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

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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   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


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer-yum (655) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeyplush (648) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2008
ARMed and I are sharing a bottle of this and rating at the same time. Pours a dark caramel color with a tan head that is extremely foamy to start, and takes forever to disappear. Once the head settles down it is a nice porter. Lots of chocolate and roasted coffee in the aroma. Taste is also chocolatey, but not too sweet. This beer reminds me more of a porter or chocolate stoudt than a dark lager. Very decent overall.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ARMed (613) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2008
Deep dark nut brownish ale with a thick strong dense head. Appearance is very good. Palate is sweet and caramel chocolate. The beer has a good flavor but it resembles a sweet after dinner chocolate drink.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ShaneJ (611) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2013
Bottle from Beer Cartel. Hazy dark brown, roasty malt, burnt caramel, grassy hops, quite dry, moderate bitterness. Ok.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jado (582) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - SEP 22, 2012
Pint. Dark cola-coloured body was topped by a substantial tan head that mostly dissipated. Chocolate was the predominant flavour on the nose, and that carried through in the taste, although some black coffee and roasted malts also came through. Body was light and well carbonated. Easy drinking dark lager with more complexity than I was expecting.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2007
Bottle (375ml). Bottle exploded upon opening sadly. Poured a very dark brown almost black, orangey brown highlights, light brown head which was mostly lasting. Aroma was of burnt malts, mild coffee and chocolate and some sweet raisins in the back. Taste was initially sweet with some dates followed by a fair dose of coffee with an odd smoky sour milk finish. Body was medium with a chalky mouthfeel and a mildly bitter finish. I was not overly impressed with this one.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 4, 2009
Pours deep red /brown and a tan head. Mild nutty malt aroma. A slight coffee note, and some slight fruity hop. Taste is quite roasty, nutty malt again though less of the coffee in the taste. More coffee on the finish. A dark lager with the flavours you expect.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dervock (517) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle - pours black with a tight at head. Roast mlt, cereal and a slight funk. Rost malt bitterness and a lingering dry finish. Lively carbonation, bit too much.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
l1br4r14n (451) - Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA - AUG 1, 2009
Pours dark brown with red highlight and a large frothy tan head. Light fruit dominates the aroma, not what I expected from the appearance. Flavor is big on the roasted and chocolate malts, along with some dark fruit. Nice clean finish. The body is highly carbonated, and gets in the way of the flavor. This beer is a bit strange, the aroma, color and flavor don’t really match up - but the flavor was a nice surprise.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2007
Bottle at the 2007 Aussie Summer Gathering: Brown amber with some rusty tinting in the light beneath a short-lived head. In the nose slightly wheaty tones lie beneath some fruity hop and yeast notes. Flavours of toasty grains dominate with some pleasant biscuity notes and a slightly annoying orange tang. I found this to be a bit thin. Even if nicely done overall it just didn’t have any standout flavours.


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