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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


ben4321's rating

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (3916) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Location: 12.7 oz cork and caged bottle from Total Wine-McLean, 2/5/13

Aroma: The nose is extremely sweet, with lots of fruit on the nose: berries, cherries, etc
Appearance: It pours a hazed golden-orange color with a small froth of white head
Flavor: It tastes rather sweet, but it has enough of something to keep the sweetness a little in balance
Palate: The body is fairly light, it clean feel, soft-to-average carbonation, and is minimally cloying
Overall Impression: I figured I’d drink this one "mid-afternoon," since that is the time it is most commonly enjoyed. Anyway, this is an interesting one. It is rather sweet and fruity, which is not something I always enjoy, but the fruitiness works pretty well here. Overall, a very solid fruit beer. Even though it is sweet, the sweetness isn’t too cloying. Nicely done. I could see drinking this one for breakfast.


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cybercat (3315) - 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 (1452) - 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 (929) - 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 (7812) - 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 (1238) - 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 (2283) - 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 (14287) - 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 (2331) - 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 (11942) - 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 (953) - 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.


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