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Moa Noir

 
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Formerly brewed at Moa Brewing Company
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Marlborough, New Zealand

bottled
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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erasmus_ro (2509) - Alabama, USA - APR 20, 2013
Bottle @ HBF2013. Pours very dark brown with not a lot of head. Aroma is roasted, caramel, light touch of yeasty marzipan, dark, porter-like fruitiness. Taste is semi-dry. Somewhat roasted, wooden - but not in an unpleasant way. Turns spicy and fruity on the finish. Palate is medium with some carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (8069) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 20, 2013
33 cl bottle @ HBF’13
Aroma is rather nice with cocoa and roasted malt. Flavour has cocoa, roastd malts and coffee. Feels like a schwartzbier that feels like a stout. And it seems that this is actually a dunkel...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (6459) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 20, 2013
(Bottle, 0.33 l, at HBF2013) The beer poured dark brown and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had roasted malts and molasses. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were roasted malts, molasses, sweetness, grass and bitterness. Afteraste was sweet and bitter. A decent dunkel.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
lusikka (7689) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 20, 2013
330 ml bottle @ HBF2013. Pours a murky brown colour with a white head. Aroma of sweet malts, sour berries and chocolate. Flavour of sweet malts, cardboard, berries and grass. Light bodied, slick mouthfeel and sour fruity finish. Weird.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (9281) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 20, 2013
Sample @ HBF2013.
Pours dark brown color with a minimal head. Aroma of caramel, sweet malts and toffee. Flavour of malts, nuts, dark fruits and hay. Ok.
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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - APR 19, 2013
375ml bottle. Large beige head atop hazy dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some chocolate, light lemon, nut. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some nut, light chocolate, lager lemon, earthy. Light-medium body, fairly smooth.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 11, 2013
likable, coffee dominates the malt flavour. not much bitterness to be found and rather light beneath the malts, but quite enjoyable really.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vanz (189) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2013 Re-rate. Aroma: cereal, roasty, chocolate, oak, grape. Appearance: a black red appearance, very thin light brown head. Taste: medium bitterness, medium sourness, taste is quite different from what you would expect from a dunkel, very heavy oak flavours, can taste the wine flavours coming through. Overall a very interesting beer, but I do not like it. The oak is just far too overpowering to be pleasant for me. Worth a try though.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - APR 6, 2013
Not a bad beer. There actually was much substance than what I thought. OK flavour and prickly carbonation, some slight roast.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (5281) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 20, 2013
12.7oz bottle in a lager glass. Pours deep brown with a fluffy, cream-colored head. Aroma of caramel and nutty malts, a little bread and dough, and some floral hops. Flavor the same with a nice balance. Average texture. A pretty good beer for the style.


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