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Beer – #888 – Moa – Breakfast

I’ve had this before, in October 2013, and then I didn’t like it, and I finished with “It looks great, upfront aroma is nice, pours great, and then, well the wheels fall off.”

Since then though it’s had a regeneration of sorts, new packaging and some people I know rate it quite highly. So, in again.

Although not always.

Now it’s a special reserve, and in a 500ml bottle, no cork, no cage,  but it is still 5.5% ABV, is 165 calories a serve size, and this would be 2.2 standard drink units.

Brewed at Moa Brewing Company in the style that is  Fruit Beer and they are from Marlborough, New Zealand

All day breakfast

All day breakfast

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.

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.

So, What could possibly go wrong?

That is a lot of cheery aroma on opening, really strong, bright.

moa-breakfastLovely golden pour with a bright white head of some substance. Cherry aroma is strong, almost too much.

The state is quite sharp, and then I got a strong plastic type note and then I sort of grimaced a little.

Here is a proof that you just can’t like every beer.

It’s not tragic and it does have the qualities of being refreshing, and it is soft and easy on the palate where it isn’t jarring. I wish I could shake that sense of a plastic note about this. I’m pretty glad I didn’t get a sherbet sensation this time too.

Just like the last time really, but a gentler landing.

The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 6 of its things from the thing. I think I wanted something more fruity on the palate and sweeter. If I put aside that then this isn’t so bad a beer, but with, a for me, glaring clash on my palate it’s just not a beer that got on with. I did however try again.

The double dip review

  • Where did I get it? At the Liquorland
  • Am I enjoying it? Not as much as I’d talked myself into wanting to
  • Would I have another?No
  • Would I share with a friend on a porch and set the world to rights? I might though, it’s outrageous name means that it is worthy of a conversation about beer and styles and appropriate times.

Music for this:  ” Stephen Fearning ”  ” Every Soul’s a sailor’ on the Spotify

Stephen Fearing is a Canadian folk singer-songwriter.


Any ale or lager made with fruit. See beer description for flavor. Body, color, hop character and strength vary depending on the type of fruit used.


One comment on “Beer – #888 – Moa – Breakfast

  1. Pingback: Beer – #903 – Catlins – Scotch Mist | A life just as ordinary

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