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
Ratings:
222
Reviews:
57
Avg:
3.51
pDev:
17.95%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
31
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 222 |  Reviews: 57
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2.25/5  rDev -35.9%

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4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of q33jeff
3.4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

**
03/02/2014
Very fruity, blueberry, pomegranate. Light, yellow color, small white head. Taste is pasty fruit. Hay.
Not bad for breakfast or early in the day, but any more would be painful.
08/26/14
Update...4-pack on vacation,hilton head, sc. Enjoying quite a bit. 2.9 up to 3.4.
1 of the 4 corks was not fully sealed and so that beer was completely nasty; the other 3 were pretty good though.
**

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Photo of timmy2b
3.51/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden yellow with a small amount of head which lingers for a while. Cherry is light but present in the nose along with a small amount of sour. Very light in the mouth with some sour lingering on the tongue in the aftertaste. This is a little dry like a cider, but is also very drinkable and I agree with the description which states this is an afternoon beer. Would try again.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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3.74/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brother_rebus
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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Photo of sinstaineddemon
1.09/5  rDev -68.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

A - very light pale yellow green with a thin lacy white head and no carbonation noticeable in this nearly transparent beer

S - oh god, aromas similar to HI-C, Froot Loops, or cheap store brand fruit snacks, no cherries, no hops, no malts, have to recheck the bottle, this is a beer, right?

T - no malts, no hops, no alcohol, it taste like thin cough syrup quite seriously

M&D - this is hard to drink, sickly sweet, fake fruitiness, no beer elements, a waste of money

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of doktorhops
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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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of brureview
4.21/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a light lemon color with a 4 finger head in a pilsner glass- as suggested by the brewer.

Cherries wafting from the bottle and more so from the glass. Some lemon aroma, very floral- the Nelson hops.

Mouth feel- lightly carbonated- tingling- which would make this beer a good choice at a meal.

Taste- strong cherries with a wine-like quality. The brewer is from a vintner family and the wine is melded into the overall taste.

Overall- wonderful beer. From the reviews- it has its fans, and its detractors. The beer has a singular quality, as do other beers from this brewery. Perhaps the beer was brewed different recently because the earlier reviews from past years are not as favorable as recent reviews.

A special beer- especially if you like fruit beers. A good choice when you want a beer with character but not too strong in ABV.

Serve cold in a tall pilsner glass

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Moa Breakfast from Moa Brewing Company
3.51 out of 5 based on 222 ratings.
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