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


on tap

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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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.

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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joe19612 (2064) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (8245) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dervock (553) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocJitsu (1180) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
LesArgen (249) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2014
I’m not an ESB fan, so take that into account. The aroma is a pleasant mix of orange peel, caramel, bread, a little spice and plenty of hops too. The taste is hoppy and dry, but there’s an unpleasant metallic aftertaste and the length is quite short.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StevieT (912) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 24, 2014
From a 375ml bottle. Pours a cloudy orange caramel, tiny white head, fresh hop aroma with a hint of malt, mild bitter finish. Worth every cent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
magpieken (101) - - APR 28, 2014
Pours a light reddish brown with a nice head. Goes down nicely with a solid hit of hops.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crazymorton (19) - AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2014
resin, caramel, leaves, cloudy, amber, frothy, light sweetness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter, slightly less fruity than i like. although a nice beer before dinner.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ellery (28) - AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2014
Another great beer from the New Zealand boys, lovely reddish colour, big floral nose and beautiful big bold hop flavours with a lingering bitter finish

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