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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.

Silver - Asia Beer Awards

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ontbeertaster (2361) - 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 (6112) - 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 (5223) - 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 (2343) - 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 (2131) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2012
Light, fruity, crisp. Citrus and cherry along with a slight yeasty wheat flavor. Smooth with a nice finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Pours a light orange. Lots of pear and grape fruit flavors. Very light but not effervescent. Sorta coats the tongue. I would think it would go well with pancakes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robforbes (2089) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2012
pours a cloudy yellow with a small white head, and some lacing. smell is of wheat, and citrus. taste is tangy, lemon, wheat, and a slight amount of sweet fruits. ends a little dry and somewhat lingering sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ronaldtheriot (1599) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Moa Breakfast has a very thick, fluffy, white head, nice, thick lacing on the glass, and a bright, yellow-golden appearance, with champagne-style bubble streams. The aroma and flavor are unusual, but one can smell wheat and strong fruitiness, and the taste is of white wheat bread, underlying cherries, pleasant bitterness, and other things I can’t describe. The alcohol does come into play in the back-end of the sip. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Moa Breakfast finishes crisp, clean, flinty, refreshing, sweet, and delicious. I think this is an outstanding flavored beer! RJT

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rougeau13 (2275) - Richmond, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Bottle from Specs. Pale gold with just a touch of haze and a smallish off-white head. Aroma of apple, cherry, and wheat. Taste is light wheat beer with fruit juice. Light bodied, light fizz. It’s ok, but not really. It’s kind of watery beer with phony tasting fruit characteristics.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (5072) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 26, 2012
375ml corked bottle pours a golden color with a 2 finger white head that settles down to leave some thin spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is apples with a hint of cherry and yeast and cereal grains. Taste is fruity sweetness with a little bit of grainy malts and very mild hop presence. Light bodied with nice carbonation. A very interesting and unique brew that is recommended for those wanting something a little bit different.

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