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


on tap

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RATINGS: 201   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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Hermod (8349) - Vantaa, FINLAND - OCT 22, 2013
Bottle @Olutexpo, Helsinki. Poured hazy dark yellow with a white head. Very fruity aroma, pineapple, orange and light spicy notes. Flavor is the same mix of orange and pineapple juice, some light soury notes in the finish. Easy to drink, light bodied.

wlajwl (7069) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Aroma is cherries/berries, zesty yeast lemons and tropical fruit. The flavor is lemons, cherries, malts, fruit, spritzy texture and tart/tangy finish.

Elwood (3347) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Serving: Draft. It pours a hazy, light amber color with a small white head. Odd nose that is very fruity. The flavor is sweet with notes of grain and fruit that I can’t quite place. Like some sort of cherry strawberry mix. Light body. While it’s not offensive, it’s not my mug of beer.

RexTalionis (3800) - FINLAND - OCT 21, 2013
Unclear yellowgolden in color with a small whitish head. Bit of hay, some pineapple in aroma. Quite fruity indeed. Taste has got same strong notes of pineapple. Would suite well as a morning juice perhaps, atleast considering the overwhelming notes of pineapple that’s present in this one.’

jookos (7041) - FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
[email protected] Yellow hazy. Very candi bubblegum fruity nose. Cantalope, watermelon, some,citrus. Pale malts. Dry body, slight bitter. Pale malts. Nice. Super fruity, almost annoyingly pop- like.

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kingstoni (2149) - FINLAND - OCT 18, 2013
Bottle. Slightly hazy golden color with a thin white head. Aroma of cherry and orange candy. Sweet taste. Lively carbonation.

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Kavu (5129) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 18, 2013
0,15l on tap @ OlutExpo 2013. Pours hazy golden with a medium head. Aroma is some malts with loads of cherries. Flavor is malts and artificial cherries. Not bad, just not my cup of tea.

Pdubyah (793) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 12, 2013
Not for me. This has a fine aroma of fruit or flowers, that moves to a sherbet. Then you get a mouthful of something that is chemical concoction between bubble gum and something sour. very short palate, no length of cary, very thin. It looks great in the glass, and the packaging is superb. However looks and appearance don’t match and this fails the crucial taste test.

madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2013
1st May 2013
Light haze on this gold beer, tiny white head. Palate is light and a little crisp. Smooth and semi dry pale malt. Mild minerals. Touches of sweet apple and bubblegum ester. Semi dry finish. It’s all quite acetic and estery but oddly, quite drinkable!

jgb9348 (6482) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Crisp, clear golden coloured body with a very thin white head that fades relatively fast. Aroma of pure blackberries, a lot of rasberries, a hint of black currants and some hay and grass in the mix with a touch of yeast - nice very fruity smell, even on the cork. Light to Medium-bodied; Assertive effervescence with a pungent raspberry and blackberry flavours coupled with some malt, alcohol, hay, grass, hops and a kick of yeast. Aftertaste shows pretty much only fruit, but some light hay and grass notes are there - sort of like a glass of champagne mixed with fresh berries. Overall, a decent beer, if interesting, but the combination doesn’t show too well to me - I’d rather have a fruitier beer with more malt or a dry beer with barnyardie flavours and less fruit notes. Still, great to try and good if you like dry fruit beers with more of a saison texture and feel, but a pungent fruit note. I sampled this 37,5 cL split bottle purchased from Total Wine in McLean, Virginia on 04-January-2013 for US$4.99 sampled at home in Washington on 07-October-2013.

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