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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


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (2742) - - JAN 27, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2013 Bottle in Auckland from New World Metro
Hazy pale amber with think white head. Slightly tart lime sherbert nose with some wheat spice, Fine carbonation, medium bodied. light bitterness with a kiss of cherry flavour. Dry finish...saisonesque. a nice beer but not sure its for breakfast...


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjuf1853 (1227) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Bottle pours a mostly clear pale yellow color with a foamed white head. Zero lacing until you give the beer a gentle swirl and even then the head disappears after only a few seconds. Aroma and flavor are sweet and fruity, but in an artificial way reminiscent of Smarties candy or something else similar. Champagne-like mouthfeel that is fairly dry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (1442) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours golden, floral orange and peach nose, quite fruity and dry taste, floral.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (13935) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2014
bottle at home ... golden amber ... thin white lacing ... soft sweet floral orange ...light medicinal cherry fruit nose ... soft fizzy zezt ... banana bakewell ... wierd .. not bad ... but something not quite right for me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (2149) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle. Golden with white head. Big cherry aroma up front, some banana. Taste of cherry and banana, some earthy wheat. Crisp and refreshing. I like this

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2014
(375ml bottle) Pours a lightly hazy golden body with a moderate white head. Aroma of florals, cherry, wheat, and orange. Flavor of wheat, lime, apple, almond, toffee, and cherry.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocJitsu (826) - 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.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
probstblueribbon (2858) - 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?

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SlimHabib (114) - 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

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
andrewje41 (311) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
czar (4110) - 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.


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