Formerly brewed at Moa Brewing Company
Style: Fruit Beer
Marlborough, New Zealand
Serve in Flute, Shaker


on tap

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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Moa Breakfast is a European style beer brewed with a blend of premium wheat malt and a variety of floral hops. A very refreshing lager with an abundance of cherry character and aromas, Moa Breakfast is more commonly enjoyed as a mid-afternoon beverage here in New Zealand. Although not always.

Tasting Notes
Moa Breakfast is a wheat beer based lager with a subtle, sweet cherry aroma and taste. Hints of almond, banana and vanilla characters can also be detected. Low bitterness levels and an absence of strong malt characters emphasise these fruit flavours. Moa Breakfast can either be poured carefully off the lees or alternatively with the lees mixed in if a stronger yeast character is desired. Moa Breakfast is best served at approximately 4°C in a pilsner glass.

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unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - SEP 9, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2012 375mL, caged & corked MOA bottle. Very floral nose of tart cherries. Some wheat, some pineapple. Mostly tart cherries, not unlike a fruit Lambic. Pours golden, white ring of foam. Pilsner like bite, sharp grassy character layered in between the malts and fruit addition. Wheat really comes out in the flavor with the underlining of cherry essence. A well done fruit beer. Light and refreshing. Medium bodied, yet heavy enough to enjoy at a nice brunch. The beer improves tremendously as it opens up. The cherry tartness begins to escape and leave the sweet cherry character behind. Very well made, it has traveled nicely as well. Anyone who rates this low does not really appreciate how gentle a wheat beer could be. (3454)

Beerona97 (2399) - Washington, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Hazy yellow, frothy head. Aroma is very floral, some citrus, lots of coriander and nutmeg. Pretty light and crisp. Nice beer at 10AM, just livening up my palate for today’s other beers.

dlinn (141) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Smells of bubblegum. Flavor is a bit soapy. I generally love nelson hops, but cherry beers have to be done just right to avoid tasting like cough syrup, or in this case soapy. It’s OK, just not a combo I would ever rech for.

Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Bottle at Dan’s courtesy of Aaron. Thanks man. . .I think. Pour is golden in appearance with no head. Smell is big bubble tape, cough syrup, soap, medicinal, and raspberries. Taste is big cough syrup, dish soap, pepto, tang, and flowers. Mouthfeel is light with high carbonation. Why must Aaron torture me with these beers, wtf.

arminjewell (9689) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Pour out of 375 mL bottle, thanks Aaron! Pour is clear yellow with white head, aroma brings notes of robitussen, some bubble tape, hints of vanilla, cherry cola vanilla, touch of earth and cough syrup, yuck. Taste is nasty cough syrup, biscuit, vanilla, bitter grimey medicine notes, finishing with some chalk, alkaline nastiness, finishing bitter and dry and chalky. This is really, really bad.

cubs (10675) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Bottle @ Dan’s house. Fairly clear yellow appearance with a white head. Spritzy, off brand cherry cola/candy, very carbonated aroma. Tangy, cherry cough syrup, very carbonated, bubble gum flavor. Seriously, what the fuck.

BigBeer45 (1553) - Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Bottle, this ale had a yellow-gold pour (there was a little haze), and made a two to three finger white head that receded to a thin cover, the glass had a medium or so stream of carbonation in the center, it left some spots and small fingers of lacing on the sides of the glass, and I found a thin partial cover of sediment on the bottom of the bottle, there were aromas of sweet cherry fruit with a little banana and pineapple in the background, wine grapes, it had lots of fruit sweetness, sugary sweetness, the sweetness is sort of overbearing on the nose, it was hard for me to detect any else on the nose, the flavors were wheat, some cherry fruit and a little fruit sweetness, there was a faint bitterness after the finish, the flavor was not as sweet compared to the nose, the mouth feel was light with airy carbonation on the tongue, the nose was very sweet and I could hardly smell anything else, almost an overbearing sweetness, the flavor was not so sweet, and this beer was light and some what refreshing.

petergaynor (137) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 18, 2012
375ml bottle, pours golden yellow with a small amount of white head, sugary fruity beer, can taste some wheat but overall forgettable

BlackEyePA (573) - USA - AUG 6, 2012
Really like the grape/cherry aroma taste from the NS hops, soft pillowy floral notes. Light straw in color. Has light touches all throughout, malt holds back and hops stand on their own to showcase the fruitiness of Nelson hops and very light cherry. Complex and well brewed

HighWine (959) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2012 Bottle to Weizen glass. I tried to pour slowly but saw a clump of lees leap from the bottle into the glass. Light golden pour that is very effervescent. Looks like a marigold champagne with the tiny bubbles racing to the top of the glass making sure the 1/2 finger white head stays around. Aroma is raspberry, strawberry, honeydew, and pear. Taste is wheat up front followerd by a mixed berry sweetness. Hop bitterness appears at the end of the sip. I didn’t think age would help this beer much but I’m thinking that 6-9 months might be enough time for the flavors,to blend together better than they do today. The berry-like character was a pleasant surprise.

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