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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: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RumRunner101 (803) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 11, 2013
Pours a deep amber with a thick, off-white head. Aroma is dried fruits, pine, toffee - very malt forward. Body has the same malt complexity as the nose with a lingering bitter finish. This is great.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Bottle, cork and cage. Pour is cloudy dark amber with a foamy tan head. Aroma is medium roasted malt, slight toast to it, yeast comes through, some lemony and pine hops. Taste is rich luscious malt, roasted and toast coming through, layers of earthy and light citrus hops, caramel and light toffee, bitterness develops and dries out to a great finish.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
WheatKing (1305) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle from The Warehouse, Phnom Penh. This is the only non-Belgian brewer of full-flavoured beer I’ve seen in Cambodia. These guys really have a wide distribution, they’ve recently arrived in Canada too. Gushing amber. Nose is wine, tropical fruit, pine, floral. Flavour has some peppery qualities to it, nice moderate bitterness. Mouthfeel is really nice and creamy, unfortunately the finish is odd to me -- tannic -- which knocks this down a lot; not sure what exactly caused that.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gripweed57 (755) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2013
375 ml corked and caged bottle. Cloudy toffee colored liquid topped by a small creamy beige head. Soft toasted malt nose with hints of piney hops. Toasted malt flavor quickly turns to bitter hops. Some tart lemony character with spicy peppery undertones combine with subtle smokey maltiness. Finishes tart with a dry hoppiness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ShaneJ (561) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2013
Bottle from Beer Cartel. Orang/amber, nice balance of malt and hops, spicy, citrus, some alcohol warmth. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (5834) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle. Orange with a white head. The aroma is full of toffee and grass. The flavor is a bit more complex. I get some grass, toffee, caramel and some light orange citrus. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK (3478) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Bottle from great spirits. Pours brown with an inch of khaki foam that disappears fairly quickly. Has a bit of malt on the nose. A bit of hop bite on the finish. Solid.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (9059) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Bottle. Poured an amber color with a large sized off white head. Floral hops, citrus, grains, and toasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fletchfighters (1117) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2013
375 ml into a tulip Corked and caged Hazy orange amber color, one finger light brown head. Nice looking carbonation and good head retention. Lots of orange, candied orange and caramel backbone. Good nose. Vibrant and fresh. Orange, pine and grapefruit bitterness with enough caramel to subdue it. Just some touches of plastic but not enough to hurt it. Lively carbonation and feel. Medium bodied with the right amount of carbonation. Solid ESB/ APA whatever. Good beer

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jado (563) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUN 4, 2013
Great to look at - a clear rich sunset amber with a fluffy white head. Noble hops are prominent in the nose, along with lighter scents of vanilla, lemon, bread and pepper. Taste has some rich malt up front with a hop bite in the mid-palate. Citrus, vanilla, cloves and cinnamon come through at the end. Fresh, clean finish with a spicy aftertaste. Smooth, complex and really nice.


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