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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: 142   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


5
   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

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidm (1937) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
floydian1 (1034) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (2282) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (1920) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
heyheyguesswho (18) - - JUL 27, 2014
Beautifully balanced beer. Slightly dark, heavy and hoppy. Very heady, slightly misty and excellent aroma.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nezzapunk (8) - - NOV 26, 2014 does not count
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (3641) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
petergaynor (111) - 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.

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.


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