Moa 5 Hop Ale Barrel Reserve | Moa Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Moa Brewing Company
New Zealand (Aotearoa)
moabeer.co.nz

Style: English Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by dgilks on 08-28-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of dgilks
2.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Earthy, dusty and just a little bit skunky I don't like the aroma here. I have a bit of a disdain for breweries that use green bottles and in this case it has led to poor outcomes.

A nice red colour with a large fluffy off-white head Nice lacing but just a little hazy.

Here we face the classic problem of skunking found in green bottles. I get a slightly skunked, slightly cardboardy bottle. Underneath the faults is a malty, pleasant beer with some nice vanilla notes from the barrel. I'm told they use a Chardonnay barrel and the fruitiness of the wine comes through.

Medium-full body with moderate carbonation. Okay.

This is an interesting beer and I like the concept. Unfortunately, the use of green bottles has led to skunking and there is some oxidation which is unpleasant.

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Moa 5 Hop Ale Barrel Reserve from Moa Brewing Company
2.59 out of 5 based on 1 ratings.
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