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Moa Noir

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76
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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


2.8
   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.

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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lunkie (1579) - 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.

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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - OCT 11, 2009
Bottle. Poured a red/brown with a creamy tan head that settles to a ring, and had light lace. Subdue malty aroma. The flavor found molasses with short hints of wood. Medium body and sweet.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DonBirnam (108) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 11, 2009
Bottle. Brown with reddish tinge and tan head. Sweet malt with little to no bitternes, chocolate etc. Small coffee notes. Not very exciting.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beernbourbon (1394) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 27, 2010
Bottle. Pour hazy copper with a thin tan head. Aroma is green bottle beer, light caramel malt, faint floral hop, and a faint christmas spice component. Flavor is Caramel malt, green bottle beer, light floral hop, and a touch of crisp hop in the finish. The finish surprised me, in a good way. Quite bold and crisp. Not bad, but not too crazy.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vanz (189) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2013 Re-rate. Aroma: cereal, roasty, chocolate, oak, grape. Appearance: a black red appearance, very thin light brown head. Taste: medium bitterness, medium sourness, taste is quite different from what you would expect from a dunkel, very heavy oak flavours, can taste the wine flavours coming through. Overall a very interesting beer, but I do not like it. The oak is just far too overpowering to be pleasant for me. Worth a try though.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (12315) - Washington DC, USA - APR 19, 2013
375ml bottle. Large beige head atop hazy dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some chocolate, light lemon, nut. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some nut, light chocolate, lager lemon, earthy. Light-medium body, fairly smooth.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Grumbo (883) - 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.


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