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Moa Breakfast

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49
85
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Formerly brewed at Moa Brewing Company
Style: Fruit Beer/Radler
Marlborough, New Zealand
Serve in Flute, Shaker

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 4įC in a pilsner glass.

Awards
Silver - Asia Beer Awards


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (5499) - 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 (4065) - 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. Itís 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 (1047) - 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 (16) - - 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 (3461) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle purchased at Nugget in Woodland. The aroma on this is fucked! Itís a cross between mothball and Grey Poupon Mustard. Light underlying peach is also there. What the fuck? Smells like my Great Aunt Ethelís 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 itís 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 (4828) - 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!!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Panzuriel (1384) - 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 (2911) - 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 (2731) - 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 donít 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 (891) - 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.


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