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


on tap

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RATINGS: 163   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

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
walkingstd (20) - - MAR 4, 2012
My all time favorite of MOA range. Great presentation in cork and cage. Beautiful deep amber color. Hoppy aromatic nose. Get malt balance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidm (2016) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 21, 2011
On tap at the local taphouse. Great aromas of grain, smoke, citrus, with a hint of sweat. Taste is sweet, with a touch of acidity, and balancing bitterness. Palate is velvety, with a medium-to-full body. Yellow, with a frothy white head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
floydian1 (1285) - FNQ, Australia, - MAR 25, 2013
375ml corked and wired green bottle. An orange beer beneath a large loose white head. I get honey, oranges, tropical fruits and biscuity malts on the nose and tongue wrapped around a deliciously smooth and balanced palate. Finishes moderately bitter. Medium bodied with perfect carbonation. A lovely drop.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (2769) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Nice beer. Served with a lovely, foamy, frothy, thick, creamy, cream colored head that slowly settles and some lace. Color is a clear orange honey amber. Aroma is malt, hop, musk, rye. Flavor is similar to nose, fairly dry, grain, slight tang. Body & carbonation are excellent. Finish is like flavor, on the short side, and very drinkable. I’d have more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (2221) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Bottle from blackwelks.. dark cliudy orange with huge white head. Arona is nice clean.. Taste is crisp goid stuff

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
heyheyguesswho (26) - - JUL 27, 2014
Beautifully balanced beer. Slightly dark, heavy and hoppy. Very heady, slightly misty and excellent aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nezzapunk (27) - - NOV 26, 2014
bottle 500ml, good reddish thick appearance, good level of fizz and good frothy head, taste is little bit lacking but it is well balanced , kind of like a full bodied ale with hint of citrus notes and bit malty but not in your face style, finish is quite clean but with a little bit of roasty notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
digopossobon (372) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (4666) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2011
375ml bottle. Deep honey colour with a fluffy thick cloud of sand coloured foam. Murky in the glass with a sweet honey aroma and some maltiness. Smooth flavour that is also sweet and carried a very strong finish with a chewy caramel flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
petergaynor (137) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 12, 2012
375ml bottle. Cloudy orange brown with a medium off white head, and plenty of carbonation. Aroma is herbs and spices, some grape and citrus hops. Taste is bitter with heaps of spice, and some buttery notes.

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