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

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on tap
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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2008
Bottled. Blackish pour, lightly filtered. Peanuty, roasty, clean aroma, bright. Gooey, nutty, rich in the mouth, very easy drinking. Earthy and mushroomy. This is a pretty solid beer here. Should probably go under schwarz as well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (4789) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 14, 2008
Pours a dark ruby - the aroma is doughy, nutty, with a slight earthy must, fruitiness and vegetal character - full but soft carbonation in the mouth - almost like a brown ale in flavor, with strong nutty flavor, moderate herbal bitterness - a little chalky and dry on the back end - slight hints of cocoa and bread at the end as well - earthy - an interesting and underrated beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - JAN 25, 2009
Bottle. Caramel brown pour with beige head. Aroma is some nutty malt, bread, and very light belgian-like fruit sweetness. Flavor is the same, sweet caramel and fruit malt base; complex but subtle and light roasted finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3006) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2011
Bottle in NZ. First beer on the trip and very happy. Typical dark lager. Sessionable and roasty. Nice beer

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lagerboy (1185) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 27, 2014
750 ml corked and caged bottle, 5% ABV. Deep dark clear caramel copper, lasting rocky tan foam. Aroma is medium toast roast c-malt. Nutty toasted mild chocolate/caramel malty sweet taste, some earthy noble hop. Average carbonation, light-medium bodied, lightly hopped. Well done. MLF (More Lagerboy Friendly)

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (10777) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 10, 2007
Bottle from Bottle Barn. Aroma of rich dark roasted malt that is not burnt, and is somewhat chocolatey. The color is deep ruby, if viewed under very strong light; otherwise nearly opaque. The white head collapsed rapidly. Medium bodied with full and creamy carbonation - no bite. The flavor is mellow dark roast malt with dark chocolate aspects. A very slight touch of underlying sour. The finish is not sweet; the malt continues; some bitter pops up for balance. The whole thing is a bit earthy, like fresh mushrooms, but that’s just the backdrop for really great flavor. At US $30+ for a six pack it’s not likely to be an everyday quaff, but I am glad to have been able to enjoy it. Perhaps as close to stout as a lager is likely to get.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (7810) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2008
Slight haze, ruby-brown beer, beautiful; very good yellow-cream head, stable. Roasted, near roasted coffee beans aroma, just a touch earthy. Good! Coffee, coffee cream. Like a light coffee stout, when bottom-fermented of course. Light, but not at all empty; slick, creamy even. Nice! Very good light, stout-like beer. More and more Baltic porter are top-fermented, here’s a beer tasting like a stout for all the world, bottom-fermented. Great find, Stef!

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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3298) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JAN 11, 2009
Bottle purchase from Liquor Barn in Santa Rosa I believe. Poured a reddish tinted dark brown color with a huge light brown head. Aroma was much better than expected. Cocoa, earth, nuts, caramel and must. Some fruit. Very similar to a brown ale in the aroma. Flavor was pretty full, with bread, toffee, nuts, caramel and fruit. Some light cocoa presence. Slight hopping in the finish. Actually was very tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (3108) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2009
375ml bottle. Cola colour with a large thick tan foam blanket. Looks like a glas of cola and is levely and well carbonated. Aromas of roasted coffee beans and chocolate dominate with burnt toffee and nalt flavours folowing. Smooth finish and light in the mouth.


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