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Moa Noir

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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 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KeefOz (1134) - 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.

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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cantabrian (942) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
annunz123 (924) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike67 (924) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours dark red-brown with a long lasting tanned head and nice lacing. Aroma is of funky yeast, bready, toasted malt and hint of hops. Body is medium and smooth. Taste is of toasted malt, toffee and earthy hops. Finish is long, slightly astringent and bitter. Good beer to try once.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Grumbo (870) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2013
Bottle from Utobeer, Borough Market, London. Dark amber colour with a beige head. Aroma of sweet milk chocolate malt. Light body, carbonation is rather too fizzy.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer-yum (816) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 27, 2013
A middle of the road brew from Moa. Nothing to write home about - but nothing much to complain about either. I’m not really a lager fan and don’t really understand what a dark one adds...but to each his own I guess.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 29, 2006
Tasted 26/04/2006. 330ml mini champagne-style bottle, shared with Jono, at the Cellar-Vate April tasting. Dark brown, woody murkiness, with creamy light-tan head and effervescent carbonation. Very mild nose of chocolate and spice. Brendon gets a yeasty note, perhaps a little under-conditioned. Slightly overcarbonated in the mouth to show through all it’s flavour, could be worth letting this one breath before sampling. What is there, in keeping with the nose, is a mild chocolate note and pepperiness. Carbonic and slightly watery. Certainly deserves another look, though at the price they are selling this I think it will be more suited to Air NZ Business Class than the average bottle store punter. Has potential, I think, but needs some work.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2012
The feel is thin with fizzy carbonation; finishes with a roasted bitterness. An easy drinking lager, with a light feel yet some nice flavor.


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