BlackEyePA (559) - USA - AUG 6, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really like the grape/cherry aroma taste from the NS hops, soft pillowy floral notes. Light straw in color. Has light touches all throughout, malt holds back and hops stand on their own to showcase the fruitiness of Nelson hops and very light cherry. Complex and well brewed
HighWine (946) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2012 Bottle to Weizen glass. I tried to pour slowly but saw a clump of lees leap from the bottle into the glass. Light golden pour that is very effervescent. Looks like a marigold champagne with the tiny bubbles racing to the top of the glass making sure the 1/2 finger white head stays around. Aroma is raspberry, strawberry, honeydew, and pear. Taste is wheat up front followerd by a mixed berry sweetness. Hop bitterness appears at the end of the sip. I didn’t think age would help this beer much but I’m thinking that 6-9 months might be enough time for the flavors,to blend together better than they do today. The berry-like character was a pleasant surprise.
3fourths (7858) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012 bottle. lightly hazed golden body, highly effervescent with soda sized bubbles and a tall white head that settles quickly. perfumed floral cider nose has a distinct antacid calcium and fruit quality, at times resembling pink bismuth tablets and other times smelling of berry-scented bath soap. light body starts clean but the calcium, chalky dried bubble gum, banana-flavored candy and floral soap character grows. I don’t find myself enjoying it even though the body and carbonation are nice, it’s the flavor that’s all sorts of yuck, truly.
Cantabrian (775) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2012 If you think a good breakfast beer can only be a hearty ale, here’s something to prove you wrong. This is a lovely, refreshing, crisp beer, Banana Bread style. Pours light blond but healthy golden, with a generous white head and jolly carbonation. Aromas of berries and banana, perhaps some of that Juicy Fruits chewing gum too. Medium body, with a brilliant combination of malty flavours and cherry, Juicy Fruits and hops. Finish is long, with a delicious bitterness holding the fruitiness down. To have for breakfast - nice weekend light breakfast, with fruits, cereal and yoghurts. I love it!
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright, incredibly fruity, banana, vanilla, toffee, lots of esters...bubblegum, overripe berries, aspartame. Spritsy. Ample carbonation. Unique and cider-like. Interesting but not overly enjoyable.
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear pale straw color which results in an explosive three finger that quickly collapses to a thin lacing dies down. Tons of lively carbonation and bubble trails lends to a champagne-like appearance.Big aroma of cherry, bubblegum, and licorice are the first smells to land. A moderately malty toasted grain and floral hop notes help balance things out slightly. I also noted some underlying yeast.As the first sip settles on the front palate the first thing I noticed was a combination of Belgian yeast and cherry licorice follow by a very dry bitter bite similar to seltzer water. It’s a unique taste that it hard to put into words. I found it more pleasant as the pour warmed a bit. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic and bitter.
The mouthfeel is highly carbonated and fairly light Finish is dry and lightly astringent. Very drinkable.Overall, I was somewhat impressed by this beer. Although, I have to admit, I picked it up partly because I thought the packaging was pretty cool and I liked the concept of a “Breakfast Beer.” This was my first Moa beer and while it was offbeat, I enjoyed the experience.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, best by 18.7.13. Poured a hazy golden with a quick white head. Aroma of wheat and cherry. The flavor found an initial orange citrus that turned to a must cherry and wheat. Light body with a light cherry aftertaste.
Ernest (6143) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy/fizzy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium yellow.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (flowers), with strong notes of banana and cherry.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, fizzy carbonation.
Quite a banana-cherry bomb...some toasty malt underneath that, but banana and cherry absolutely dominate the nose. Not unpleasant but very sweet and soda pop-like.
bb (6715) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 2, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Sweet malt and fruity aroma. Malt and tropical fruit flavor with light grain. Medium bodied. Malt and light grain lingers with tropical fruits.
jkwood04 (3744) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml bottle in a weizen. Pours golden with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of wheat and caramel malts and cherries and floral hops. The cherries are added lightly to not overpower the wheat beer. Average texture. More beers with fruit added should learn from this one and not add too much.