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Moa Breakfast

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
hman43 (879) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Barreras (1471) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Pours a cloudy yellow color with a banana and grape aroma. Taste is fruity mixed with floral. A slight lasting hops taste on the palate after the swallow. Some mild clove, and fruit throughout the beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
degbert (1568) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Bottle. Interesting. Pours a hazy light gold with a high, fine-grained white head. Nose is immensely cherry; I could smell it all the way across the table. There were also vanilla, almond, and toasty notes involved. Nowhere near as sweet as I expected from the nose; dry, round with a nutty, bitter edge. Finish was long, with increased nutty bitterness; drinkable but still substantial. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hermod (5460) - Vantaa, FINLAND - OCT 22, 2013
Bottle @Olutexpo, Helsinki. Poured hazy dark yellow with a white head. Very fruity aroma, pineapple, orange and light spicy notes. Flavor is the same mix of orange and pineapple juice, some light soury notes in the finish. Easy to drink, light bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (5392) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Aroma is cherries/berries, zesty yeast lemons and tropical fruit. The flavor is lemons, cherries, malts, fruit, spritzy texture and tart/tangy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Serving: Draft. It pours a hazy, light amber color with a small white head. Odd nose that is very fruity. The flavor is sweet with notes of grain and fruit that I can’t quite place. Like some sort of cherry strawberry mix. Light body. While it’s not offensive, it’s not my mug of beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RexTalionis (3379) - FINLAND - OCT 21, 2013
Unclear yellowgolden in color with a small whitish head. Bit of hay, some pineapple in aroma. Quite fruity indeed. Taste has got same strong notes of pineapple. Would suite well as a morning juice perhaps, atleast considering the overwhelming notes of pineapple that’s present in this one.’

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jookos (4620) - FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle@blackdoor. Yellow hazy. Very candi bubblegum fruity nose. Cantalope, watermelon, some,citrus. Pale malts. Dry body, slight bitter. Pale malts. Nice. Super fruity, almost annoyingly pop- like.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kingstoni (1865) - FINLAND - OCT 18, 2013
Bottle. Slightly hazy golden color with a thin white head. Aroma of cherry and orange candy. Sweet taste. Lively carbonation.

-- via beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Kavu (3695) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 18, 2013
0,15l on tap @ OlutExpo 2013. Pours hazy golden with a medium head. Aroma is some malts with loads of cherries. Flavor is malts and artificial cherries. Not bad, just not my cup of tea.

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