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Brewed by Moa Brewing Company
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Blenheim, New Zealand

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Moa Noir is a traditionally brewed European style dark lager with an abundance of distinct aromas and flavours. Chocolate and richly roasted coffee beans dominate the senses with a full flavoured palate, giving Moa Noir a long smooth finish. A perfect beer for the changing of seasons.

Tasting Notes
Moa Noir is a European style dark lager/ Munchner Dunkel. It is a dark brown beer with hues of red and a characteristic strong white foam. Malt dominates with chocolate, coffee and biscuit flavours apparent. Bitterness is low to emphasise malt flavours. Subtle bitterness rounds out the after taste and mouth feel. Hop aroma is minimal. Moa Noir is best served at approximately 6˚C in a pilsner glass.

Awards
Silver – Brew NZ Awards
Bronze – Brew NZ Awards


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dervock (501) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle - pours black with a tight at head. Roast mlt, cereal and a slight funk. Rost malt bitterness and a lingering dry finish. Lively carbonation, bit too much.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lagerboy (1234) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 27, 2014
750 ml corked and caged bottle, 5% ABV. Deep dark clear caramel copper, lasting rocky tan foam. Aroma is medium toast roast c-malt. Nutty toasted mild chocolate/caramel malty sweet taste, some earthy noble hop. Average carbonation, light-medium bodied, lightly hopped. Well done. MLF (More Lagerboy Friendly)

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
skortila (4516) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2014
On tap @ Moa, Blenheim. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. The aroma is roasty, bit fruity. Cloudy, orange-brown coloured with an off-white head. The taste is light bitter, bit dusty, roasted, bit citric.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Miksu (4948) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - DEC 10, 2013
0.33 l bottle, thanks hanniku and Antti! Dark brown color. Aromas of cocoa, roasted nuts and licorice. Very nutty taste with cocoa, licorice and old coffee. Medium body. OK softly roasty beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12548) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2013
Bottled@HBF. Dark brown color, small beige head. Chocolate, malts in the aroma. Active carbonation, medium-bodied.  A bit vegetably, chocolate  So and so, some disturbing flavors. Aroma is good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (3671) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Bottle: Pours dark brown with a huge, thick, dark tan head. Chocolate, raspberry aroma. Chocolate, roast coffee, dark fruit/berry flavours. Increasing roastiness to an almost smoky finish. Light, but very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiwianer (3339) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 15, 2013
The head is good, the body black. It smells malty, darkmalty, aromatic. Taste is darkmalty, aromatic, full taste, roasty, very nice. 3.8

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
portableparty (1911) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a tight soapy off white head that slowly settles to a thin film and full collar. Aroma is bitter with some roasted malt and chocolate. Taste is more bitterness and slight vegetable roasted malt and chocolate/green pepper. Palate is thin fizzy. Nice $2 bottle.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Grumbo (596) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2013
Bottle from Utobeer, Borough Market, London. Dark amber colour with a beige head. Aroma of sweet milk chocolate malt. Light body, carbonation is rather too fizzy.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
WheatKing (1296) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 22, 2013
Bottle from The Warehouse, Phnom Penh. Pours dark copper, off-white head with good retention. Nose is toffee, light floral and grape. Flavour has a slight nuttiness, toffee, pretty refreshing. Definite house character here, a bit of a tannic finish.


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