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Brewed by Moa Brewing Company
Style: Premium Lager
Blenheim, New Zealand
Serve in Lager glass

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 2.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Moa Original is a classically brewed lager created from a blend of New Zealand premium malts and Nelson hops. Fermented with traditional bottom fermenting yeast, Moa Original shows an array of smooth velvety characters on the palate but also has a refreshing floral nose.

Tasting Notes
Moa Original is an easy drinking, European style pilsner with a medium to high level of bitterness. Ester levels are low, and a slight hop aroma should be detected. The finish is dry as a result of the bitterness and the high level of attenuation. Moa Original is best served in a pilsner glass at approximately 6˚C to maximise aromatic release. A beer for any occasion.

Awards
Gold – Brew NZ Awards
Silver – Australian Intl. Beer Awards
Silver – NZ Fruit Wine Awards
Bronze – Asia Beer Awards


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PGNZ (7) - Hastings, NEW ZEALAND - APR 23, 2014 does not count
Colour is light amber, hazy straw body reasonable short lasting white head. Aroma is faint sweet, spicy/grass. Taste is smooth, spicy, grapefruit/orange, some grass, pleasing slightly bitter finish. Bottle

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
kiwichurchie (7) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 12, 2014 does not count
Light body, little aroma, thin head, bready malt flavour, slight sulphur hint in the taste.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joe19612 (1847) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2014
Tap at Dixie Browns Lake Taupo. Pours a bright gold colour with a white head, fruit floral aroma, with a medium bitter taste with a dry finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
skortila (4516) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2014
On tap @ Moa, Blenheim. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. The aroma is grassy, bit grainy. Clear, golden coloured with a white head. The taste is grassy, bit malty. Crisp mouthfeel. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8037) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2013
A clean, dry, hoppy lager that shows faint glimpses of the white wine character that Nelson Sauvin are known well for. The fruitiness comes across much like skinless pear, Chardonnay, bubble gum and such, with a pale malt cracker and toasted bread character. Medium-light body, medium sweetness in the approach, drying in a relatively bitter finish. It’s cleanly fermented and the hops are juicy but the malt expression is mild. There is a noticeable twang of corn syrup and the carbonation seems forced rather than natural, which gives it a coarseness not found in other Moa products. Clear gold with a small white head. From bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (3664) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 21, 2013
Bottle: Pours slightly dirty gold, a little hazed....with a tall, cream-white head. Sweet, bready malt aroma. Taste is light fruit, bread. Mild, grassy hopping. Very light, but very flavourful. Nice.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kiwianer (3339) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 15, 2013
The head is medium, the body light. It smells malty, less hoppy, a bit bitter. The taste is malty, mild, a bit bitter. Boring.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Travlr (11900) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Lounge beer at the Air New Zealand lounge at AKL. Bottle. Clear golden yellow color, fizzy white head. Aroma of grass and hay. Taste is mildly bitter hay and straw. Straightforward.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ShaneJ (514) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2013
Bottle from Beer Cartel. (old-ish notes on my phone) nice malty lager, bready malt, pine hops, quite nice.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DanNZ (1) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2013 does not count
Super clean, super smooth, beautiful summer afternoon brew. My favourite beer of all time. Nuff said.


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