Moa Blanc | Moa Brewing Company

Moa BlancMoa Blanc
60 Ratings
Moa BlancMoa Blanc

Brewed by:
Moa Brewing Company
New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Moa Blanc wheat beer is brewed using a blend of 65% wheat malt and 35% barley malt which results in an elegantly smooth beer, with hints of spice and uplifting esters. The slightly cloudy appearance reflects its Germanic origins and it’s customary to gently roll the bottle before opening to create an even distribution of the sediment signature.

Added by VitBAficionado on 03-27-2007

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Ratings: 60 |  Reviews: 34
Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours brilliant gold under a 2” persistent and clingy white foam collar.
S: faint wheat and spice.
T: Herby and dry with light wheat flavors seasoned with light banana and clove.
F: light body, medium to medium high carbonation
O: Light and refreshing. this is a German Kristallweizen, not a Belgian Wit

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Photo of life_of_agony
3.44/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sydneybeer
3.06/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SmashPants
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle: a standard 330mL brown bottle with a pretty standard macro label.

Appearance: pours a light amber-gold in colour with a finger of white head that bubbles to a thin cap.

Aroma: plenty of citrus and wheat, but with an over-riding amount of hops. Not very subtle for a wit.

Taste: refreshing and pleasant enough, but again far too much hops - it takes the lead from the wheat, which is only barely noticeable.

Aftertaste: some of the wheat does come through on the finish, but drier and with more bitterness.

Mouth feel: light in feel with a decent amount of carbonation. Could use a bit more.

Overall: this is a fairly Moa-esque beer. It is pretty good, without being really decent, and is overpriced at AU$65 a case. Moa Brewing is quickly becoming one of my least favourite 'boutique' breweries.

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of wrightst
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Gaelan
3.28/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of drinkin-beeers
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of Soterios
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of bigalgochu
3.41/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light golden colour

Good head that dies down quickly leaving a little lacing

Hops on the nose & polyurethane?? Defo something solventy

Tasting not as good a I had hoped.. Far from my fav. from Moa. An easy drinker without too many characteristics.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of kaufmaal
3.14/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a cloudy golden orange with a starch-white head that doesn't budge. Not much of a smell: some sour cherries, a bit of yeasty funk. This is a fairly one-dimensional tasting beer: clean, lemony, chardonnay sweetness on the back end. It's a refreshing beer that comes close to tasting like a wine cooler, but not quite as sweet as one. While the carbonation is significant, the bubbles are fine, like a good champagne.

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2.5/5  rDev -29%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of jerefreakinmiah
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of chickencoop
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of ryan1788a5
3.34/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle poured into a globe, yeast roused.

A: Pours a cloudy straw yellow. The creamy white head is very short lived, even after a vigorous pour. No lacing at all.

S: Very yeasty, oddly fruity. Musty, earthy, funky. Pear, sliced green apple, white grape, and nondescript herbs. Lots of wheat and dough. It is very wine-like on the nose, actually.

T: Lots of dough and bread at the start. Yeast rules the mid palate: earthy, musty, lightly funky. Vague pepper-like spiciness. Subtle fruitiness of white grape and pear, slight sour tang. Herbal hops creep in toward the back end, but stay quiet. Bone dry. Quick, wheaty finish.

M: Light in body. Wheaty, frothy mouthfeel is forcefully cut by a continuous blast of sharp, prickling carbonation.

O: This is a strange beer. The website claims that it is inspired by the kristalweizen style, though it bears absolutely no resemblance to it aside from the use of wheat. It is cloudy where a kristalweizen should be clear, and uses sauv blanc wine yeast instead of a German ale strain. The end result is a lackluster, wheaty beer with super high attenuation and a strange yeasty funk. Style issues aside, it just doesn't work.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.66/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick but spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains Belgian yeast, wheat, spices, light caramelized malts, some citrus and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of wheat, Belgian yeast and a hearty malt character for the style. Then some sweetness comes in from flavors citrus and spices. The hops presence is mild but complementary and provides a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready.

M: Crisp and pretty smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a very solid beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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Moa Blanc from Moa Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.52 out of 5 with 60 ratings
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