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Moa Cocoa Weizen | Moa Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Dark Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by lacqueredmouse on 08-05-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews:
3
Ratings:
3
pDev:
14.6%
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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of laituegonflable
3.13/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a darkish-brown kind of colour, cream-coloured dense head which is nice. Yeah, looks good.

Bit of roastiness from the cocoa on the nose which is quite strong. Nice vanilla weizen notes as well. Could maybe use a bit more weizeny spice, otherwise just smells like a brown ale.

Quite sweet on the palate, and not a whole lot of other character. Bit simple and subdued with more cocoa than weizen and more sweet than spice. Get some mild chocolate but not a lot of weizen phenols and it's those that would really bring this beer to life.

Fairly unimpressed with the mouthfeel. Bit flat and thin.

More cocoa than weizen. If the same cocoa notes were put into something with more classic spicy weizen esters, this could be really good.

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Photo of dgilks
3.73/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear red-brown colour with a smooth tan head is what I get here. The head is long lasting and quite good. The aroma is full of classic banana and clove notes. A typical hefeweizen. My real question though is where is the cocoa? the flavour delivers a strange earthy note with nice banana notes. Lacking the cocoa that should be here. Okay. Medium bodied and moderately-high carbonation is appropriate for style. Overall, this is a decent beer. The cocoa is subdued but just detectable.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
2.6/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Had on-tap at the Great Australiasian Beer Spectapular in Melbourne. This was a dark wheat beer brewed with chocolate.

Pours a clear reddish brown hue with a very filmy and light off-white head that forms an insubstantial ring. No lacing or carbonation noticeable. Body looks exceptionally light. Oh well, let's see where it goes from here...

Mild grain on the nose, but very flat and dull. There's perhaps a hint of cocoa, but very little else. It's just mainly weak and insipid. Unimpressed.

Taste has even less to offer, and I end up clutching at adjectives to describe what feeble characteristics it has. There's a touch of roast on the front, and maybe a hint of cherry mid-palate, but it's all extremely light and dull. The finish has a slight lingering bitterness, but that's not even wanted in this beer, as far as I can tell. Feel is exceptionally, almost rudely light and thin.

Not a beer for me, I'm afraid. This was weak, insipid and lacking any depth or true flavour. Very unimpressed.

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Moa Cocoa Weizen from Moa Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.15 out of 5 with 3 ratings
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