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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 178   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


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (2046) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 15, 2014
@ Party Town / Florence KY --- Hazy dirty golden amber with a thin head cover, light streaks of lace. Aroma reminds me of a kolsch, or maybe a European pilsner. Taste begins with wheat and citrus and bubble gum, which gives way to earthy bitterness and carbonation. The finish plays like a simple Belgian Ale. A really odd combination, but it is refreshing as a spring afternoon brew. If this is a fruit beer, I need to taste something fruity.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
njnut (246) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Poured at tasting. A yellow with some head and some lace. Aroma was..... I really don’t know what to say here. This was the oddest aroma, maybe some grass. Taste was just as odd, I did not pick up anything I could I could say it was. Some one else said it was like drinking an air freshner and I think that’s pretty close. Not offensive just weird.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
samsmith33 (379) - - MAR 2, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2014 Very fruity, blueberry, pomegranate. Light, yellow color, small white head. Taste is pasty fruit. Hay. Not bad for breakfast or early in the day, but any more would be painful. Update...4-pack on vacation,hilton head, sc. Enjoying quite a bit. 2.9 up to 3.3.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
GT2 (8464) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 23, 2014
> A Fabreeze flavored blonde

[ Bottle ][ DedicatedToFun ][ 375mL ][ 7venth Sun Mini Globe ][ Tasting ][ 2/22/14 ]
>> Thanks DTF for the share. Pours a full haze straw, great foam. Soapy lacing. Nose is intense fruit punch, popsicle, juice box. Taste is very chemical, essentially eating an air freshener refill pouch. Palate is soapy, I’m sure there is a normal beer below all the adjunct chemical, but it is lost. I highly doubt this was the intended flavor.

<!> extreme chemical

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jinroh (366) - ESTONIA - FEB 17, 2014
Pours pale and clear. Small white top, not very thick. Aroma is bubblegum and candy, mixed with some sour cherry lemonade. More sweet candy in that mixture. Taste is actually not as sweet as the aroma hints. There is still some bubblegum and sour cherry lemonade - but also some hop bitterness. It does not feel very balanced though, aftertaste is somewhat rough and feels pretty short. Not really my cup of tea - but I guess there is a place for this kind of beer also. Is it refreshing - for sure.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
high_on_hops (625) - Burlingame, California, USA - FEB 16, 2014
On tap. Pours a clear, light gold with a foamy white head. The aroma has lots of cherry and some floral, fruity hops. The flavor is more cherry and lots of wheat with a floral hop background over a light body. Very refreshing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skortila (4537) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2014
Bottled. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. The aroma has citric hops, some cherries. Light hazy, golden-yellow coloured beer with a thin, white, frothy head. (Not much light where I was, so observation might be flawed) The taste is citric, light cherry, light malty. Soft carbonation. I enjoyed it quite a lot. Great fruit beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kayres (477) - , Georgia, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Hazy golden with a thin white head. Sweet cherry aroma. Smooth bright floral and cherry flavors soft wheaty finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (5263) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle - 375mL corked and caged. Hazy gold with a short white head. Skunky hops mixed with banana, tropical fruit, berries and sweet malt notes. Taste is tropical fruit, ripe berries, sweet malt, grains, yeast notes, banana, soft spice and straw notes. Body is light-medium with a dusty feel underneath the moderate, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more tropical fruit, berries, soft banana, grains, malt notes, light bread and soft spice.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 15, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2014 On draught at Lord Hobo 1/10/14
Frothy white head perched atop a rosy-red colored body. Clear and highly carbonated.
Sweet, sugary cherry is a bit suspect in the nose. Not going to mistake this for Cantillon Kriek, but neither are you going to mistake it for Quelquechose. It’s very dominant and leaves little else in the mix. Maybe some cotton candy and vanilla?
Yikes. Was not expecting the next best thing from the aroma, but the flavor is much more artificial than I would have imagined. Powdered sugar, cherry koolaid, light green apple and very little else. Tons of carbonation and a reasonable body for it size, but just offensively artificial. Like you took an american wheat and dumped 5 cherry pixie sticks in it. No thanks


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