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


on tap

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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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.

Gold – Australian Intl. Beer Awards
Silver – Australian Intl. Beer Awards
Bronze – Brewing Industry Intl. Awards

Pdubyah's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pdubyah (596) - Auckland, - MAR 1, 2013
Lacking in Aroma this has the look and the taste of a pretty good beer. I was dubious that this was a "throw the left-overs together and call it a special beer" but it isn’t. After a couple of sweeter Belgium beers this is a welcome and pleasing change of pace, Very nice cage and cork delivery, very nice in the glass, get in!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OsuStu (194) - - MAY 1, 2016
Draft. Clear amber color with no head to speak of. Visible effervescence. Aroma of cereals, apples, caramel. Quite malty. Caramel, very mild hops, straw. Light body. Bitter, nearly sour aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DylansDad (558) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 3, 2016
Aroma of earthy, sweet spices, nougat, peanut brittle, caramel. Tatse the same quite dry and more spice at the end. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
canadiankiwi (135) - NEW ZEALAND - FEB 26, 2016
Poured from tap a dark Amber with medium head. You can feel the spice through and through. Hits you from the start and followed through in the taste. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leduardol (108) - - FEB 20, 2016
Coloração marrom com creme farto e duradouro. Creme bege. Boa carbonatação, corpo leve, sabor intenso Herbal e floral. Notas fortes de malte, e final de amargor médio e picante. Sente-se todas as notas dos lúpulos de aroma e amargor. Álcool bem inserido com aromas de caramelo e floral. Garra verde escura, personalizado e bem pesada com arrolhamento de espumante. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GuideDogSaint (1028) - Xiamen, CHINA - JAN 29, 2016
330ml bottle at Beer Station, Xiamen on 16 Jan. Pours hazy amber with a white head. Aroma of pine and hops with vanilla. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nazbion (230) - Tübingen, GERMANY - NOV 11, 2015
Pours cloudy amber with frothy persistent beige head. Aroma of citrus, caramel, earthy notes, a bit floral. Taste is light sweet, citric, malty. Soft carbonation, smooth mouthfeel. Interesting brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (9430) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2015
500 ml bottle at the restaurant "Chophouse" in Sydney, on October 14, 2015.
Clear brown color, off-white to tan head. Malty, light toasted, earthy hoppy scent. Herbal, floral, hoppy taste. Bitter aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Feels fairly dry and attenuated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EXE (2) - Nelson, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 22, 2015 does not count
Lingering head. Beautiful clear amber, typical of an ESB. A bit too hoppy for this style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
digopossobon (374) - MACAE, BRAZIL - AUG 19, 2015
A: floral, A: golden, white foam, T: medium bitterness, citrus, good spiceness P: medium body, long finish, bitter, O: Very balanced beer. The spice is the best thing about it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Carlowxxx (134) - Carlow, IRELAND - AUG 8, 2015
bottle 500ml, good reddish thick appearance, nice level of fizz , taste is little bit lacking but it is well balanced , kind of like a full bodied ale with hint of citrus notes , finish is quite clean but with a little bit of roasty notes.

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