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Moa Noir

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

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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 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


3fourths' rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8464) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2013 bottle-conditioned 33cl 2013 batch. hazed dark brown body with a fine-bubbled tan head with some retention and lacing. malty aroma with a lot of toasted grains and black patent char and dry licorice notes, but also a subtle gaminess (wet dog hair, animal scat / soil). medium-light body, medium sweetness, mild bitterness. very much in the vein of Czech tmavy: lots of chewy dark caramel malt and charred black malt but absent the roast of German-style schwarzbier. crunchy, toasty and lightly husky malt flavor. good calcium / mineral character plays nicely with Munich-like cookie batter, caramel, vanilla and nut character. rich, chewy, round, enjoyable malt savoriness. thankfully the early gaminess goes away after some time, or I get used to it enough that it’s not an issue. quite good, but for the price I will buy Session Black in bulk and be happy enough.


2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jbruner (2826) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 13, 2015
Bottle at catch 22 bottle share! Pours a deep brownish black with bubbly white head. Aroma and taste of oxidized malt and stale fruit, past its prime for sure.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tdtm82 (916) - Essex, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2015
Thanks; Clayfiish! Massive bottle! WOAH. Opaque black. White lacing. Cedar. Light oak. Grain. Blackcurrant,. Taste is blackcurrant; lemons and leather. Ok but not for me. Thanks!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
reebtogi (4568) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 28, 2015
750ml corked bottle pours a dark brown color with a 2 finger beige head that retains well and leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is mild chocolate with some grass and grains. Taste is a grassy hop bitterness with a light chocolate malty sweetness. Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Average at best for the style. Definitely, not one of my favorites.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DialSquare (3174) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2015
12oz bottle from the Party Source in Cincy/Kentucky. Black pour, tan head. Aroma of coffee, toasty wheat, spice, caramel. Tastes of dark fruit, cocoa, hay, cereal, molasses. Lightly dry, bitter finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KeefOz (1072) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JAN 24, 2015
Poured a deep coppery brown colour with a big (four-finger plus) light tan foamy head that retained well and laced poorly. Carbonation moderate and fine. Aroma of sweet caramel, roasted grain and a hint of roasted coffee. Taste of roasted grains dominate plus sweet dark fruits. Light to medium body. Dry with a lingering roasted bitterness on the finish. More complex than a dark lager.

2.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
dslam (85) - surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 18, 2015
Poured from a 750ml bottle. Pours dark brown with good amount of foamy head. I can see some bubbles dancing their way up, which is nice. Very light taste for a Dunkel. And it doesn’t have a good after taste.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pictoman (725) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MikeJslc (767) - USA - DEC 21, 2014
Deep brown, clear, tan head. Aroma: bready malt, biscuit, cocoa. Flavor similar with baker’s chocolate, some earthy notes. Finishes dry. Easy drinking.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
waiake (332) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 17, 2014
pours dark brown with a frothy tan head, rich malty aroma of roasted coffee chocolate, taste is similar bitter roasted malty nutty refreshing, very nice

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dervock (532) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle - pours black with a tight at head. Roast mlt, cereal and a slight funk. Rost malt bitterness and a lingering dry finish. Lively carbonation, bit too much.


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