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Moa Breakfast

Formerly brewed at Moa Brewing Company
Style: Fruit Beer
Marlborough, New Zealand
Serve in Flute, Shaker


on tap

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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Moa Breakfast is a European style beer brewed with a blend of premium wheat malt and a variety of floral hops. A very refreshing lager with an abundance of cherry character and aromas, Moa Breakfast is more commonly enjoyed as a mid-afternoon beverage here in New Zealand. Although not always.

Tasting Notes
Moa Breakfast is a wheat beer based lager with a subtle, sweet cherry aroma and taste. Hints of almond, banana and vanilla characters can also be detected. Low bitterness levels and an absence of strong malt characters emphasise these fruit flavours. Moa Breakfast can either be poured carefully off the lees or alternatively with the lees mixed in if a stronger yeast character is desired. Moa Breakfast is best served at approximately 4°C in a pilsner glass.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rickyleepotts (99) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 19, 2013
This is my third Moa beer, and I haven’t been that impressed. But this one is new (newer) and I had to try it. The beer pours a light orange and has a lovely aroma. The flavor is... well, WOW. It is loaded with orange zest and leave the mouth with a pillow of flavor. VERY well done and my favorite Moa beer so far.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NikkTwist (2135) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Draft at Eulogy. Yellow amber with a large marshmallow white head. Medicinal strawberry off the nose. Floral cherry on the tongue. Juicier than most flavored lagers/wheat beers but still feels way too light. Good enough for breakfast I suppose but otherwise like a soda pop.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3sheets2wind (78) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2013
This beer is one of a kind. The nose is cherry kool-aid but the beer is dry and crisp. The cherry is only experienced in the nose. Very light with striking white head. A good looking beer with a champagne-like character. Not overly bitter, slightly sour and light in a good way.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Brouwerij (958) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2013 Bottle. Pours a hazy orange gold with a finger of quickly settling rocky white head. Aroma is fruity, yeasty, cherry, sweet, bread, slight syrup/medicine. Flavor is sweet wheat and cherries up front fading into mild bitter wheat finish. Slightly syrupy/medicinal after taste. Moderate carbonation, light body, and a slightly crisp but ultimately watery texture. Claims to use natural flavoring but tastes quite artificial to me. A mediocre fruit beer, my least favorite of moa’s offerings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (5053) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Location: 12.7 oz cork and caged bottle from Total Wine-McLean, 2/5/13

Aroma: The nose is extremely sweet, with lots of fruit on the nose: berries, cherries, etc
Appearance: It pours a hazed golden-orange color with a small froth of white head
Flavor: It tastes rather sweet, but it has enough of something to keep the sweetness a little in balance
Palate: The body is fairly light, it clean feel, soft-to-average carbonation, and is minimally cloying
Overall Impression: I figured I’d drink this one "mid-afternoon," since that is the time it is most commonly enjoyed. Anyway, this is an interesting one. It is rather sweet and fruity, which is not something I always enjoy, but the fruitiness works pretty well here. Overall, a very solid fruit beer. Even though it is sweet, the sweetness isn’t too cloying. Nicely done. I could see drinking this one for breakfast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cduncan14 (138) - Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Aromas of sugar-free bubble gum and sliced apples. It’s a hazy, blonde copper color with a thin, soapy head. Initial flavors of banana and vanilla, but it has a very unusual transition midway. It has a biting, not-quite-bitter finish. It has a very effervescent, unusual mouthfeel, almost like a sparkling wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (4378) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 27, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2013 Bottle in Auckland from New World Metro
Hazy pale amber with think white head. Slightly tart lime sherbert nose with some wheat spice, Fine carbonation, medium bodied. light bitterness with a kiss of cherry flavour. Dry finish...saisonesque. a nice beer but not sure its for breakfast...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (9973) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2013 Wheat beer on tap at Engine 15. Fruity aroma, getting orange and apples (not cherries - perhaps this is a different batch?). Hoppy like an IPA. Decent drinkability.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle. Drank on air during the Bottoms up Dallas radio show - the cork nearly took someone’s eye out upon opening. Golden amber pour with some fluffy head. Nose is bready malt, cherry, wheat. Flavor is fruity and light- would actually work well for breakfast/brunch. Sweet grains, nutty, slightly tart.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
airrick2003 (757) - Louisiana, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Appearance: hazy pale golden color, shallow pale white head that fades quickly Aroma: cherry, fruity, refreshing, fresh, piney Taste: cherry initially, very frothy, a hint of spice on the end, not bitter at all, tart Palate: one of the most frothy and creamy beers I've tried, slight cherry aftertaste, good c02 burn to it Overall: this is fruit beer done right, pretty sweet but would probably make a fine session beer in the summer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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