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Moa Breakfast | Moa Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

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.

Added by shand on 01-16-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
56
Ratings:
220
Avg:
3.51
pDev:
35.9%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
31
For Trade:
1
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3.26/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

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This is a cherry wheat beer and it deserves the label declaration of Belgian Style.

Poured into a tulip glass, the fine head quickly dissapated. Being color blind I have a bit of trouble with appearance but is is pale clear and almost champagne like.

The nose is clearly cherry and comes on very strong and stay very noticeable thru the whole glass.
The mouth is very light. maybe the lightest I've had in a while.

The finish brings back the cherries and some acidity. I'm pleasantly surprise athe rekatively low gravity of this beer, which is a good thing. Kind of resembles a Kriek is characteristics without the color.

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Unique subtle "berry fruit" flavor. Hazy look. Same Moa yeasty earth flavor washes through on the middle and back of the palate. A bit wheat presence. Little hop profile. Floral and there such. Herby spicy taste typical of other Moa beers is underlying on the aftertaste too. Delish.

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Moa Breakfast from Moa Brewing Company
3.51 out of 5 based on 220 ratings.
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