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

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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maris (1352) - 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 (5161) - 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 (3179) - 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?

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (7484) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 24, 2014
pours hazy golden orange with a shy off-white head showing some retention and leaving some lacing. toasted fruity malts - mostly oranges and apricots, touch of tart fruits - or is it carbonic acid?, some green tea, citrus, leafy green notes, pinch of dirt. lively to average carbonation - slightly disturbing, light body, dry and bittering grassy-herbal-fruity-spicy finish. not your classic esb/bitter. interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
high_on_hops (807) - Burlingame, California, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Pours a medium gold with a thick off-white head and some lacing. The aroma is slightly spicy and earthy hops with a malt background. The flavor is malty with a hoppy background and sweet finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nimbleprop (7202) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2014
375ml bottle pours a murky, burnt orange with some fizzy, white head, Nose has some bread crust, some dried malt, some lemon and orange peel, but a lot of that uber pithiness that comes with too much early hopping. Flavor is pretty much the same, bread crust, turbinado sugar, some cracker, then loads of citrus pith. Over carbonation doesn’t help the pithiness or the mouthfeel. Not really good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Usual caramel and toffee bitter ale aromas, surprise of grassy, spicy hops, which explains the name. Deep amber color, moderate carbonation. Sweet mellow start, long bitter finish. Crisp and crackling, although softer on departure. Way more actual bitterness than the usual English ESB, and thus more enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (43245) - 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 (5506) - 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


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