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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: 31   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fletchfighters (1507) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 5, 2017
2014 vintage Straw yellow color. No head, had to work a short lived bright white head that falls quickly. No lacing. Nose is oak, wine, grape, lemon. Taste is white wine and lemon. No real sourness to this. Good wine and barrel character however. Clean and crisp in the mouth. Light bodied, light carbonation. Not in a bad way but a lemon dishwater taste and feel. Reasonable bargain starter sour.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyobon (1381) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2017
(Bottle) Pours hazy golden amber with tiny head. Complex, engaging aroma - vinegar, cider, wood, pepper, funky hints. Great palate - light body with excellent carbonation. Great taste - complex, sour, balanced, interesting. Theres a dominant vinegar and cider sourness balanced by spice, woody notes, yoghurt notes and much more that defies my description. Excellent beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Korcz (3133) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 23, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Vintage 2013. Smaczne, lekko brettowe, solidna cytryna.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dervock (1260) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 31, 2017
Bottle - pours hazy orange with next to no head. Aroma is oak, vinegar, apple and funk. Taste is tart with a building acidic almost cider like, some funk.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
sunevdj (4074) - 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 (112) - Sydney, 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 (13029) - 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 (927) - 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 (559) - 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 (3626) - 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.


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