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

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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (3516) - Georgia, USA - JUL 29, 2010
Pours a slightly hazy warm brown with a decent, if not persistent, pale tan head. Aroma is malty and just slightly nutty, not strong but still inviting. Flavor is malty with nutty and hoppy hints - not wonderful, but enjoyable nevertheless. Texture is smooth and fizzy, leaving a bit of a tingle behind, along with a hint of hops.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (3095) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2010
750 ml bottle
A mostly unexceptional lager this beer has the distinction of being the best of two new Zealand beers that I have tried in the past few years. I don’t know what that says about the country but it beats ticking off a bottle of Steinlager. At the price point though I will not be buying its companion any time soon.

Aroma / Appearance - The great surge of cream filled the glass like the inside of a custard doughnut. A gradient of deep brown to medium red finally emerged after it had some time to settle down. The aromas that escaped were par for the course - black cherry pits, malt base, blackberry jam, and caramel brownies (from a box rather than homemade). Hops are evident but do not go so far as to overpower the rest.

Flavor / Palate - Chocolate brownies which have been left too long in the oven fill the mouth with a mildly harsh taste. Gravelly transitions to a flat finish force me to rate this a bit lower. It is still very drinkable with some positive aspects. However I find myself wondering if time has not changed the nature of the beer since it was bottled halfway around the world. I can do better at several brewpubs around the area and guarantee a much fresher product.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2010
Thanks to ericandersnavy for sharing this beer. This is my first beer from the great country of New Zealand. The beer pours an orange-brown color with a white head. The aroma is pretty basic with toffee malt. The flavor is more of the same, lots of toffee. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not bad, but nothing specials.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2010
(12.7oz bottle, courtesy of ericandersnavy) Pours a hazy amber body with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, cola, earth, and coffee. Flavor of berries, roasted malt, chocolate, earth, caramel, and coffee.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
travita (4172) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2010
bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. The smell is fruits, malts, and weak. The look is copper in color, clear, and has a white colored head. The taste is sweet, malts, and fruits.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2010
(12.7oz bottle thanks to ericandersnavy) Pours a dark brown, hazy, with beige head. Aromaof toast, light dark roasted grain, light hop and malt spice. Flavor is the same. Overall, not bad at all.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2010
bottle thanks to bhensonb. poured hazy amber with a white head. aroma was cardboard and horse grain. flavor was flat wet grain with medium body and high carbonation.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
AmEricanbrew (6014) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - APR 22, 2010
Courtesy of ericandersnavy. Clear amber color/ tan head. Mild dry cardboard aromas. medium bodied. Lightly sweet caramel, cardboard flavors.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5635) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2010
(12.7oz bottle thanks to ericandersnavy) clear orange-brown with lasting bubbles. Nose of sweet dark brown sugar, caramel and dark fruit. Taste of brown sugar, some fruits, with a creamy but watery body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5713) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2010
Savannah, Ga. - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - 750 ml cage corked bottle. Dark chestnut brown pour with a spongy off-white head. Slightly sweet aroma with some nutty accents and a hint of chocolate. Flavor is solid with some nutty accents, very mild chocolate, brief mention of dates. Mouthfeel is on par for a lager. Nothing jumps out at you - but a decent drinking lager.


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