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Moa Breakfast

 (RETIRED)
overall
49
85
style
Formerly brewed at Moa Brewing Company
Style: Fruit Beer/Radler
Marlborough, New Zealand
Serve in Flute, Shaker

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

Awards
Silver - Asia Beer Awards


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3518) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (4438) - Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2012
Cork and caged bottle, aromas of cherries, some citrus, and a touch of wheat. Flavor is cherries, whet, touch of citrus peel, and a hint of raspberry. Also had a slightly weird yeast flavor, some of tartness and nuts. Interesting wheat beer.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Davros (2229) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2012
Pours pale gold with a large, fading head. Nose shows bubblegum, cherries, floral notes, banana, lollies, roses. Seems pretty artificial though. Similar flavours; bubblegum, cherries, musk sticks. Too artificial and sweet. Way too much carbonation. Definitely interesting but a bit cloying.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12138) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 23, 2012
333 c&c from Malt & Vine. Pours hazy light gold with a slight, fizzy white head. Nice aroma of mixed floral and cherry. With a little banana in the background. Med body, almost. Flavor is more bitter than not, and the floral/fruit combo is almost like perfume. The fruit is arguably cherry, and there’s no significant sugar present, so it’s perfume, fruit and dry. Finishes like that.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rangi (632) - 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 (4304) - 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 (2610) - 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


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