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Brewed by Moa Brewing Company
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Marlborough, New Zealand
Serve in English pint

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Moa Five Hop is a New Zealand take on a traditional English ale. A range of Nelson Hops including Cascade, Pacifica, Motueka, Hallertau and Sauvin give Moa Five Hop a savoury, hoppy nose and creamy, honeyed characters on the palate. A well-balanced companion to any meal.

Tasting Notes
Moa Five Hop Winter Ale utilises pilsner, Vienna, Munich and crystal malts to produce a distinctive mouth feel and flavour. New Zealand grown B Saaz and Hallertau aroma hops are used to produce an ale with an extremely high bitterness. An English ale yeast completes this ‘Brewer’s Beer’. Moa Five Hop is a strong ale fermented at warm temperatures to maximise aromatic and floral aromas. The English ale yeast provides a low apparent attenuation and sweeter finish. Bottle conditioned, Moa Five Hop will age well. Moa Five Hop is best served at approximately 9-11˚C in a tulip glass.

Awards
Gold – Australian Intl. Beer Awards
Silver – Australian Intl. Beer Awards
Bronze – Brewing Industry Intl. Awards


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJestersBeer (2257) - SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2014
375ml bottle. Clear, medium amber, white head. Oaky, spicy aroma, caramel, wood, vanilla, yeast, dried fruit. Off-dry, medium body and bitterness, balanced CO2. Oaky, spicy taste, vanilla, apricot, caramel, refreshingly sour. OK, but slightly thin. (2014-09-24)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fitwitchik (408) - Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass amber orange with a huge beige head. Aroma is citrus & crackers. Flavor is all over here with hops, funk, bread. And all these flavors actually work & balance well. Very complex & very enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shark_Pants (449) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 19, 2014
Cloudy burnt orange colour with small persistent off-white head. Reasonably subdued aroma but hints of grapefruit are present. The taste is multigrain bread at first until some funk from the yeast and a light honey sweetness kick in. Finishes dry and bitter. Peppery on the tongue but smooth down the hatch. Not too bad at all.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VT (1795) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
375 ml bottle shared with the Quebec City crew. Pours a very cloudy orange with a creamy, resilient white head. Aroma is yeast, herbal hops, fruity, grapefruits. Flavor is yeasty, bread, herbal, fruity. Finish is citrus, grass, some mineral and...skunk! Lingering tartness. Medium body, average to strong carbonation.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Niksko (480) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2014
Pours a darkish orange with a large bubbled off white head. Pretty aromatically challenged. Apparently there is nelson in here, but you could have fooled me. Smells like wet cardboard, a vague citric/metallic tang. Flavor is some citrus, a little more cardboard, prickly carbonation, herbal bitter finish. I hope this is just a bad bottle. It was from Dan Murphy’s after all, but this is disappointing.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joe19612 (2137) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
Tap. Pours a mid brown colour with a thick white head, aroma is all malt and hops, taste is light and bitter with a dry bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
heyheyguesswho (23) - - JUL 27, 2014
Beautifully balanced beer. Slightly dark, heavy and hoppy. Very heady, slightly misty and excellent aroma.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (8548) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2014
375 ml bottle. O'Hara's, Tampere, Finland. Clear amber golden colour with a tiny off-white head. Fruity hops, lots of fruity sweetness and mild bitterness in the aroma. The flavour is resiny and fruity hops, a plethora of sweetness and mild bitterness. Drinkable but a bit too sweet for me. Blah... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dervock (607) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle - pours hazy dark copper with a big off white head. Orange citrus, honey and some floral notes ( was a bit colder than should have been). Looks of citrus and bitterness with a lighter lingering finish. Mouthfeel was a bit thin on the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocJitsu (1264) - Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Pours a clear copper-amber with a nice, long lasting eggshell colored head. Mild malty nose with not much of a hop presence. Nice balance of far flavor with the malt backbone. Refreshing lightly oily mouthfeel with ample carbonation scrub.


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