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

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RATINGS: 138   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


2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Butters (3792) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2009
Bottle split with the woody’s crew. Hazy mahogany pour with ring of tan head. Nose of Maple, dark berry, molassis. Flavor has a sour effect, nutty, and and malty. Not that good though. Possible infection on this one too.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 4, 2009
Pours deep red /brown and a tan head. Mild nutty malt aroma. A slight coffee note, and some slight fruity hop. Taste is quite roasty, nutty malt again though less of the coffee in the taste. More coffee on the finish. A dark lager with the flavours you expect.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gam (3287) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2009
Dark brown with red tinge good carbonation tan head aroma caramel hops coffee note flavour bitter caramel cooked flavours light roasted coffee or more chicory sweet like toffee or cocoa great with roast meal finish bitter rich lacks a bit of body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - JAN 25, 2009
Bottle. Caramel brown pour with beige head. Aroma is some nutty malt, bread, and very light belgian-like fruit sweetness. Flavor is the same, sweet caramel and fruit malt base; complex but subtle and light roasted finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3320) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JAN 11, 2009
Bottle purchase from Liquor Barn in Santa Rosa I believe. Poured a reddish tinted dark brown color with a huge light brown head. Aroma was much better than expected. Cocoa, earth, nuts, caramel and must. Some fruit. Very similar to a brown ale in the aroma. Flavor was pretty full, with bread, toffee, nuts, caramel and fruit. Some light cocoa presence. Slight hopping in the finish. Actually was very tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (4921) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 14, 2008
Pours a dark ruby - the aroma is doughy, nutty, with a slight earthy must, fruitiness and vegetal character - full but soft carbonation in the mouth - almost like a brown ale in flavor, with strong nutty flavor, moderate herbal bitterness - a little chalky and dry on the back end - slight hints of cocoa and bread at the end as well - earthy - an interesting and underrated beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
puzzl (3252) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2008
Bottled. Blackish pour, lightly filtered. Peanuty, roasty, clean aroma, bright. Gooey, nutty, rich in the mouth, very easy drinking. Earthy and mushroomy. This is a pretty solid beer here. Should probably go under schwarz as well.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6606) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 29, 2008
This brown ale poured with a creamy head that starts flowing when the bottle is opened. It tastes like a porter in that there are chocolate and roasted malt flavors. The malts are not cloying or sweet but rather nutty with a good deal of carbonation in the mouthfeel. It’s a seemingly underated beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeyplush (633) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2008
ARMed and I are sharing a bottle of this and rating at the same time. Pours a dark caramel color with a tan head that is extremely foamy to start, and takes forever to disappear. Once the head settles down it is a nice porter. Lots of chocolate and roasted coffee in the aroma. Taste is also chocolatey, but not too sweet. This beer reminds me more of a porter or chocolate stoudt than a dark lager. Very decent overall.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ARMed (607) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2008
Deep dark nut brownish ale with a thick strong dense head. Appearance is very good. Palate is sweet and caramel chocolate. The beer has a good flavor but it resembles a sweet after dinner chocolate drink.


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