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

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RATINGS: 138   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


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (9952) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2010
750 ml corked and caged green bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of carmel, light fruittiness and light roast. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, light roastiness and light fruittiness with a crisp dry lingering carmel finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dean (29) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2011
Bottle shared with 4 friends plenty of head. Dark colour. Drinkable but I was hoping for more oomph.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (8593) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Nose of roast coffee, roast chocolate and smoked malt. Taste is lacking - mostly likely smoked and roasted chocolate malt. Body is very thin. Lacks complexity.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (12286) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Bottle. Dark amber brown color, medium off white head. Aroma of toffee. Taste is biscuit, toffee, cocoa.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ShaneJ (540) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2013
Bottle from Beer Cartel. Hazy dark brown, roasty malt, burnt caramel, grassy hops, quite dry, moderate bitterness. Ok.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 2, 2007
This American Dark Lager pours a deep brown color from a 33cl. bottle. Medium to large sized beige foamy head. Good retention and nice lacing. Aroma is dark malt, caramel and slightly sweet. Medium bodied dark beer. The malts are slightly roasty, touch of chocolate and dark fruit. The hops are earthy and slightly spicy. This beer reminds me a little of some of the dark beers I drank way back in the old days. A little darker malts, slightly more flavor and body than the lighter stuff. Nice balance. Good carbonation. Nothing really outstanding here, but it is a very nice drinkable beer. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ARMed (606) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2008
Deep dark nut brownish ale with a thick strong dense head. Appearance is very good. Palate is sweet and caramel chocolate. The beer has a good flavor but it resembles a sweet after dinner chocolate drink.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gam (3279) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2009
Dark brown with red tinge good carbonation tan head aroma caramel hops coffee note flavour bitter caramel cooked flavours light roasted coffee or more chicory sweet like toffee or cocoa great with roast meal finish bitter rich lacks a bit of body.

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   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (10139) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2009
A dark reddish brown lager with a thin light moka head. A very fruity aroma with light burned caramel and chocolate. In mouth, a light and peaty lager, with light roasted coffee, wooden notes, a bit of herbal funk, but too thin for my liking. Out of the 3 (Blanc, and Original), this is my least favorite. Bottle from Olivers Albamy, BB 04-06-2010.


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