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Moa Noir

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76
style
Formerly brewed at Moa Brewing Company
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Marlborough, New Zealand

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   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 (1505) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
highlandlad (1434) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beernbourbon (1394) - 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.

3.6
   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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sully (1377) - 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.

1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
eczematic (1322) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
WheatKing (1319) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tdtm82 (1260) - Essex, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2015
Thanks; Clayfiish! Massive bottle! WOAH. Opaque black. White lacing. Cedar. Light oak. Grain. Blackcurrant,. Taste is blackcurrant; lemons and leather. Ok but not for me. Thanks!

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
halfonit (1237) - 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.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
beerledgend (1196) - 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.


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