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Brewed by Moa Brewing Company
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Marlborough, New Zealand
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
With a wheat beer base, Moa Sour Blanc is a throwback to how the very first beers were produced. Fermented and aged in oak barrels using natural wild yeast and selected bacterium, this beer carefully balances phenolic and complex acidity with dryness and funk. A sour beer in the traditional Belgian Lambic style with a complexity best described as a riot of flavours.

Vintage 2012 - 6%
Vintage 2013 - 6.4%


Jimthechap's rating

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimthechap (2057) - Christchurch, - JUL 16, 2014
Bright yellow with a good finger of active, bright white head, plenty of carbonation and some turbidity. The aroma was quite pronounced: sour lemon all over. It is perfumy and enticing and the flavour is similarly strong. It was clean, sour and refreshing and I drifted off to sleep a happy man.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (2828) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 4, 2015
Bottle. Pale straw gold with a white head thatís soon gone. Damp wheaty aroma with old lemons, lime, apricot stones. Husky and grainy sweetness, some nectarines, lime, mouldering lemons, mellow apples, hint of hard spice. Moderate sourness, damp laundry funk. No bitterness. The minerally feel that works well in some other Moa beers doesnít work so well here and maybe thereís a little too much sweetness, but this is pretty good and not entirely unlike a gueuze.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (10518) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle shared by nate2g at the CVille Foxy Knoxy tasting. Clear golden, thin fizzy off-white head, decent retention. Aroma of white grape, wood, spice, wheat. The taste is wheat, white grape, spice. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, mild lingering tartness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
obguthr (4599) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2015
2013: Lemon, black pepper nose. Milky yellow, thin head. Lime, mild cheese, maybe colby. Medium body, good level of sourness. Nice subtelties.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
waiake (440) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 17, 2015
2013 bottle poured murky yellow with a fast fading bubbly head the aroma is mild yet full of citrus fruit herbs & yeast this is like cider with a predictably sour lemon tarty taste with wheat & spicy flavours coming thru & sort of creamy with a dry finish

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (5806) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle @ Cíville Tasting. Light gold with a small head. Nose of musty white grape skin. Wood. Lemon. taste is quite fruity and bright. Pressed aspple and lemon. A touch hot. Funky. Light body, spritzy carb. Fun.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (15913) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle courtesy of nate2g, thanks! Cloudy pale yellow color, white head. Aroma of funky herbs, light medicine. Taste is tart lemon, vanilla, odd combo. Interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (3367) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle (2013) at the Charlottesville Tasting shared by nate2g, thanks! Clear golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of vinegar, tart citrus, funk. Tastes of vinegar, lemon citrus, funk, floral notes. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omega (786) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 7, 2015
2013 vintage. Two sours in one night and in comparison this is less sour but more funky on the palate. Quite dry on the finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
trith1 (53) - - MAR 25, 2015
This is closer to a cider than a beer, its almost as if someone took a farmhouse ale and dropped a whole lemon into the glass. Look, I want to love it, farmhouse sours are a new thing to me and I've been all about them. But this is just unbalanced, and in all honesty, a bit lacklustre. Maybe another vintage?

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Earplay (44) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 11, 2015
Really enjoyed this as one of the first sours Iíve tried. Aroma is like green apple with some "funk", maybe from the oak. Taste is complex, sour, similar to a homebrew cider in some ways with a wheat base. Light bodied with moderate carbonation.


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