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Moa Breakfast

Formerly brewed at Moa Brewing Company
Style: Fruit Beer
Marlborough, New Zealand
Serve in Flute, Shaker


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RATINGS: 198   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocJitsu (1717) - 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 (3728) - 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 (407) - 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 (2967) - 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 (7892) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ARMed (625) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2014
An excellent beer that would be perfect for a breakfast champagne! Very citrusy and fruity aroma and flavor. Good crisp taste and finish. Nice carbonation but lacking a head. Sweet bananas and mango flavors. Very nice brew! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
edsspoon (871) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2014
Pours golden with a bubbly white head that quickly fades to a ring. Got a bit of sediment in the glass which made it cloudy. Aroma of cherry, banana, yeast and pine. Taste is hops, some cereal, cherry, mild bitterness and lots of sweetness, some hints of herbs also. It’s pretty pleasant but also quite a strange beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAR 20, 2014
The bottle looked really nice from whole foods so i grabbed it. it did not perform however. too thin with no real flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Pale gold. Fruity aroma with champagne like palate. Firewood, banana, slight smoke. Sticky mouthfeel that lasts on the tongue. Big fruit is the theme of this brew leaning well towards the sweet side. Very low hop bitterness gives it a slight dry finish that has a Chipotle like peppery taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dogbrick (11654) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Sample at Falling Rock. Hazy straw color with a thin white head that evaporates quickly to an outer ring. Spotty lacing. Aroma of malt, fruit and wheat in the nose. Light-bodied with flavors of fruity wheat, grainy malt and vanilla. The finish is malty up front with an off fruit aftertaste. Below average overall.

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