- My Rating: [B-], I gave it a (3.3 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
Moa Noir Dark Lager (no longer in production) – Moa Brewing Company, 5% ABV – 750 ml., (Marlborough, New Zealand)
on the front-left label:
“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.”
- Style: (dark lager) Dunkel
- Where I got it : Legacy Liquor / Vancouver
- How much: $10 CAD (after 10% off) – 750 ml., August 2013
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- What made an impression:
Visual: (cellared for 4 years). Hefty quality bottle, aluminum foil wrapped, twisty steel cap, real cork. Pours dark cola brown with a smallish 1mm dissipating head, a thin micro layer of retention, scattered sporadic streams.
Nose: cocoa light roast grainy barley malt, toffee undertones. (lvl-6)-pungency
Attack: crisp, slight tanginess
Mid-palate: wet cork, background mild sour, (lvl-2-sweetness), grainy dry roasted barley malt,
Finish: mild coffee bean exhale, dry cocoa
Summary: There’s a bit of cork flavour as well a background sourish note that distracts from the roasted malt experience. Overall the body and dark notes are good, but it seems acidic notes aren’t quite in harmony. Decent, but not great.