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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.

Silver - Asia Beer Awards

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjuf1853 (1290) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Bottle pours a mostly clear pale yellow color with a foamed white head. Zero lacing until you give the beer a gentle swirl and even then the head disappears after only a few seconds. Aroma and flavor are sweet and fruity, but in an artificial way reminiscent of Smarties candy or something else similar. Champagne-like mouthfeel that is fairly dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (7810) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours golden, floral orange and peach nose, quite fruity and dry taste, floral.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (18514) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2014
bottle at home ... golden amber ... thin white lacing ... soft sweet floral orange ...light medicinal cherry fruit nose ... soft fizzy zezt ... banana bakewell ... wierd .. not bad ... but something not quite right for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (3244) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle. Golden with white head. Big cherry aroma up front, some banana. Taste of cherry and banana, some earthy wheat. Crisp and refreshing. I like this

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2014
(375ml bottle) Pours a lightly hazy golden body with a moderate white head. Aroma of florals, cherry, wheat, and orange. Flavor of wheat, lime, apple, almond, toffee, and cherry.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocJitsu (1375) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Pours a straw-golden color with a well-retaining white head. Gimmicky, fake cherry aroma dominates. Thin mouthfeel with some astringency. Cherry flavor is less obtrusive than the nose. Drinks pretty nicely, actually.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
probstblueribbon (3400) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2014
12.7 fl oz bottle from Potsdam NY, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.

App.: Clear light golden with a white rim. Aroma: Hugely fruity, lots of bubble gum, tropical fruits, oddly medicinal cherry, booze?, odd. Palate: Medium-ish body, moderate to low carbonation. Flav.: More cherry than anything else, oddly dusty/peppery, bubble gum, synthetic rubber?, light tropical fruits, still quite odd; dry with decent bitterness and a very fruity, cherry finish.

I don’t get this one. Breakfast? Cough syrup and bubble gum for breakfast?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SlimHabib (342) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle pour. Very clear golden color with little head. Great fruity aroma with cherries and bananas. Silky on the palate. Initial fruit taste, but progresses to a slight bitter taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
andrewje41 (1752) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2014
Bottle pour. Pours a pale yellow. Very fruity aroma from a distance. Very champagne like with a lot of fruit flavors, including cherry, and orange. Very unique beer. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
czar (6211) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 24, 2014
pours hazy very pale yellow with a small bubbly-spritzy white head, some retention and lacing. wheat, sweet and artificial cherries - cherry and powdery candies, perfumey fruits - oranges and bananas - awkward, pils, sulfur - other oxidized notes. lively to average carbonation, light body, sweetish but also slightly bitter-astringent herbal-grassy-citrusy finish. original and unpleasant. DP.

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