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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: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Moa Five Hop winter ale shows the unique signatures of traditional North European bottle conditioning. Displaying a Nelson-dominant hoppy nose with a subtle oak character leaving extra smooth and creamy, honeyed characters on the palate. A well-balanced companion to eastern style spiced foods. Traditionally served just below room temperature.

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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2013

Bottle 375ml. corked.

Clear medium to dark amber orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, grass, fruity, dusty hops. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, old hops, fruity hops, malty, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20131012]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kaser (2604) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2013
Poured from bottle from blackwells. Cloudy dark orange. Tons of fluffy head. Dull malty aroma. Carmel bubbly and oak taste. Really odd. I guess good - haven't tried anything like it before

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (14669) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2013
6th November 2013
Light haze on this deep amber beer. Small pale cream coloured head. Palate is softish but has light minerally carbonation. Airy malt with whisper of cream and toffee. Hops are also light. A little floralness with lesser marmalde and just a touch of grape. Joins up quite well but I wanted more from a 5 NZ hop beer!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4606) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 14, 2013
Moderately hoppy, fizzy-foamy and yellow. Bit of that soda feel. Picked up in montana.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (1729) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Bottle from blackwelks.. dark cliudy orange with huge white head. Arona is nice clean.. Taste is crisp goid stuff

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (3084) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 9, 2013
375ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours clear amber brown with initially no head, but one eventually comes in to being.gentle toffee aromas, with light grape. Taste has more floral hops coming through, and a nice bitterness. Good creamy texture, bittersweet finish. Nice.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KeefOz (881) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - NOV 8, 2013
Presented in a cork and cage bottle. Upon pouring, the light tan foam filled the 20+cm tall glass to the rim, retained a while, then slowly collapsed – visually unappealing! It produced a hazy dark coppery coloured liquid and the eventual thin head that remained laced well. Aroma of sweet malt plus very earthy hops which makes it spice like. Tastes earthy followed by tangy citrus (a mix of grapefruit and orange) notes which remain for some time after each sip. Light body. Quite smooth and then dry with the lingering citrus notes. The citrus notes make it interesting and at the same time unusual but overall it’s not my style.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RexTalionis (2401) - FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
Bottled. Darker orange in color with a whitish head. Cellar notes, bit of grassyness and some overripe berries. Sweetish taste with some toffee, forrest berries and grainy notes.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hermod (3126) - Vantaa, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
Earthy, perfumy, hoppy aroma.flavor is earthy, dark fruity, hoppy, bitter. Light bodied.

-- rated with beerbasher

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjs (4535) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
(Bottle, 0.375 l, at OlutExpo 2013) The beer poured amber and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had fruitiness, malts and hops. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were was malts, fruitiness, hops and bitterness. Aftertaste was hoppy and bitter. A nice but dull brew.


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