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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


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Panzuriel (1291) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Moa Breakfast is a medium hazy light golden liquid with a full head of tiny white bubbles and active carbonation. Nose is crisp and has elements of citrus and stone fruit. There is also an element of earthy funkiness which is different for sure. Taste is light and crisp faint hints of apricots and wheat. Mild hops. Body is fluid but fizzy. Finishes with a lingering hint of earth and malt. A very light, crisp and clean fruit beer.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ron (2458) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2013
During a night of drinking, we stopped in Nathaniels and I took a chance on this without knowing the style, but the bottle looked nice. Yuck, a fruit beer. Poured a hazy straw body. Aroma is moderately sweet, cherry, light cereal, grape. Taste is moderately sweet, cherry, light grape, cereal. I guess might have been better received on a hot day of lawn cutting.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (2233) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Bottle from colonial spirits. Holy shit that smells like fruit loops. Pours a mostly clear medium golden color with a huge fluffy white head that persists forever. Very fruity aroma, cherry, raspberry, banana, powdered sugar, with hints of clove and a light yeasty phenol. The flavor is sweet and fruity less like fruit loops but more like skittles. Sweet sugar mixed with strawberry, raspberry, cherry and banana. Lingering sweet fruity sugary flavor long after every sip. Medium body with a spirited level of carbonation and a sweet slick bubbly mouthfeel. This is certainly different, but I really enjoyed it. The flavors are kind of artificial but they don’t hit you over the head or cloy. I could drink this again, and given the price I might just do that. About half what that other New Zealand brewery that distributes here charges and in a much cooler bottle.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SpongeRuiner (676) - Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2013
A big bubblegum smell and taste. A little peppery in the back taste. Very clean. Really different. A strange beer for sure. Thanks Mike.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kiwianer (3319) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 15, 2013
The head is medium. It smells medicine, strange, a bit sour, malty. The taste is bit dry, fruity, medicine. Overall not so good

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kaser (2541) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Poured from bottle at northside cafe. They had this listed under stout in accident or I wouldn't have ordered this fruity pile of hell. It actually wasn't bad. Could see why the call it a breakfast beer - light and fruity.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
tectactoe (1524) - Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Mike! Bright, burnt gold body with a foamy, fizzy white head... Looks like a gueuze. Aroma is cherry bubblegum. Seriously... Cherry flavored Double Bubble. Sweet cherry, wheat, faint yeast. Medicinal. Taste isn’t as sweet as aroma indicates. Dry bubblegum yeast, dry cherry flavors, hefty wheat finish. Aftertaste is blunted quick without much finish. Mild floral hop notes. Different, strange... not terrible but very "meh".

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (2924) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 10, 2013
375ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours a clear straw yellow with a decent white head, quite high carbonation, which is explained by the lager base beer I guess. Aromas of cherries and almond. Very strong considering no colour has come through from the fruit to the beer (unless they were yellow cherries...? who knows...). Taste has a light sweetness and something like sherbet. Palate gets a bit cloying towards the end, and the finish builds up some astringency. Otherwise quite a nice beer.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
maxwelldeux (3500) - Everett, Washington, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Bottle. The first thing that hits me is that this is massively fruity in the smell, with a lot of cherries coming off it (which I happen to detest). Taste is pretty heavily cherry laden as well, with just a hint of nuttiness coming through underneath. Not a fan of this one.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
hman43 (311) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Has a strong fruit aroma that is very sweet with cherries, and a trace of vanilla and banana. It is a straw color with a white head. The head is rather thick. It has a sweet fruity taste that is dominated by cherries and bananas. There is also a strong hint of almond. Overall, if you enjoy fruity things, you will enjoy this. This brews banana power does make for a wicked after taste and not in a good way.


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