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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: 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 4įC in a pilsner glass.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jookos (5509) - 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 (1961) - 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 (4112) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pdubyah (636) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 12, 2013
Not for me. This has a fine aroma of fruit or flowers, that moves to a sherbet. Then you get a mouthful of something that is chemical concoction between bubble gum and something sour. very short palate, no length of cary, very thin. It looks great in the glass, and the packaging is superb. However looks and appearance donít match and this fails the crucial taste test.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2013
1st May 2013
Light haze on this gold beer, tiny white head. Palate is light and a little crisp. Smooth and semi dry pale malt. Mild minerals. Touches of sweet apple and bubblegum ester. Semi dry finish. Itís all quite acetic and estery but oddly, quite drinkable!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5683) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Crisp, clear golden coloured body with a very thin white head that fades relatively fast. Aroma of pure blackberries, a lot of rasberries, a hint of black currants and some hay and grass in the mix with a touch of yeast - nice very fruity smell, even on the cork. Light to Medium-bodied; Assertive effervescence with a pungent raspberry and blackberry flavours coupled with some malt, alcohol, hay, grass, hops and a kick of yeast. Aftertaste shows pretty much only fruit, but some light hay and grass notes are there - sort of like a glass of champagne mixed with fresh berries. Overall, a decent beer, if interesting, but the combination doesnít show too well to me - Iíd rather have a fruitier beer with more malt or a dry beer with barnyardie flavours and less fruit notes. Still, great to try and good if you like dry fruit beers with more of a saison texture and feel, but a pungent fruit note. I sampled this 37,5 cL split bottle purchased from Total Wine in McLean, Virginia on 04-January-2013 for US$4.99 sampled at home in Washington on 07-October-2013.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (6342) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2013
Bottle. One of the most inviting smelling beers Iíve opened in a long, long time ... full of fresh springy sweetness and floral appeal. Sudsy and light colored, this isnít what I expected for a beer labeled "breakfast" but what the heck. I guess itís more juice than coffee. Drinks with a beautiful herbal character, sweet with cherries and light grass, this is good stuff. Delish. (#5274, 10/1/2013)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
magsinva (1105) - Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Bottle from Hop City Birmingham - pours clear gold, very, very aggressive foaming. When I removed the cage from the bottle, the cork hit the ceiling seconds later. The bottle had been sitting in the fridge for a couple days, so I was quite surprised by the show. Aroma reminds me of cherry limeade from sonic. Cloyingly sweet. Weird.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Bottle shared by Bobby. Hazed yellow pour with a white head. Smells like fruity pebbles, sugar, pear, and apple. Candy-like sweetness, grass, grape, and cherry fruit snacks. The flavor is incredibly sweet. Candied fruit all over the place. Grape, pear, apple, and cherry fruit snacks. Kind of a Jello thing going on.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (5599) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2013
375ml cork and caged. Poured a hazy golden yellow body with a smaller frothy white head. Aroma is not good, very sweet, cherry, puke, medicinal, bubble gum and dough. Super fizzy body with overly strong carbonation and a lingering tingle from the heavy carbonation. Flavor of cherry, bubble gum, club soda, bread, medicine. Blah......

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