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Moa Noir

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


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RATINGS: 148   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 11/20
nate2g (1548) - 上海 / Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2009
Bottle at the Brewery. Pours dark brown with a thin tanned head. Chocolate malt, caramel, biscuit and coffee aroma and flavour. Thin and bitter mouthfeel with a light roasted finish. Not a standout but still a good beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Andbrewer (18) - St. Joseph, Missouri, USA - APR 16, 2009
Pours brown. Biscuit and nutty in flavor. Slightly chocolaty. Body is lacking. Ok beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Suttree (5685) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 28, 2009
Brown, fairly clear, and a thin head. . Aroma is cole and bread. Flavor is mostly cola, again, with some earthy, piney notes in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4322) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2012
The aroma is like toasted what bread with a touch of coffee. The appearance is brown with a medium head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is thin. Overall this is pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
petergaynor (137) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 8, 2012
330ml bottle, pours dark caramel black. Very little earthy head. Smells sweet coffee malts. Nice malt raisins coming through with caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pictoman (826) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 18, 2015
Poured from 750mL bottle. Dark amber brown with dissipating off white head. Mild sour coffee malt. Subtle ash and herbal notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
a_sully (346) - - SEP 18, 2015
Very heavily carbonated with a very heavy white frothy head. Body is dark brown and opaque. Aroma is sweet with a nutty sweet (hints of anaise). Taste is sweet but rather plain. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pickled (47) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 8, 2006
A fairly nice drop. I got my 330ml bottle from Rumbles - it was the last one there. It smelt of caramel to me. I think I may have served it a bit cold as there wasn’t much head but I did like the colour and taste. I found it creamy and pleasantly soft in the mouth. Wifey agreed with me that it was better than the Herold Bohemian Black Lager that we tried at the same time and that it was really too expensive to go back to in a hurry.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lunkie (1640) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2008
Smokey malt aroma with sweet undertones. Dark brown colour with great head and lacing. Sweet malt smokey flavour with beacon. Smooth palate.

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