

Not much smell, just some wheat.

The taste was of spice & wheat with some tartness.

I like the marketing of this brewery - the beer comes in an attractive bottle with a cork, and the image of the native bird of New Zealand, the Moa, moulded on the glass bottle.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2013 08:36:08 | More by JohnnyRay
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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2.99/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 12.7oz cork and cage bottle into a conic pint glass in high elevation Kalispell, Mont. Reviewed live.

A- Excessively highly carbonated. Six finger head with fairly low retention. Shrinks to about two fingers after two minutes. Flat white lacing. Golden body with high carbonation and clarity.

S- Kinda funky cool medina. Grassy, citrus, some cloves (?). Odd aroma for a witbier.

T- Citrusy, grassy and the funk of bottle fermentation. Some coriander and spices here.

M- Light bodied and chewy. Semi-wet finish.

O- Despite looking bad, this is an average beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2013 00:12:49 | More by Murrhey
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Moa Blanc Evolution from Moa Brewing Company
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