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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: 177   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


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
walkingstd (20) - - MAR 4, 2012
Name initially attracted me to this beer. Would it be a gimmick? No! The cherry aromas give way to a floral tasting wheat beer, matched mine with eggs bene for breakfast. Creamy mouth feel. Best enjoyed in an open balloon glass ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackEyePA (573) - USA - AUG 6, 2012
Really like the grape/cherry aroma taste from the NS hops, soft pillowy floral notes. Light straw in color. Has light touches all throughout, malt holds back and hops stand on their own to showcase the fruitiness of Nelson hops and very light cherry. Complex and well brewed

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
unclemattie (4191) - Georgia, USA - SEP 9, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2012 375mL, caged & corked MOA bottle. Very floral nose of tart cherries. Some wheat, some pineapple. Mostly tart cherries, not unlike a fruit Lambic. Pours golden, white ring of foam. Pilsner like bite, sharp grassy character layered in between the malts and fruit addition. Wheat really comes out in the flavor with the underlining of cherry essence. A well done fruit beer. Light and refreshing. Medium bodied, yet heavy enough to enjoy at a nice brunch. The beer improves tremendously as it opens up. The cherry tartness begins to escape and leave the sweet cherry character behind. Very well made, it has traveled nicely as well. Anyone who rates this low does not really appreciate how gentle a wheat beer could be. (3454)

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Effatory (1) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - JUL 25, 2013 does not count
I really like this beer. It's pretty light yet has more of a complex character then you would expect. Easily one of my favorite beers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
StuartCarter (21) - Alabama, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Aroma: cherries. It really isn’t subtle here! Appearance: beautiful golden yellow. Head collapses to a thin lacing. Taste: stunning. Very rich and fruity, but not sweet. No strong after taste - it drops its flavour and goes, leaving just a faint hint of cherry fruitiness at the back of the mouth. Very quaffable!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2580) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Huge cork explosion high in the air to Vince’s backyard. The wheat pours mostly clear lemon color with a white head. The aroma brings sweet natural cherry bubble game, as Vince said like you are at a carnival, with a bit of underlying wheat lemon like notes. The flavor of starts off sweet and a bit bubbly in the mouth with the cherry flavors settling a bit floral and springy on the tongue, velvety and pleasant.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Pours a clear pale straw color which results in an explosive three finger that quickly collapses to a thin lacing dies down. Tons of lively carbonation and bubble trails lends to a champagne-like appearance.Big aroma of cherry, bubblegum, and licorice are the first smells to land. A moderately malty toasted grain and floral hop notes help balance things out slightly. I also noted some underlying yeast.As the first sip settles on the front palate the first thing I noticed was a combination of Belgian yeast and cherry licorice follow by a very dry bitter bite similar to seltzer water. It’s a unique taste that it hard to put into words. I found it more pleasant as the pour warmed a bit. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic and bitter. The mouthfeel is highly carbonated and fairly light Finish is dry and lightly astringent. Very drinkable.Overall, I was somewhat impressed by this beer. Although, I have to admit, I picked it up partly because I thought the packaging was pretty cool and I liked the concept of a “Breakfast Beer.” This was my first Moa beer and while it was offbeat, I enjoyed the experience.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2013
12.7 fl oz / 375ml corked and caged bottle into a Samuel Adams glass. Served cold. Aroma: Bright and fruity cherries! A little spice maybe. This smells like good morning smiles. Appearance: Bright and kind of hazy, translucent yellow body with a rocky, very fluffy, very large white head that gradually fizzes away. Very bubbly body. Taste: Aw yeah, sweet and tart cherry. Nice light malty, bready flavor. It tastes like good fresh cherry jam on real bread. Really, really tasty. Palate: Very light body, but not watery at all. Bright. Fizzy. Refreshing. Overall: What a wonderful beer! I feel like I could drink this every morning with breakfast.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5831) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2012
cork and caged 12.7oz bottle .. . loud pop, cork hit molly .. . hazy gold .. . great lacing .. . solid mouth .. . light spice, leaves, and cereal .. . rustic beer, very enjoyable .. . . i didn’t know i couldn’t do that!?!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ronaldtheriot (1251) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Moa Breakfast has a very thick, fluffy, white head, nice, thick lacing on the glass, and a bright, yellow-golden appearance, with champagne-style bubble streams. The aroma and flavor are unusual, but one can smell wheat and strong fruitiness, and the taste is of white wheat bread, underlying cherries, pleasant bitterness, and other things I can’t describe. The alcohol does come into play in the back-end of the sip. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Moa Breakfast finishes crisp, clean, flinty, refreshing, sweet, and delicious. I think this is an outstanding flavored beer! RJT


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