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Moa St Josephs Barrel Reserve

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Formerly brewed at Moa Brewing Company
Style: Abbey Tripel
Blenheim, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 2.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
St Joseph’s Barrel Reserve shows spicy and nutty characters and typical banana and yeast aromas and finishes with a rich mouth filling palate. A great NZ take on a classic Belgium Triple Style. Serve in balloon glass just below room temperature.


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
kidmartinek (3640) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2013
Golden color like apple juice. Mild malty chemy aroma. Taste like wet ones smell. No buenos. Hides alchy well until in burns bad after it goes down.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bozoNZ (719) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 18, 2010
Cloudy golden, rich head. Dry, champagne nose with a touch of faint brett. Palate like a good sweet and sour chinese. Some punchy fruit notes, hot phenols and some sour aged notes. Not quite sure that it works, but equally not too sure how to improve it...

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 26, 2010
Bottle. Pours hazy golden with a good stable white head. Quite the funky aroma but not in the good sense. It’s highly phenolic and lacks fruity esters. Perhaps the result of a warmer fermentation than usual. I enjoyed the original but this was tough to get through. It’s just overly acidic in mouthfeel and doesn’t have that pleasant dry tartness in the finish. A real shame as I always enjoy the beers from Moa. Nonetheless glad I got to try this - courtesy of SorenE - cheers!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jonno (2290) - JAPAN - FEB 26, 2010
Mmmm I don’t know what the original is like, but to me this wasn’t really a tripel and reminded me of euro strong lager in many ways. A bit more going for it than that, but just not complex and heavy going. Probably not a style that would hold up to barrel aging and it shows here. Still thankful to try it so big ups to Nate for letting us crack this.


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