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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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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer4eternity (212) - Tauranga, - OCT 24, 2011
750ml bottle. Looked like a good New Zealand bottle of beer to pop the cork on to celebrate the All Blacks winning the rugby world cup. It probably gets a higher overall rating than it deserves because of that. Hazy light golden with large but diminishing fluffy white head. Aromas of wheat banana - very estery, clove, bread dough cobwebs, apple & pear. Light sweet, moderate bitter and sour flavour with long duration. Tingly carbonation, light medium body, texture on the watery side. For a lot less coin I could have had a lot more Hoegaarden, but on this occasion Moa looked a lot more celebratory.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexsdad06 (6450) - 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 (302) - 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 (2553) - 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 (15) - 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 (1044) - 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 (7015) - 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)
Overheard: "Oh! That’s why there’s gaps on the shelf!"

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pdubyah (477) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 14, 2014
*750ml bottle* I don’t know why but this drinks more like a Pislner than a Wheat beer, and it’s not until you get to the bit where the sediment clouds up the beer that it looks like a wheat beer might, and I did try, I’ve had experience . Anyway it looks great, fantastic head, and the palate is all soft and low key without any hints of lemons or citrus notes. I though the hops were forward (Again more like a Pils) but I did enjoy it and I do have more to drink.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
gunnfryd (11766) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, hop, wheat. Flavour is wort, wheat, fruit, malt, hop, wheat, metallic, grain. Boring beer.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dervock (525) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle - slightly hazy pale yellow with a big white head. There are hints of the banana but the malt dominates with some musty veg. Taste is more like it than the aroma, hints of banana and spice. Nice balanced dryness across the taste and just a nice level of soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8245) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
2014-07-08. Lightly hazy dark yellow body with a large foamy white head. 3++ Aroma is mild, light wheat grassy hops. Flavour is moderately bitter throughout, light wheat character. Average bodied palate, soft but effervescent carbonation. Enjoyable, relatively mild. Bottle, Tasting at cgarvieuk’s, Edinburgh


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