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Moa Noir

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

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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Bottle at nelson blue in pecks slip. Pour is dark brown with off white froth atop. Bet my expectations... nice malty brown ale flavor, nutty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erasmus_ro (1826) - 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.

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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stew41 (1796) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2007
Geez, I might know buggar all here (in fact probably do) but I thought this beer drank a little bit better that all the previous ratings would suggest. Medium chocolate brown, a touch murky, and a faint lightening at the rim. Mild milk chocolate and roast aromas are well balanced. Flavours are quite understated, perhaps due to the high fizz which dumbs the beer down somewhat. Some chocolate lurks in the back palate but the roast really dries out, almost to the point of being a bit astrigent and tinny. Ok but not great, and not really in the class of the other beers from the house.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2009
Poured a dark brown with a thin short-lived off white head. Aroma was a little nutty, a little malty. Flavor was very thin. Some light roast on the front end, but then dry on the back with little to no mouthfeel. Like a really watered down porter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
guzzler67 (1560) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 5, 2009
Deep, reddish brown appearance with a large beige head. The initially vinous aroma turned maltier as it warmed, while also providing a whiff of the yeast. Gently hopped with some soft fruit and caramel flavors that turn a little spicier in the aftertaste, giving it an almost scharzbier-like quality. Medium bodied mouthfeel with lively carbonation and an average length finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lunkie (1549) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2008
Smokey malt aroma with sweet undertones. Dark brown colour with great head and lacing. Sweet malt smokey flavour with beacon. Smooth palate.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2009
Bottle at the Brewery. Pours dark brown with a thin tanned head. Chocolate malt, caramel, biscuit and coffee aroma and flavour. Thin and bitter mouthfeel with a light roasted finish. Not a standout but still a good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lagerboy (1537) - 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)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
elihapa (1532) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - FEB 17, 2010
Poured oily black from bottle, with a small tan head. Aroma is pretty mild, with roasts, faint espresso, and a bit of pruney-tartness. Flavor starts mellow, with some amusing dark fig-prune, medium-dark chocolate, and earthiness. Mouthfeel is medium in body, with large carbonation that reminded me of homebrew. Pretty decent Swarzbier, but missing that clean ash-roasts and meaty malt profile of the best in the style.


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