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Brewed by Moa Brewing Company
Style: Fruit Beer/Radler
Blenheim, New Zealand
Serve in Flute, Shaker

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Moa Breakfast is a blend of premium wheat malt, floral Nelson hops and cherries. A very refreshing and fruity lager specifically designed as a European-style breakfast beer but more commonly enjoyed as a mid-afternoon beverage 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.

Awards
Silver - Asia Beer Awards


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2012
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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 7, 2012
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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (6262) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2012
Bottle. 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 2, 2012
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (4036) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 30, 2012
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Bright pale golden with a standing head. Big aroma with the kind of freshness you expect from a fresh cut cold melon. Smells of that old school yellow gum, tropicals and a defined cherry essence that blends perfectly and balanced. Medium full nectar with excellent carbonation. Excellent nose to tongue follow through. A bit of kiwi style acidity and mild bittering on the end. A unique specimen.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mjollnir (391) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2012
Pours clear pale straw with a thin white head. Aromas of cherry juice, "hops". Tastes like fruit sherbert and soda water. Light body, lively carbonation and a short finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2613) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Huge cork explosion high in the air to Vince’s backyard. The wheat pours mostly clear lemon color with a white head. The aroma brings sweet natural cherry bubble game, as Vince said like you are at a carnival, with a bit of underlying wheat lemon like notes. The flavor of starts off sweet and a bit bubbly in the mouth with the cherry flavors settling a bit floral and springy on the tongue, velvety and pleasant.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jade (409) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2012
Slightly hazy golden amber. Strong fruit aroma, wheat in there as well. Sour wheat and an almost candy, fruity touch. Bizarre - but nice. Leaves a sour after taste. It’s different, but I like it.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3279) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2012
Plenty of head gold pour the aromas fruity rich cherries hoppy mix wheat grain the flavours cherries grain wheat raspberry blueberry the finish lots of sweetness bright tasting mild bitter aftertaste refreshing ale


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