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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tiong (4275) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
330ml bottle @ OlutExpo 2013

Pours dark orange with a thick smooth head. Aroma of grainy malts, earthy notes and grass. Taste is malty, bready and grainy with some grassy notes. Finish is grainy and bready. A bit unbalanced.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (6426) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
33 cl bottle @ Olutexpo 2013
Served from a bottle too warm
Aroma has resiny malt and some berries. Flavour has berries, mineral notes, some caramel and wood. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (12436) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Clear orange with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - fruity and spicy. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 121013

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chrisv10 (11911) - DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle, 6.2%. Hazy amber/orange with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, fruit and hop. Flavour is malt, fruit, caramel, medium sweet, hop, little rip fruit and a little bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (14423) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, fruits, bitter hops, little flowers and malt. Semi high carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (4382) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Location: 12.7 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 9/29/13

Aroma: The nose has some bready malts, yeast, spice, and a good bit of fruit
Appearance: It pours a hazed dark orange color with a frothy tan head and sticky lacework
Flavor: The taste is clean and malty, some fruity flavors mid-plate, and some spice on the finish
Palate: The body is light-medium, with a clean feel, soft carbonation, and a somewhat dry finish
Overall Impression: Not a bad one at all, but nothing special either. I wouldn’t have guessed this one at over 4.5%, so it feels quite sessionable even if the ABV is easily clear of 5%. Not a standout, but I have no complaints either...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiwianer (3413) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 18, 2013
My first beer from New Zealand! Drinking it in Brew on Quay in Auckland! The head is good, the body amber-brown and clear. It smells sweet, hoparomatic, different hoppy, aromatic, fruity, bit flowery, bitter-intensive, The taste is hoparomatic, bit bitter-flowery, fruity, aromatic, bit malty, delicious. 12/13/12/12/-/12

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RumRunner101 (839) - 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 (1319) - 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.


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