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Brewed by Moa Brewing Company
Style: Fruit Beer/Radler
Blenheim, New Zealand
Serve in Flute, Shaker

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 179   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


inceptioj's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
inceptioj (49) - Dunedin, - DEC 28, 2011
Very sweet and delicate and light. Hints of banana and summer fruits and possibly some bubblegum. I enjoyed it immensely, although I probably wouldn’t have it with breakfast.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
George999 (53) - Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Nice citrus fruity aroma, good cloudy wheat beer, highly carbonated, a bit skunky smell, but not skunky flavor. Good on a hot day. Refreshing

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"Quite the interesting brew that I really didn’t expecting from and found myself pleasantly surprised by its uniqueness. The only thing I thought going in was fruity pebbles, which I was told it tasted like. Didn’t know a style (still don’t really). Upon the pour initial aroma is perfumey hops... Then some hard to place light fruitiness atop a nice, light refreshing body. Taste similar, but also has a hint of vanilla and is slightly more obviously cherries. "

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cybercat (3380) - Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Pours a fairly clear solar yellow with a thick eggshell head. Aroma is more fruity than wheaty, not strong, but inviting. Wheaty flavor has a firm fruity note, equal parts pear and citrus, a bit thin but still refreshing. Texture has average thickness and not a whole lot of fizz. Well, have it for breakfast.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1477) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Best before July 24, 2014.
Glass: Duvel tulip.
Appearance: Clear golden body with a dense and creamy white head.
Aroma: Big sweet cherry, bordering on medicinal and candy. There’s a hint of tartness with some banana and vanilla as well. This smells nice, but a bit too pungent with the cherries and a bit too medicinal.
Taste: Big bold banana, cherry and vanilla. The finish lingers a bit of Dum-Dum Cherry Pop.
Palate: Creamy and full.
Overall: Overall this is a very pleasant beer that is bold in fruit flavors with a great mouthfeel. I would like this fresher to really gauge it, but it drinks fine now.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
monk191 (985) - California, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Actually, a nice refreshing beer, could see it being a good breakfast beer, like a mimosa almost. Pours a gross clear yellow. Smells great, tropical fruit, grapefruit and white cherry. Taste is lots of fruit, peach, cherry and tropical flavors. A white wine aftertaste. Smooth and refreshing. Had in the bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (7921) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
2014-07-08. Hazy yellow body small white head. 3+ Aroma is quite fruity, sort of banana meets cherry. Flavour is quite fruity, sort of banana like, cherry when I look for it. Average bodied palate, soft carbonation. Mild but quaffable. Bottle, Tasting at cgarvieuk’s, Edinburgh

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjuf1853 (1241) - 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 (2850) - 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 (14706) - 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 (2387) - 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


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