Moa Noir

Hazy, reddish-brown pour with a small one finger head and very little lace or retention. Nose and tastes are simple and slightly nutty. In that respect the first impression of this beer are much more in the brown ale area of things rather than as a dark lager. As things progress (warm), the beer does take on some cleaner and more bitter edges and the malt sweetness fades somewhat. There is no doubt that there is a degree of bakers chocolate in the tastes in addition to a touch of cocoa. A...

Moa Original

It's been in Georgia for a few weeks now so I decided to take the plunge with one of the three Moa beers available here. All in 750's, all corked and caged and all $7.99. Reliably informed that these beers are bottle conditioned with champagne yeast. Opening the bottle backs that up with a BIG, impressive pop. Pour also suggests massive carbonation with an ice-cream, fine bubbled head on top of a murky, orange body. Looks good. The head IS impressive but fades surprisingly quickly to give a...