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Moa Noir

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


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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

Silver – Brew NZ Awards
Bronze – Brew NZ Awards

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2011
A clear brown/black colored beer, with a thick beige head. The aroma of some chocolate malt with sweet fruits, some cherries. The taste of some chocolate bitter and cherries. The aftertaste is bitter with sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2008
Blindtasting at Papsoe. Bottle. Hazy brown colour with a little nice head. Aroma of caramel, munic and toffee. Flavour of malt, munich malt and caramel. Nice tasty flavour, that ends up quite bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewBoxer (2595) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimhilt (2559) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erasmus_ro (2543) - Alabama, USA - APR 20, 2013
Bottle @ HBF2013. Pours very dark brown with not a lot of head. Aroma is roasted, caramel, light touch of yeasty marzipan, dark, porter-like fruitiness. Taste is semi-dry. Somewhat roasted, wooden - but not in an unpleasant way. Turns spicy and fruity on the finish. Palate is medium with some carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - AUG 26, 2009
Bottle. Pours hazy rust color with pasty beige head. The aroma is dusty caramel, some grain, hints of carob, and some herbal hops. The flavor is a bit fruity with papaya, lime, some banana, and apricot. Dust caramel sweetness is throughout. The finish is sweet carob with a little bit of lemon. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerona97 (2398) - Washington, USA - APR 7, 2009
Pours brown, small tan head. Nut and chocolate aroma. Chocolate taste but body is lacking.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DeanF (2348) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2016
750ml bottle found in rural Alberta, no it ain’t retired as far as I can tell, though maybe this is on the way out and remaining stocks will just be depleted. Pours with modest slightly creamy head and swampy brown body that bodes plenty of carbonation. Soft hay and malt aroma, barn funk and hazelnut kinda. Flavour is an earthy nut with hints of malty caramel and said barn funk. Like sucking on a plank of wood from the barn that the cows had lived in. Medium finish, could use a little more presence on the mouth. Hefty and I like the earthy tones. Too bad it’s having a retirement party.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - 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.

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