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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

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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   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


Dervock's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dervock (554) - Emu plains, - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle - pours hazy dark copper with a big off white head. Orange citrus, honey and some floral notes ( was a bit colder than should have been). Looks of citrus and bitterness with a lighter lingering finish. Mouthfeel was a bit thin on the finish.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tombutlin (71) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 17, 2015
Quite nice, but I won’t buy it again. Good hoppy aroma, but it sometimes seemed to hide behind the malt. Given the hop pedigree, I expected more, but I guess as this is an English Ale, not an IPA, I shouldn’t expect this. Worth experimenting with, but I much preferred the Moa White IPA and Moa South Pacific Pale Ale

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
gusdayrell (4) - - MAY 10, 2015 does not count
Good strong taste bitter level at good level. Good smell. Good with fried food. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ordybill (539) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Poured from a 12.7 OZ bottle into a int glass. Aroma- Hops then some malt and a little floral presence. Appearance- Pours a murky amber color with a small off-white head. Taste- Has an OK hops and yeast flavor Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Has a buttery texture to it. Overall- An average beer, I probably won’t drink this again.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fcarva22 (2) - - APR 25, 2015 does not count
The combination of different malts and the fact that it's fermentation is finished in the bottle make this a distinctive english ale born in New Zealand..

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
trith1 (53) - - MAR 18, 2015
Deep amber appearance; crisp aroma, yet reminiscent of a horse stable. The hop is clean and warming, which you expect of a winter ale. Palate is complex, perhaps a touch bitter on its own, next time I would couple it with a a richly spiced meal to cleanse and balance the truly earthy nature of the brew. Definitely would drink again, but needs a food pairing. Another feather in the MOA brewing hat. **please roll before opening.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
HenriqueBraga (125) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - MAR 6, 2015
Cerveja estava claramente oxidada. Avermelhada / Âmbar, ausência total de espuma. Aroma resinoso e só, não capitei ésteres, o que se repetiu no sabor. Zero de carbonatação, amargor médio, corpo médio-alto. Aftertaste doce.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (2238) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2015
Earthy, rusty hops, with plenty of malt backbone to really prove its English roots. Finishes with a nice lingering bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (3262) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle from Kenny Rd Market. Copper orange pour with a big fluffy light tan head and sudsy stick. Aroma of caramel, orange, spice, floral. Tastes are zesty citrus, floral, toffee, pepper, herbal, berry. Oily palate. Astringent and lightly dry in the finish. Strange brew overall - but interesting.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
probstblueribbon (3243) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2015
12.7 oz bottle from BOTW, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.

App.: Hazy deep amber with a large creamy light tan head and fine floaty bits. Aroma: Bright citrus hops, a bit woodsy and floral, has an acidic edge, limited bread crust/biscuit malt character, lightly fruity. Palate: Medium body, relaxed carbonation. Flav.: A bit maltier than the nose, with a bit of caramel/toffee as well as breadiness, citrus hops with an herbal twang, still lightly acidic (mild infection??), light fruity esters; dry with fairly good bitterness and a balanced finish.

Not bad. Not as good as I was hoping for.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
waiake (366) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 3, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2014 Pours hazy dirty brown fine hoppy citrus sort of fizzy taste goes down real nice lovely tangy aftertaste lingered for ages


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