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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StevieT (774) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
magpieken (75) - - APR 28, 2014
Pours a light reddish brown with a nice head. Goes down nicely with a solid hit of hops.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crazymorton (19) - - 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.

3.9
   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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ALLOVATE (2487) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 26, 2014
From the all-class, cork stoppered bottle, at just on cool and into a snifter. Hazy with a fiery sheen to its ruddy copper body. Head went up then went down to leave a mere frothy ring on the meniscus. Sticky, caramelised citrus nose with nuances of pine, stinging nettles, eucalypt, camphor, bready yeast and rose petals. Considering the sweetness of the aroma I expected this to be a sugary, estery bomb but it is relatively dry on the palate. Firm, chewy mouthfeel with moderate spritz. Weedy, bitter, hop flower finish with a hint of pinewood and camphor. Blood orange and lime peel mid-palate with a touch of lemon grass makes it quite tight and tangy. A little roasted peanut and hazelnut husks builds as it warms further. Solid, bready and toasted malt backbone levels it out well. This is an interesting beer. Not refined, it is quite rough, rugged and raw but it works. Well balanced, refreshing and full of character. Very nice stuff!! (37,5cL, BB 05/11/15, Dan Murphy’s Currambine)

3.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerdedDave (627) - - MAR 16, 2014
deep amber color; not much of an aroma; a well balanced beer; light caramel malt and bitter hops; slightly fruity

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maris (1049) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2014
From a 375 ml bottle (with cork) or 9/3/2014. Pours a slightly murky golden orange with a big head. The aroma is light, fruity, spicy and yeasty. In the mouth, you encounter lots of sweet citrus fruit and a touch of honey which is more than matched by a very firm, long, spicy bitterness. Has a fullish body and medium carbonation. A quite pleasant drinking, which is probably most like an English pale ale in style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skortila (4648) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2014
On tap @ Moa, Blenheim. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. The aroma has citric fruitiness, flowers, hints of bread. Clear, copper-amber coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is light citric, light bitter, has some malty sweetness, hints of honey. Quite subtle.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DKL (46) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 2, 2014
Golden brown with a respectable white head and good lacing. Lovely toasty citrus aroma, good fruity flavour with a good dry finish. A solid effort from a reliable brewer

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (1571) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 24, 2014
Bottle shared by czar, thanks a lot man! Pours a dark golden with a medium white head that offers really good lacing. Nose is fruity and fresh, lightly floral. Taste is hoppy, fruity with a good malt base that doesn’t feel sweet ever. Body is medium, carbonation medium-high. Really nice! Must be really awesome when fresh?


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