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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: 134   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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (35055) - 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]

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2008
From bottle, 3B Papsoes New Zealand vs US blind tasting. Pours hazy orange with a diminished white head. Spiced and light hoppy fruity aroma. Flavour is light spiced hoppy with a little sharp edge. Light caramel malt with nice spice note on top. Lingering hoppy and spiced finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29281) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2008
Bottled. An unclear amber beer with a lazing orange head. The aroma is sweet and very hoppy combined with spices and elderberries as well as lighter notes of bisquites and caramel. The flavor is sweet and very hoppy combined with notes of fruit, caramel, and elderberries, leading to a bitter finish. Thanks Papsoe for supplying this.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2008
(Bottle 37,5 cl) Pours a slightly hazy golden with a tall and lively off-white head. Somewhat unclean fruity and hoppy aroma. Medium body with an almost violent carbonation. Lightly sweet caramel and a lightly fruity touch also. Dry and lightly bitter finish. 250308

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20714) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2008
Bottle. Hazy orange coloured with a huge and lacing off white ehad. Fruity aroma of hops, grass and earth with notes of yeast. Fruity flavour of hops, grass and pine needles. Dry hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19365) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2009
Bottled, thanks TimE! Mahogany colour. Caramelly and resiny. Medium bodied with deep, deep layers of caramel. More tar and citrus, mostly toffee and caramel. Lingering but careful bitterness. More warming than refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (15068) - , 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!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (14044) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2012
(375ml bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a clear orange body with a spare off-white head. Aroma of orange, caramel, grass, and delicate florals. Flavor of caramel, citrus, light herbs, and toffee.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (11197) - 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


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