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

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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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (10404) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2009
Bottle sample at Knoxville Brewers Jam 2009. Poured hazy brown color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting and excellent lacing. Moderate toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Session drinkable brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6204) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2009
Bottle at Minibar in Queenstown. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is malty, with roast, hops, and caramel. The flavor is more of the same, along with some wood, molasses, and herbal notes. Medium bodied. Dry and roasty finish, with a roasty aftertaste. Good example of the style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 13, 2009
Such a mild little "pop" of the cork, I was surprised to see a few bubbles about to come out of the bottle. Brown color with a lovely hue of purple on the edges when held to the light. Tall, near rocky beige head. Aromas heavy with heavily caramelized malt. Hints of molasses, grass and roasted malt. Has some heft in the body, but that is quickly lost with very lively carbonation. Actually quite dry in flavor with only hints of pale malt and light fruit. Bits of herbal hops in the middle. LIght roasted malt in the finish along with some black malt acidity. A bit of roasted malt in the linger.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (10419) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2009
Pours a light brown with a fine, fluffy, lingering head. Nose of roasted malts, caramel and mild coffee. Flavor had notes of chocolate and caramel and coffee. Light with a slight sourness. Finished smooth. Pretty good.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - OCT 11, 2009
Bottle. Poured a red/brown with a creamy tan head that settles to a ring, and had light lace. Subdue malty aroma. The flavor found molasses with short hints of wood. Medium body and sweet.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (9731) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2009
A dark reddish brown lager with a thin light moka head. A very fruity aroma with light burned caramel and chocolate. In mouth, a light and peaty lager, with light roasted coffee, wooden notes, a bit of herbal funk, but too thin for my liking. Out of the 3 (Blanc, and Original), this is my least favorite. Bottle from Olivers Albamy, BB 04-06-2010.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GRM (2913) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 28, 2009
Green bottle, 12,7 ounces, best before 4.06.10, via Luc Bourbonnière (merci Luc!), savoured on September 28 2009; eye: bronze, clear, no effervescence, nice beige head that falls and turns into a sheet, nice lacing; nose: roasted malt, toast, acridness; mouth: roasted malt, thin, watery, roasted malt, chocolate, short finale in roasted malt, medium body, good carbonation, lightly acrid, light acidity, lightly lactic; overall: ordinary FRANÇAIS Bouteille verte, 12,7 onces, meilleure avant 4.06.10, via Luc Bourbonnière (merci Luc!), savourée le 28 septembre 2009; œil : bronze, claire, pas d’effervescence, belle mousse beige qui tombe et se transforme en une couverture, bonne dentelle; nez : malt torréfié, pain rôti, âcreté; bouche : malt torréfié, mince, aqueuse, malt rôti, chocolat, finale courte en malt torréfié, corps moyen, bonne carbonatation, légèrement âcre, légère acidité, légèrement lactique; en résumé : ordinaire

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (3017) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2009
375ml bottle. Cola colour with a large thick tan foam blanket. Looks like a glas of cola and is levely and well carbonated. Aromas of roasted coffee beans and chocolate dominate with burnt toffee and nalt flavours folowing. Smooth finish and light in the mouth.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
astrofrk (341) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Brown. Lasting, foamy head. Aroma: Roasted malt, caramel, candy. Flavor: Pretty much the same with earthy hops showing up just before swallowing. Mild, bitter finish. There is almost a coffee flavor in this finish, I toast the complexity of this beer. Personally, I think this beer deserves a higher rating than many give. I guess it’s all a matter of personal taste and that is what this website is about.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - AUG 26, 2009
Bottle. Pours hazy rust color with pasty beige head. The aroma is dusty caramel, some grain, hints of carob, and some herbal hops. The flavor is a bit fruity with papaya, lime, some banana, and apricot. Dust caramel sweetness is throughout. The finish is sweet carob with a little bit of lemon. Meh.


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