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Moa Noir

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

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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   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


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimhilt (2450) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 10, 2010
Pours a two finger off-white head that fades slowly to a ring leaving some lace. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Opaque brown color. Nose is slight malt. Flavor is caramel and baked molasses. Smooth, surprisingly good being in a green bottle. $4.25 for a 375ml bottle from Colonial Spirits, Acton, MA.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - APR 7, 2009
Pours brown, small tan head. Nut and chocolate aroma. Chocolate taste but body is lacking.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2010
bottle thanks to bhensonb. poured hazy amber with a white head. aroma was cardboard and horse grain. flavor was flat wet grain with medium body and high carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewBoxer (2360) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Deep black. Carmelish but not flavorful at all. Prettyt bland but drinkablee and not as heavy as it looks

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 9, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2009 Bottle, pours a amber-brown with a large frothy being head. A rich chocolately aroma, with a touch of caffeine and some phenolics. A good bitter hop palate, a light but creamy mouthfeel, though a little thin and metallic. The flavours are a little understated, some roasted malt - thankfully no steamed carrots! I quite enjoyed this. A nice warm up to a Rut & Ram ’Aloo Strong Dark Mild.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NoiZe (2323) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2008
I’ve had this one in New Zealand on my honeymoon.
Dark brown colored brew. Roasted malty aroma. Nice coffee flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerbeer (2198) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 29, 2013
750 ml bottle. Pours a dark brown with full head. Aromas of black coffee, licorice, and roasted malts. Flavors of bitter dark chocolate, black coffee, and bitter plum skins. Acidic and heavily carbonated.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
portableparty (2000) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a tight soapy off white head that slowly settles to a thin film and full collar. Aroma is bitter with some roasted malt and chocolate. Taste is more bitterness and slight vegetable roasted malt and chocolate/green pepper. Palate is thin fizzy. Nice $2 bottle.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidm (1978) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 24, 2011
Bottle from Plonk, Canberra. Very tasty, malt-driven lager. Aromas of caramel, grain, and chocolate. Taste is sweet, with light bitterness, and good length. Palate is silky, and medium bodied. Black, with a frothy head.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Bottle at nelson blue in pecks slip. Pour is dark brown with off white froth atop. Bet my expectations... nice malty brown ale flavor, nutty.


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