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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: 195   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevd193213 (950) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Draught. Golden pour with a thick fizzy head. Solid lacing. Aroma of cherries, earthy hops and grapes. Dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DialSquare (3985) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Corked bottle from Kenny Rd Market. Gold pour with thin bright white head and visible carbonation. Aroma of strong berry bubblegum. Tastes are black cherry, artificial sweetness, wheat/grain, light banana. Bit of a cough syrup vibe here. Highly carbonated. Not for me.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
AAEA (265) - California, USA - JAN 4, 2015
12.7 Fl OZ ($4.99) very unique beer. has a lot going on in the flavor department. comes off as a champagne rather than a beer. flavor is good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
[6468-20140708] Bottle. Fragrant fruity cherry liquorice aroma. Slightly hazy, pale yellow body with a quick foamy white head. Light syrupy cherry flavour. Light-medium body. Interesting. (6/3/7-/3/13) 3.2
(Tasting at cgarvieuk’s, w/ him, BenH, jercraigs, Stuu666, others)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (4236) - Michigan, USA - OCT 30, 2014
375 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lightly tart cherry, lemon, white grape, white wine, berries, wheat, cracker, herbal, floral, grass, and herbal/floral earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of bright/floral hops, cherry, and pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of lightly tart cherry, lemon, white grape, white wine, berries, wheat, cracker, herbal, floral, grass, and herbal/floral earthiness. Fair amount of earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of cherry, lemon, white grape, white wine, berries, wheat, cracker, grass, and herbal/floral earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Very nice balance and complexity of bright/earthy hops, cherry, and pale malt flavors; with a nice crisp malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly dry mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice fruited lager style. All around good balance, robustness, and complexity of bright/earthy hops, cherry, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (2207) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 25, 2014
500ml corked bottle from Puerto Rico Food & Wine, no pop on opening or bottle date. Pours a clear orangey tan with a ring of a white head. Lowly carbonated. Aroma has sweet fruits, in an interesting combination. Plus some grain and spice. Taste is of sweet fruits, of an unrecognizable flavor, some tangy spice and a touch of earthiness. A bit like sweet tarts in some ways. Light to medium bodied. Finishes tangy and sweet. Shrug? Light and interesting. 12.9

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
George999 (335) - Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Nice citrus fruity aroma, good cloudy wheat beer, highly carbonated, a bit skunky smell, but not skunky flavor. Good on a hot day. Refreshing

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (8999) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"Quite the interesting brew that I really didn’t expecting from and found myself pleasantly surprised by its uniqueness. The only thing I thought going in was fruity pebbles, which I was told it tasted like. Didn’t know a style (still don’t really). Upon the pour initial aroma is perfumey hops... Then some hard to place light fruitiness atop a nice, light refreshing body. Taste similar, but also has a hint of vanilla and is slightly more obviously cherries. "

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cybercat (4638) - Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Pours a fairly clear solar yellow with a thick eggshell head. Aroma is more fruity than wheaty, not strong, but inviting. Wheaty flavor has a firm fruity note, equal parts pear and citrus, a bit thin but still refreshing. Texture has average thickness and not a whole lot of fizz. Well, have it for breakfast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1695) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Best before July 24, 2014.
Glass: Duvel tulip.
Appearance: Clear golden body with a dense and creamy white head.
Aroma: Big sweet cherry, bordering on medicinal and candy. There’s a hint of tartness with some banana and vanilla as well. This smells nice, but a bit too pungent with the cherries and a bit too medicinal.
Taste: Big bold banana, cherry and vanilla. The finish lingers a bit of Dum-Dum Cherry Pop.
Palate: Creamy and full.
Overall: Overall this is a very pleasant beer that is bold in fruit flavors with a great mouthfeel. I would like this fresher to really gauge it, but it drinks fine now.

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