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Brewed by Moa Brewing Company
Style: Wheat Ale
Blenheim, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Weizen

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 176   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rangi (566) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 22, 2012
Smells of sweet cherries, Pleasant bright yellow poor with a frothy white head that quickly disappears but laces the glass nicely. Big mouth fulls of bitter floral hops rounded off with sweet cherries. Would be an awesome beverage to start the day with.

1.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
mala027 (1) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 20, 2012 does not count
Not great, but having it for breakfast means the day can only get better. Kinda tastes like medicine.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4212) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2012
The aroma is fruity and light with some malt and nuts but mostly cherries. The appearance is pale gold with a medium head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth but thin. Overall a nice style and beer but not something I love.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2522) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2012
Strong fruity nose, apparently from the cherries but tended as much toward blueberry. Clear bright golden color with modest head, looks much like a lager in the glass, final pour from the bottle produced a slight cloudiness from the yeast, but there was only a small ring of dense yeast packed in the bottom of the bottle. Flavor tends toward a cherry-banana candy like fruitiness, I can almost taste the almond note listed in the description. Finish is clean but with a long lingering candy like fruity sweetness. Not sure if I care for it a whole lot but its definitely unique. Fairly nice medium bodied mouthfeel, nice soft carbonation.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
walkingstd (20) - - MAR 4, 2012
Name initially attracted me to this beer. Would it be a gimmick? No! The cherry aromas give way to a floral tasting wheat beer, matched mine with eggs bene for breakfast. Creamy mouth feel. Best enjoyed in an open balloon glass ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Baz7778 (58) - SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2012 Massive cherry nose but drinks much differently to the nose, sweet at the front of the palate but with a smooth beer finish a really unique brew ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
StuartCarter (21) - Alabama, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Aroma: cherries. It really isn’t subtle here! Appearance: beautiful golden yellow. Head collapses to a thin lacing. Taste: stunning. Very rich and fruity, but not sweet. No strong after taste - it drops its flavour and goes, leaving just a faint hint of cherry fruitiness at the back of the mouth. Very quaffable!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (5992) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2012
1/26/12. 12.7oz bottle. Clear golden at first, but adding the yeast makes it a bit cloudy, with a nice off-white head that sticks. Somewhat weird aroma of cherry, citrus, and vanilla... reminds of Sam Adams Cherry Wheat. Sweet, tangy flavor of lemon peel with cherry, borderline funky yeast, almost Belgian in character, with yeast and nuttiness. Weird.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5451) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - cage corked 12.7 oz bottle. Pours a champagne-like slightly murky light golden with nice bubble action and a soft snow white head. Aroma is sweet and fruity with some cherry notes, and a hint of bubble gum. Flavor has a slight sour undertone with some cherry kriek notes, some bubble gum artificial sweetness, a touch of yeastiness. Spritzy mouthfeel. Odd, but not horrible.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fluffy (1590) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2012
looks and smells like a cider/champagne hybrid. aroma is quite floral, almost like perfume. flavor is effervescent with sour berries and green apples. somewhat yeasty though i fail to see how this is a wheat beer honestly. interesting.


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