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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Braudog (6793) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2013
Bottle. One of the most inviting smelling beers I’ve opened in a long, long time ... full of fresh springy sweetness and floral appeal. Sudsy and light colored, this isn’t what I expected for a beer labeled "breakfast" but what the heck. I guess it’s more juice than coffee. Drinks with a beautiful herbal character, sweet with cherries and light grass, this is good stuff. Delish. (#5274, 10/1/2013)

magsinva (1418) - Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Bottle from Hop City Birmingham - pours clear gold, very, very aggressive foaming. When I removed the cage from the bottle, the cork hit the ceiling seconds later. The bottle had been sitting in the fridge for a couple days, so I was quite surprised by the show. Aroma reminds me of cherry limeade from sonic. Cloyingly sweet. Weird.

brokensail (16609) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Bottle shared by Bobby. Hazed yellow pour with a white head. Smells like fruity pebbles, sugar, pear, and apple. Candy-like sweetness, grass, grape, and cherry fruit snacks. The flavor is incredibly sweet. Candied fruit all over the place. Grape, pear, apple, and cherry fruit snacks. Kind of a Jello thing going on.

dmac (6395) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2013
375ml cork and caged. Poured a hazy golden yellow body with a smaller frothy white head. Aroma is not good, very sweet, cherry, puke, medicinal, bubble gum and dough. Super fizzy body with overly strong carbonation and a lingering tingle from the heavy carbonation. Flavor of cherry, bubble gum, club soda, bread, medicine. Blah......

Ed5388 (3488) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2013
375ml bottle. Shared by dmac. Thanks bro! Pours a hazy straw color with a thin foamy white head. Aroma of really sweet cherries, wheat, and juicy fruit gum. Taste of tart cherries, sweet citrus, bitter pine, bubble gum, and wheat. Very odd beer.

TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Its a beer for breakfast! Also my first from Moa. bottle poured pale yellow with light head. Aroma is a cherry with touch of vanilla with a light grain. Taste bring forther some ester and cherry. Pretty dry body. Very different kind of beer. Might like it next to a big bowl of hot oatmeal.

JohnnyRay (11) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 3, 2013
The beer came in a nice 375ml bottle with a cork. I love the idea of a breakfast beer. On popping the cork white smoke drifted out & the smell of cherry & bubblegum hit me. It poured with a good three fingers of white head which took about two minutes to die down to about half a finger. There was light carbonation in a muddy yellow body. The taste was sweet - there were cherry & bubblegum flavours which matched the smell. The finish was long and dry. Not my favourite beer from Moa, but worth trying.

maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2013
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Clear yellow pour with a small, firm white head on top. This beer is weird. Nose showed promise but had a lot of sweetness and tartiness there but you could get past that. Taste was just sugary, fake lollie type notes. An odd fake black cherry tone throughout with some super sweet sherbert. Very sweet and slightly sour cherry doesn’t work together at all. Too weird for me

AcctError160898 (1605) - Fischer, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Tart cherries are the primary aroma. Pours a hazy straw with quickly diminishing white head and no lacing. The taste is delicately sweet. Cherry flavored lip gloss comes to mind. A bit of floral noted in the aftertaste. Light viscosity and crisp carbonation. Overall, this is a very subtle yet refreshing beer. Very delightful. While not something I would want to drink every day, I would definitely drink again.

aaronh2012 (92) - Maryland, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Slightly sweet, yellow in color, low carbonation. Has a strange taste, somewhat like bubblegum

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