Moa Breakfast | Moa Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Moa Brewing Company
New Zealand (Aotearoa) | website

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:
219
Avg:
3.51
pDev:
35.9%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
30
For Trade:
1
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Reviews: 56 | Ratings: 219
Reviews by flagmantho:
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3.4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 375mL corked & caged bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: lightly hazy light-golden hue with a strong effervescence and a thin layer of fizzy white foam. I love the strength of the carbonation in these Moa beers.

Smell: sweet, floral, fruity aroma with a hint of tartness. Cherry character is there, but it is interesting; not particularly deep, but kind of candylike. Reminds me a bit of smartees. Maybe not the best thing in the world, but I like the bit of cherry idea that is present.

Taste: decent malt backbone with a sweet, aspartame-like flavor. Cherry character seems toned down from the aroma, but is still present. Unfortunately, there's quite a bit of artificial-ness here. It's not terrible, but it just doesn't really work for me.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a mammoth carbonation and a bodacious creaminess. Great.

Overall: an interesting beer with some qualities I don't exactly love. As always with cherry beers though, I tend to give this one the benefit of the doubt.

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4.47/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

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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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.13/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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3.42/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Wheat beer on tap at Engine 15. Fruity aroma, getting orange and apples (not cherries - perhaps this is a different batch?). Hoppy like an IPA. Decent drinkability.
If not for the fruit tea and wheat beer match, but just an IPA this would have worked. Maybe would be interesting cask without as much hops, going the other way.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 12oz bottle into a snifter at WoB Arlington. Pours pale yellow with a thick, fluffy head. Fruity aroma with notes of passion fruit. Tastes of passion fruit, Apple, and cherry.

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3.69/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

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Moa Breakfast from Moa Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.
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