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Moa Sour Series


The Moa Sour Beer Series featuring some 2015 Vintages, our Cherry sour and our Blanc Sour, both belgian style Lambics

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Moa Sour Series


The Moa Sour Beer Series featuring some 2015 Vintages, our Cherry sour and our Blanc Sour, both belgian style Lambics

 2016 RELEASES

 
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MOA SOUR GRAPES
2015 VINTAGE

Style: Belgian Fruit Lambic
ABV: 7.5%
Bottle Size: 375ml
Serving glass: Tulip

Moa Sour Grapes is a uniquely refreshing Belgian-style fruit Lambic. This wheat beer base is fermented and conditioned with our house sour microflora. A generous amounts of Sauvignon Blanc grapes, have been left in contact with the wort during fermentation and again in barrel for conditioning. Creating sour characteristics with an herbaceous wine infused flavour.

Released: October 2016

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MOA RUM BARREL
2015 VINTAGE

Style: Belgian Sour Brown Ale
ABV: 8.6%
Bottle Size: 375ml
Serving glass: Tulip

Moa Rum Barrel Sour is a Belgian strong dark ale soured for 12 months in rum barrels. The rich malt base is complimented by toasted oak flavours and balanced by a mild Umami/savoury sourness. This complex sour is all about the funk, with deep layers of flavour and a bold warming finish.

Released: October 2016

 
Moa Cherry Sour 2013 Vintage

MOA CHerry Sour
2014 Vintage

Style: Cherry Lambic
ABV: 7%
Bottle Size: 375ml
Serving glass: Tulip

Moa Cherry Sour 2014 Vintage is a barrel fermented and aged cherry sour beer. Brewed with a wheat beer base and whole Marlborough cherries harvested in December 2014, with 12 months in a combination of tank and barrel on both the skins and stones, cherry flavours are very upfront. Farmyard characters are evident from the Brettanomyces yeast and it is tart rather than over acidic. A food friendly beer well matched with Brie or aged Gouda.

Released: April 2016

Moa Sour Blanc 2013 Vintage

MOA SOUR BLANC
2014 VINTAGE

Style: Belgian Lambic
ABV: 6.7%
Bottle Size: 375ml
Serving glass: Tulip

With a wheat beer base, Moa Sour Blanc 2014 Vintage is a throwback to how the very first beers were produced.  Fermented and aged in a combination of tank and 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.

Released: April 2016


Moa Sour Series 2014


The Moa Sour Beer Series featuring some 2014 Vintages, our Sour Grapes and our Rum Barrel Sour

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Moa Sour Series 2014


The Moa Sour Beer Series featuring some 2014 Vintages, our Sour Grapes and our Rum Barrel Sour

 2015 RELEASES 

 
Moa Sour Grapes 2014 Vintage

MOA SOUR GRAPES
2014 Vintage

Style: Belgian Fruit Lambic
ABV: 6.9%
Bottle Size: 375ml
Serving glass: Tulip

Moa Sour Grapes is a refreshing and uniquely unusual Belgian-style fruit lambic. A wheat beer base was fermented and conditioned with our house sour microflora. Generous amounts of whole bunch Sauvignon Blanc grapes were hand harvested from the Head Brewer’s Vineyard, and then left in contact with the wort during the main ferment and again in barrel for conditioning. Typical sour characters are evident in addition to the herbaceous vine like characters from the grapes.

Released: September 2015

Moa Rum Barrel Sour 2014 Vintage

MOA RUM BARREL SOUR
2014 VINTAGE

Style: Sour Belgian Brown Ale
ABV: 9.0%
Bottle Size: 375ml
Serving glass: Tulip

Moa Rum Barrel Sour (2014 Vintage) is a rum barrel aged sour, loosely based on a Flanders Red Ale. The rich malt base has integrated with the vineous, slightly toasted oak flavours after 12 months conditioning in barrel, and is balanced by a mild Umami/savoury sourness, adding to the complexity of this beer. Sherry like with a strong raisin character, this slightly tart beer finishes with a warming mouthfeel.

Released: September 2015

 
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MOA CHERRY SOUR
2013 VINTAGE

Style: Cherry Lambic
ABV: 5.9%
Bottle Size: 375ml
Serving glass: Tulip

Moa Cherry Sour 2013 Vintage is a barrel fermented and aged cherry sour beer. Brewed with a wheat beer base and whole Marlborough cherries harvested in December 2013, with 12 months in a combination of tank and barrel on both the skins and stones, cherry flavours are very upfront. Farmyard characters are evident from the Brettanomyces yeast and it is tart rather than over acidic. A food friendly beer well matched with Brie or aged Gouda.

Released: February 2015

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MOA SOUR BLANC
2013 VINTAGE

Style: Belgian Lambic
ABV: 6.4%
Bottle Size: 375ml
Serving glass: Tulip

With a wheat beer base, Moa Sour Blanc 2013 Vintage is a throwback to how the very first beers were produced.  Fermented and aged in a combination of tank and 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.

Released: February 2015

Moa Checkpoint Charlie


Brewed with 50% wheat malt and 50% Pilsner malt, this beer is true to style having had two separate ferments (first a lactic acid bacteria ferment to develop acidity/sourness, then a German Ale yeast)and unfiltered.

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Moa Checkpoint Charlie


Brewed with 50% wheat malt and 50% Pilsner malt, this beer is true to style having had two separate ferments (first a lactic acid bacteria ferment to develop acidity/sourness, then a German Ale yeast)and unfiltered.

Moa Checkpoint Charlie

MOA CHECKPOINT CHARLIE

Style: Berliner-Style Weisse
ABV: 3.0%
Serving Glass: Pilsner Glass

Available only on draught at selected craft beer bars in New Zealand.

Named after the most famous crossing point between Cold War East and West Berlin, this German style wheat beer dubbed the ‘Champagne of the North’ by Napoleons’ troops is traditionally enjoyed with an accompanying syrup that can either be mixed directly into the beer or enjoyed separately.

Brewed with 50% wheat malt and 50% Pilsner malt, this beer is true to style having had two separate ferments (first a lactic acid bacteria ferment to develop acidity/sourness, then a German Ale yeast)and unfiltered.

A cloudiness should be evident from the yeast and bacteria, and with a pH of <3.5 it is very sour with big ester characters. Tropical fruit and tinned pineapple dominate with a creamy fullness that the sourness bites through. Bitterness is non-existent with 4 IBU and no hop character.


Moa Cherry Sour


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Moa Cherry Sour


 2013 Releases

 
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MOA Cherry Sour - 2012

Style: Cherry Lambic
ABV: 7.2%
Serving Glass: Tulip Glass
Bottle Size: 750ml

Moa Cherry Sour 2012 Vintage is a barrel fermented and aged cherry sour beer. Brewed with a wheat beer base and whole Marlborough cherries harvested in December 2012, with 12 months in barrel on both the skins and stones, cherry flavours are very upfront. Farmyard characters are evident from the Brett and it is tart rather than over acidic. A food friendly beer well matched with Brie or aged Gouda.

Released: February 2013

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MOA SOUR BLANC - 2012

Style: Belgian Lambic
ABV: 6.0%
Serving Glass: Tulip Glass
Bottle Size: 750ml

With a wheat beer base, Moa Sour Blanc 2012 Vintage 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.

Released: February 2013

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Moa Mottled Tart


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Moa Mottled Tart


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MOA MOTTLED TART

Style: Berliner Weisse
ABV: 4.6%
Serving Glass: Tulip Glass

Available only on draught at selected craft beer bars in New Zealand

Tart and slightly acidic, this Berliner Weisse opens out to pineapple, mango and pear esters. A dry finish and characteristic wheat bite complete this refreshing beer, with a tiny 5 IBUs.

Moa Rum Barrel Quad - 2012 Vintage


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Moa Rum Barrel Quad - 2012 Vintage


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MOA RUM BARREL QUAD – 2012 VINTAGE

Style: Belgian Strong Quad
ABV :10.1%
Serving Glass: Tulip Glass

Bottle Size: 375ml

Moa Rum Barrel Quad is a rum barrel aged Belgian Strong Dark/Quad. The rich Abbey and Carabelge malts of the base beer have integrated with the rum and oak flavours after 10 months in barrel. Vanilla and slight toasted oak characters add to the complexity of this beer, which hides its 10.1% alcohol well.  Sherry like with a strong raisin character, this beer finishes with a warming mouthfeel.

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Moa Ten Year Beer


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Moa Ten Year Beer


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MOA Ten Year Beer

Style: Cherry Lambic
ABV: 10.5%
Serving Glass: Tulip Glass

Bottle Size: 750ml

Moa Ten Year Beer is a cherry lambic made in a uniquely traditional Belgium style. It is fermented as a tripel then poured into French oak puncheons with Marlborough cherries stuffed in the barrel. Wild yeast is added and it is left to slowly ferment and age over 10 months. The end product pours strawberry golden and has powerful aromas of cherries and dried herbs. The oak and cherries integrate over time and the base characters of banana and butterscotch are evident at the end of the palate. Moa Ten Year Beer is not as sour as traditional lambics and this complex style benefits from ten years of cellar aging.

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Moa Decade Saison


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Moa Decade Saison


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MOA DECADE SAISON

Style: Belgian Style Saison
ABV: 9.6%
Serving Glass: Tulip Glass

Bottle Size: 3L

A one-off, limited edition, special ten year anniversary brew housed in a massive three-litre jeroboam. 

A lightly hopped Belgian style Saison, this beer is bone dry with hints of apricot and dried fruits. A yeast derived spiciness (cloves, star anise) compliments the slight sour dough yeastiness.