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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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
coldbrewky (1689) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2010
Bottle via beer world....aging and past prime.. faint chocolate turning an actually pleasant sour. A nice copper brown on the glass with fluffy head. Nose of acorns. No coffee on the radar whatsoever.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
guzzler67 (1666) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ApisAles (1575) - 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.

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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beernbourbon (1547) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 27, 2010
Bottle. Pour hazy copper with a thin tan head. Aroma is green bottle beer, light caramel malt, faint floral hop, and a faint christmas spice component. Flavor is Caramel malt, green bottle beer, light floral hop, and a touch of crisp hop in the finish. The finish surprised me, in a good way. Quite bold and crisp. Not bad, but not too crazy.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
elihapa (1545) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KeefOz (1537) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JAN 24, 2015
Poured a deep coppery brown colour with a big (four-finger plus) light tan foamy head that retained well and laced poorly. Carbonation moderate and fine. Aroma of sweet caramel, roasted grain and a hint of roasted coffee. Taste of roasted grains dominate plus sweet dark fruits. Light to medium body. Dry with a lingering roasted bitterness on the finish. More complex than a dark lager.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
highlandlad (1470) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2007
The weak link in the current Moa line-up IMO. Perfectly drinkable but I’m not sure the brewing technique flatters the style. The result seemed to me to be too fizzy and thin in the limb to be truly enjoyable. Too sweet and a bit ’clean’. Teak-black with a head that could have flown to NZ and back in the time it took to settle. Milky Milo aromas with minimal roastiness. Spritzy mouthfeel - bit nagging. Sweet choc malt flavours.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - OCT 5, 2006
After the very good blanc I looked forward to this with a great deal of anticipation. It presents well in the glass with a good brown hue and fluffy head. Definite malty and toffee tones in the nose and subtle chocolate maltiness in the mouthfeel as well. The gas levels are a bit high and this causes a bit of astringency on the palate. A good beer but like some I was a little underwhelmed.

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.


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