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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2013
9th June 2012
Hazy dark brown beer, tidy pale tan head. Palate is semi dry and just a little soft. Minerals. Mildly sour malt with a whisper of smoke. Very mild red berry fruits underneath. Dry finish. A decent little beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (5629) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 20, 2013
33 cl bottle @ HBF’13
Aroma is rather nice with cocoa and roasted malt. Flavour has cocoa, roastd malts and coffee. Feels like a schwartzbier that feels like a stout. And it seems that this is actually a dunkel...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
guzzler67 (1494) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 5, 2009
Deep, reddish brown appearance with a large beige head. The initially vinous aroma turned maltier as it warmed, while also providing a whiff of the yeast. Gently hopped with some soft fruit and caramel flavors that turn a little spicier in the aftertaste, giving it an almost scharzbier-like quality. Medium bodied mouthfeel with lively carbonation and an average length finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (3277) - Georgia, USA - JUL 29, 2010
Pours a slightly hazy warm brown with a decent, if not persistent, pale tan head. Aroma is malty and just slightly nutty, not strong but still inviting. Flavor is malty with nutty and hoppy hints - not wonderful, but enjoyable nevertheless. Texture is smooth and fizzy, leaving a bit of a tingle behind, along with a hint of hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
annunz123 (853) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 19, 2011
Pours dark brown with a thick head. Aroma is bready malt with some molasses. Bready taste with some funk, maybe due to the green bottle and the long trip to the US. Good, not great.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pwn3d (1962) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (1799) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Once the hard to remove cork was extracted, this was poured from the ~25 oz bottle into a pint glass. A very dark brown color with a towering, long-lasting head. Plenty of sticky lacing. Has a rather sour aroma of malt with some spiciness. Flavorful, with a generous, but not extreme, load of medium and dark malt. There’s some chocolate, a hint of coffee and a touch of hops, but little of the sourness present in the aroma. A good amount of carbonation. Medium/full bodied with a very smooth finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (3877) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 20, 2013
12.7oz bottle in a lager glass. Pours deep brown with a fluffy, cream-colored head. Aroma of caramel and nutty malts, a little bread and dough, and some floral hops. Flavor the same with a nice balance. Average texture. A pretty good beer for the style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerbeer (1737) - 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 (1909) - 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.


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