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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: 27   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   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%
Vintage 2014 - 6.7%

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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimthechap (2064) - 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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
sunevdj (4030) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2017
Bottle from NZ at home. Pours a clear golden with a tiny white head. Sweet and sour with medium bitterness. Aromas of pale malts and sour malts with hints of vinegar and sour apples. Medium to light bodied. Medium to soft carbonation. Dry and sour finish with almondy hints. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
macca147 (20) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2017
Bottle. 375ml. Pours a cloudy orange, with minimal head. Aroma: aromas of citrus, white wine and sour apples. Taste: lightly sour, mild citrus and apple flavours. The sourness lingers on the palate. Not as sweet as Lambic beers can be and quite well-balanced. A very good Belgian inspired lambic, yet still unconventional.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12908) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2017
(375ml bottle, 2014 vintage) Pours a cloudy maize body with a medium white head. Aroma of lemon, horse blanket, oak, and vinous. Flavor of lemon, white wine, oak, and grapefruit peel with a dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
explosivedog (668) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 18, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2016 375ml bottle. Cloudy golden beer with a very rich nose. Delicately sour with a good kick of wheat

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
apickles (540) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2016
Light golden in colour with a very small white head round the edge of the glass. Lovely and vinegary and citrussy on the nose. Creamy in the mouth very nice and tart, plenty of sourness. Really nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ElDesmadre (3625) - Mikołw, POLAND - DEC 27, 2015
Bottle. Citric, tart, crisp beer, dominated by notes of white wine. Not really complex and not really a lambic, but quite likeable.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cardassian (1) - Waitara, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 15, 2015 does not count
2012 vintage. Picked this up from local bottle store to try something new. Aroma reminds me of Sauvignon Blanc wine. Appearance is a lovely golden colour, white head which dissipates quickly. Taste is of wine, lemony wine. Body is light. Overall reminds me more of wine than beer, not unpleasant but not what I was expecting at all.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (19883) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2015
Bottle shared at the Bottle Shop, Bermondsey - London. Thanks to the generous heart of Kenny for this one. Vintage 2013. Pours unclear, pale yellow with a frothy, white head. Nice lemon aroma, with accents of pale wood and hay. Light to medium sweet flavor, fairly dry, with faint cereal, lemon, pale bread. Light bodied with spritzy carbonation. Somewhat clean to finish, slightly sweet, with more lemon, light apple notes, some pale woody dryness. Overall, its pretty tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (13596) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2015
Bottle big thanks to Kenny. It pours cloudy golden with a small white head. The nose is fresh, funky, white wine, gooseberry, lactic acidity, white wine vinegar and tang. The taste is crisp, tart, minerals, lemon rind, some acidity, white wine vinegar, white grape, gooseberry, creaminess and a decent lactic bite with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate, foamy carbonation. Well rounded and quaffable. Rather nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (10623) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2015
Bottle shared at bottle shop. Many thanks to Kenny. Aroma is white wine, grape, funk and sour, light vinegar. Translucent hazy white yellow coloured pour with a thin white head. Flavour is composed of tangy onion, white wine, grape, funky, tangy. Palate is light sweet, sour, highish carbonation. Really good stuff.


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