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:
223
Reviews:
58
Avg:
3.52
pDev:
17.9%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
31
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 223 |  Reviews: 58
Photo of Bowers-Brew
3.31/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beerrat
3.66/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours golden smells like fruit.Taste a bit of hops.A bit bitter.Not to bad not that great.But I rather have a lager or a stout.

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Photo of NateSharpless
3.49/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of antoneloc
4.05/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaemeno3
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of phcastelhani
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of d_kizzle
3.4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Viaduck
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of freshcarl
4.52/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lynn
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of lillitnn92
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of SarahSupaSaiyan
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Ppuech
3.76/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Mike099
2.5/5  rDev -29%

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

375 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lightly tart cherry, lemon, white grape, white wine, berries, wheat, cracker, herbal, floral, grass, and herbal/floral earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of bright/floral hops, cherry, and pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of lightly tart cherry, lemon, white grape, white wine, berries, wheat, cracker, herbal, floral, grass, and herbal/floral earthiness. Fair amount of earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of cherry, lemon, white grape, white wine, berries, wheat, cracker, grass, and herbal/floral earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Very nice balance and complexity of bright/earthy hops, cherry, and pale malt flavors; with a nice crisp malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly dry mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice fruited lager style. All around good balance, robustness, and complexity of bright/earthy hops, cherry, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Roze
2.25/5  rDev -36.1%

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
4.3/5  rDev +22.2%

Photo of mattreitz49
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of timmy2b
3.51/5  rDev -0.3%
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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Photo of brywhite
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of wrightst
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Stillmakingnoise
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Moa Breakfast from Moa Brewing Company
3.52 out of 5 based on 223 ratings.
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