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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: 198   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   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 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 (5053) - 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 (11170) - 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 (865) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2012
Bottle, pours a golden, bubblegum, banana, aroma, flavour has some bubblegum, and a fruitiness. it had a light tartiness to it as well and it was a bit ruff around the edges, it was drinkable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
onceblind (7307) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Hazy pale golden in color with a generous bubbly/foamy head. Interesting nose of candied wheat, sour cherry candy, and a lime-like acidity. Flavor was a little too lagery and biscuit/toast-ish for my liking, but there was also a nice wheatiness with some tangy-tartness and a little of that sour cherry candy as well, with a touch of almonds and lime zest. Kinda tart and biscuity...quite cheeky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Patrickctenchi (6024) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Pours hazed yellow with a tall, foamy white head. Aroma is sweet fruit, pear, apple, cherry. Taste is all of the same.....plus light wheat... Wonderfully crisp, light, and fresh. An outstanding fruit beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
legion242 (2344) - Richardson, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2012
Poured a golden colour with a faint head. Nose was medium cherry. This beer was to cherries as Unibroue’s Ephemere is to apples- very faint, yet prominent presence of cherry essence without being cloying or over powering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
r464 (2264) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2012
Light, fruity, crisp. Citrus and cherry along with a slight yeasty wheat flavor. Smooth with a nice finish.

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