Jimthechap (1421) - Christchurch, - OCT 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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 wasn’t 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.
joe19612 (1727) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
kiwianer (3306) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
Cantabrian (744) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
lisagirl (262) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
a white ipa apparently. i’ll 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 i’ve had from moa. hidden below the rather heavy bitterness is all sorts of green herb flavours, especially on the finish, and it’s quite wonderful. a good level of sweetness as all belgians have. moa do seem to have quite a range, and while they’re pretty up and down this is definitely on the higher side.