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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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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


1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
eczematic (1319) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - MAR 15, 2007
A big disappointment. dark brown with quite a bit of thick black sediment (don’t know how good they are at disgorging at this place?!) and with a brief volcanic eruption of off white head. aroma assaults you with acetaldehyde - along with the chocolate malt this puts me in the mind of outback black opal. in the mouth extremely dry and quick with nothing more than a thin roastiness, finishing with yeast and green apple. astringent, fizzy, thin and a totally unnecessary addition to the brewing world - a big let down from the other two.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beernbourbon (1297) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
WheatKing (1296) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 22, 2013
Bottle from The Warehouse, Phnom Penh. Pours dark copper, off-white head with good retention. Nose is toffee, light floral and grape. Flavour has a slight nuttiness, toffee, pretty refreshing. Definite house character here, a bit of a tannic finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lagerboy (1217) - 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)

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 28, 2006
Dark black in colour with huge toffe coloured head. Chocolate flavours. Had big expectations but was let down.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - NOV 16, 2010
Pours a reddish brown with an off white head. There is a slight malty aroma with some hops. Flavor has some hops and a caramel and chocolate malt.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
halfonit (1164) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 18, 2010
Dark brown amber color. Aroma is of chocolate malts, slight coffee, and some type of spoiled scent. Flavor is of malts, chocolate, and chalk. In the end this one seems to lack some flavor. Disappointing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 4, 2009
Bottle. Very dark & opaque. Deep off white head that lasted for a while. Some lacing. Smell is all about the malt and in particular chocolate & roasted malt. Taste is very much built around the roasted malt. Quite nutty & a little smokey. A little think with minal mouthfeel. Could certainly drink a few of these.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
annunz123 (853) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 19, 2011
Pours dark brown with a thick head. Aroma is bready malt with some molasses. Bready taste with some funk, maybe due to the green bottle and the long trip to the US. Good, not great.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cantabrian (812) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 30, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2012 Not very versed in the "Dunkel" style, I think this is a nice beer. Black coca cola colour, with a firm head and plenty of large bubbles breaking through it. very weak aroma of chocolates and coffee. Taste is a bit too much coffee over the chocolates, grassy and the roasted malts. Some charred bitterness too. Sticky palate. It’s a pleasant drink. As much as I love the ultra heavy bottles of Moa beers, I hate the über-gay (both in a John Key sense and the other) contemporary design of the new labels.


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