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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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mjollnir (392) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (3002) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jade (423) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3732) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (4931) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Davros (2460) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12952) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rangi (661) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4322) - 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.

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