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Moa Breakfast

 (RETIRED)
overall
49
85
style
Formerly brewed at Moa Brewing Company
Style: Fruit Beer/Radler
Marlborough, New Zealand
Serve in Flute, Shaker

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Regional Distribution

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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 4°C in a pilsner glass.

Awards
Silver - Asia Beer Awards


Dixonian's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle. Drank on air during the Bottoms up Dallas radio show - the cork nearly took someone’s eye out upon opening. Golden amber pour with some fluffy head. Nose is bready malt, cherry, wheat. Flavor is fruity and light- would actually work well for breakfast/brunch. Sweet grains, nutty, slightly tart.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cavie (3984) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2015
Enjoyed at BTBF 2015. Cloudy yellow appearance. Fruity, pineapple nose. Sweet tart fruit flavor. Not bad!!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fratto (2803) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2015
Bottle from Little Red Wasp. Light, hazy pour with a big white head. Aroma is floral, light fruit, and grain. Taste is similar with a little tartness. Dry finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bhops (432) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Pours gold w slight haze. A little fizzy w unsustained head. Aroma is sweet like apple juice. Flavor is sugar sweet bubble gum with cereal and slight citrus background. Thin and light. Enjoyable for what it's trying to be. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Reimer96 (1451) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2015
Pours a hazy reddish pink with a small white ring. Aroma of tart cherries, sweet fruit and that’s all but in a nice bouquet balance. Taste is much of the same with a light amount of cherry and tartness in the profile balanced with malt profile... Great beer for making beer cocktails with.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
vipinvelp (2632) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2015
Dark yellow, white lacing foam head. Promising fresh fruity aroma, however no fruit flavors present in taste. Very wheat dominated, pitty. (Houston 201501)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevd193213 (901) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Draught. Golden pour with a thick fizzy head. Solid lacing. Aroma of cherries, earthy hops and grapes. Dry finish.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DialSquare (3195) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Corked bottle from Kenny Rd Market. Gold pour with thin bright white head and visible carbonation. Aroma of strong berry bubblegum. Tastes are black cherry, artificial sweetness, wheat/grain, light banana. Bit of a cough syrup vibe here. Highly carbonated. Not for me.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
AAEA (181) - California, USA - JAN 4, 2015
12.7 Fl OZ ($4.99) very unique beer. has a lot going on in the flavor department. comes off as a champagne rather than a beer. flavor is good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (7048) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
[6468-20140708] Bottle. Fragrant fruity cherry liquorice aroma. Slightly hazy, pale yellow body with a quick foamy white head. Light syrupy cherry flavour. Light-medium body. Interesting. (6/3/7-/3/13) 3.2
(Tasting at cgarvieuk’s, w/ him, BenH, jercraigs, Stuu666, others)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (3167) - Michigan, USA - OCT 30, 2014
375 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lightly tart cherry, lemon, white grape, white wine, berries, wheat, cracker, herbal, floral, grass, and herbal/floral earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of bright/floral hops, cherry, and pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of lightly tart cherry, lemon, white grape, white wine, berries, wheat, cracker, herbal, floral, grass, and herbal/floral earthiness. Fair amount of earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of cherry, lemon, white grape, white wine, berries, wheat, cracker, grass, and herbal/floral earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Very nice balance and complexity of bright/earthy hops, cherry, and pale malt flavors; with a nice crisp malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly dry mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice fruited lager style. All around good balance, robustness, and complexity of bright/earthy hops, cherry, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.


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