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Brewed by Moa Brewing Company
Style: Wheat Ale
Blenheim, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Weizen


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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Brewed with Vienna and Pale Wheat malts. Hopped and dry hopped with a blend of New Zealand (Nelson Sauvin) and USA (Citra) hops giving a strong citrus/lemon grass aroma. Add the esters from a Belgian ale yeast and coriander for spicing and you have quite some complexity in this fusion of Belgian Wit and IPA.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimthechap (1480) - Christchurch, - OCT 13, 2013
In the slightly darkened surroundings of Volstead, this beer looked for all money like a darkish IPA with only a suggestion of haze to betray its wheaty origins. The aromas are intensely tropical with bananas, passionfruit, guavas and some woody spices there. The aromas are reflected in the flavours with gratifying fruity bitterness, some spice and herbal grassiness being the hallmarks for me. It had a lengthy finish, but it wasnt until the bottom of the second pint I got to experience this because I kept going back for extra mouthfuls and a top-up. Were it not for me driving, it could have been a beautiful and enduring match, this beer and me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joe19612 (1743) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2014
Tap at Brew on Quay Auckland. Pours a bright gold colour with a firm white head, mild wheat aroma and spices, with a medium bitter taste, and a long dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiwianer (3315) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 2, 2013
The head is good, the body gold-brown and cloudy. It smells yeasty, coriander, malty, sweet. The taste is yeasty, flowery, fruity, aromatic, quite nice, the aftertaste is a bit bitter 3.7

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cantabrian (762) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 12, 2013
Taster, at Hoptoberfest, Volstead. The beer was described as cross between an IPA and a Weissbier. Giving the choice of wording, I expected a German Weizenbier, but indeed Lisagirl below is correct, as the Weissbier contribution, according to the server, was the Belgian yeast. Wonderful fruitiness and sweetness on the aroma and flavour, of course with a sharp hoppy bitterness on the flavour too. Unlike most Belgian Whites, I like this one. I could not get a hint of coriander, which is good. Coriander should never be mixed with foods or drinks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lisagirl (262) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 16, 2013
a white ipa apparently. ill stick this in the witbier category as that seems most appropriate, but move as necessary. rather unassuming pour as most beers are, but the beer itself is probably the best ive had from moa. hidden below the rather heavy bitterness is all sorts of green herb flavours, especially on the finish, and its quite wonderful. a good level of sweetness as all belgians have. moa do seem to have quite a range, and while theyre pretty up and down this is definitely on the higher side.

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