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Moa Blanc

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Formerly brewed at Moa Brewing Company
Style: Wheat Ale
Marlborough, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Weizen

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on tap
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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Based on a German Kristallweizen style beer, but in a nod to its origins, Moa Blanc is brewed using renowned Sauvignon Blanc wine yeast. A blend of 50% wheat malt and 50% barley malt results in an elegantly smooth beer with hints of spice and uplifting esters.

Tasting Notes
Moa Blanc has a fruity aroma and taste. Banana, vanilla, citrus and bubble gum fruit flavours dominate, with some phenolic characters present. Moa Blanc is a highly drinkable wheat beer, with flavours more moderate than other wheat beers. Hop aroma and bitterness are minimal. Moa Blanc is best served at approximately 4˚C in a pilsner glass.


DenverLogan's rating

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DenverLogan (866) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - JUL 18, 2013
From big corked bottle...nice pop! Poured in a medium Duvel glass. Pours a straw-gold with moderate head and lace. Aroma of sweet malts, sweet bread. Flavors of light straw hops, slight minerals, citrus, spice. Overall light with light malts and hops, a touch industrial, but not bad as a near water beer.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ANZUShophunter (87) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 11, 2015
From bottle in tulip glass. Pours clear, pale yellow with modest head. Aroma of fruit bread and the taste is in that direction with low bitterness. OK.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rdixon77 (1581) - Georgia, USA - APR 20, 2015
Old rating. Weird bubbly wheat. Some fruity notes (but not usually wit fruits, more like grape and apple), fairly acidic, lots of carbonation. Didn’t quite work for me.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Manslow (379) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 20, 2015
Butelka pite w Nowej Zelandii w 2009r. Kolor jasnobrązowy , piana solidna. Aromat owocowy, nagazowane wysoko, trochę gorzkie ale w sumie dobre.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Beer5000 (5052) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 8, 2015
330 ml bottle sampled April 2014. Clear pale golden with a small white head. Aroma like something between a bad industrial lager and moisten rubber gloves. Flavor is light pale malty, quite metallic and low bitterness. Medium to thin body. Practically undrinkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexsdad06 (7029) - Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Bottle from Party Source from notes. Pours a slightly hazy yellow golden color with a small white head. The aroma and flavor have pale wheat malts, yeast, mild citrus peel, light banana, mild spice, rather boring actually.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TedE (497) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2015
750ml bottle into pint glass. Champagne bottle with cork! Slight wheat aroma. Cloudy yellow with active but dissipating head. Spritzy mouthfeel leading to burnt malt finish with a little grape. It’s nice but for a wheat beer, so few fruit notes? Highly carbonated, maybe a champagne/beer hybrid?

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (2888) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 11, 2015
bottle @ Party Source / Bellevue KY --- Clear light amber with a solid white head cover, splashes of lace. Good aroma of malt and floral hops. Taste is malt and wheat that adds just a touch of vanilla before crisply moving to floral hops on the swallow, with all parts then moving smoothly through a medium finish. Not strong or assertive, but clean, balanced, and easy to drink.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HoppingHop (18) - Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA - DEC 30, 2014
Good beer for summer night. Refreshing orange and banana aroma through to the palate with a bit of sweet potato. No particular note disturbingly dominates and a slight fruitiness lingers on the palate. Loving this as a starter beer.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
KeefOz (1137) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - DEC 19, 2014
Tasted 15/12/2014. Poured a hazy golden amber colour with 5mm of white, large bubbled, foamy head that diminished quickly to a collar. Laced very poorly. Carbonation low and coarse; went flat fast. Aroma of malt with subtle hints of wheat but malt dominates; no obvious hops. Taste of sour grain and no real hops; bland. Light body. Gets a bit sour as it warms. Very slight bitterness/spice on the finish. More like a lager than a wheat beer. Poor.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (7315) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
[6467-20140708] Bottle. Grassy straw aroma. Slightly hazy, pale yellow brown body with a medium-lasting creamy white head. Grassy straw flavour. Medium body. Good, odd at first. (6/3/6/3/13) 3.1
(Tasting at cgarvieuk’s, w/ him, BenH, jercraigs, Stuu666, others)
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