Liam Deegan

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Beer Review: Moa Blanc

In Reviews, Witbier on January 28, 2011 at 12:08 pm

New Zealand: craft beer is not the first thing that comes to mind.  Beautiful landscapes, funny accents, Lord of the Rings, but craft beer?  Well yes.  New Zealand is actually making a bit of noise in the craft beer world.  This is one of the first beers I’ve had from down under, with Southern Hemisphere kind of being my first, as the hops came from New Zealand.  Moa is new at Stein’s.  Here’s my review:

Clear straw color with a fluffy head, some haze.

Tangy citrus and some grain, more notes of lemon.  It is effervescent and has a nice lemon zest and spice finish.

It’s really bright and a nicely done Witbier.  It would be great on a hot day and go nicely with some simple grilled swordfish with only olive oil and a lemon wedge.  Fish tacos would be a nice dish to have with this beer on a warm summer night outside.

Style: Witbier

ABV: 5.5%