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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: 174   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
high_on_hops (582) - 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 (4424) - 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 (435) - , 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 (5166) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Howlader (660) - - FEB 1, 2014
Taster from the Bowery Whole Foods in New York. Pretty boring, not a lot of flavour here.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
ClarkVV (3891) - 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

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tonkun (756) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle. Hazy golden pour with a big white head. Cherries , banana, bread, almost a fruitier champagne-like aroma. I like the aroma. The taste is disappointing. Very light, one dimensional, slight fruits but short and watery finish.

3.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
HoppyBrewnette (15) - - JAN 1, 2014
Aroma: like new plastic and tart raspberries. Appearance: cloudy straw colored wheat beer with a small white head. Flavors: Freeze-dried raspberries and wheat with an alcoholic, dark-Belgian- beer-like finish that lingers. Aftertaste is a little sweet, with raspberry character. Palate: medium carbonic bite. Medium-light mouthfeel I really enjoy this beer because it has a low profile raspberry flavor that is in no way sweet. It is more tart, and maintains a true Belgian beer character. The alcohol is apparent but not overly so. Overall, it is an easy drink and would probably pair well with most food. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
DYCSoccer17 (3288) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle purchased at Nugget in Woodland. The aroma on this is fucked! It’s a cross between mothball and Grey Poupon Mustard. Light underlying peach is also there. What the fuck? Smells like my Great Aunt Ethel’s house. Slightly hazed piss yellow body with a small, rapidly dissipating fizzy white head. Starts with a shit ton of spritzy carbonation, which essential hides any and all flavors. Light peach comes through in the middle with some orange rind. Finishes with mineral character, and a mild bitterness. Not sure what the hell this is, but it’s really not enjoyable at all. So freaking carbonated.

3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4580) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
A little gem sampled in Colorado I believe. Red licorice aroma. Flavour is light but the aroma is amazing!!


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