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Brewed by Moa Brewing Company
Style: Abbey Tripel
Blenheim, New Zealand

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Moa St Josephs is brewed in the traditional style of a classic Belgian Tripel. Strong spice and clove characters create complex flavours and aromas which are heightened by its extended bottle conditioning, with a combination of malt and candy sugars complimenting the high alcohol content produced by the Belgian ale yeast. Best served at 8°C in a goblet after gently rolling the bottle to distribute the sediment signature.

Tasting Notes
Moa St Josephs is a true abbey style tripel with strong clove and spice flavours apparent with a noticeable fruit ester profile. Smokey phenolic characters can be detected. The bitterness is designed to be complimentary rather than dominant. Moa St Josephs is a complex beer that has no added herbs or spices, and is best served at approximately 8˚C in a tulip glass.

Awards
Gold - Asia Beer Awards
Gold – NZ Brew Awards
Silver - Asia Beer Awards
Bronze – Australian Intl. Beer Awards
Bronze – Brew NZ Awards
Trophy – Brew NZ Awards for Packaging


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Howlader (592) - - FEB 1, 2014
Taster from the Bowery Whole Foods in New York. Decent tripel, nice and yeasty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jookos (1907) - FINLAND - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle@ahven. Orange hazy. Belgian spicy, citric pale malty. Tripel definitely. Soft body, no carbonation (by design, I’m told). Spicy yeast, orange zest. Pretty good for an uncarbonated strong one. Surprisingly unboozy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerbeer (1664) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 30, 2014
375 ml bottle. Pours a hazy light gold color with moderate head. Aromas of toast, very light citrus, and a hint of banana/yeast. Somewhat buttery flavor for a Triple. Rich and smooth. Definite fruit esters with doughy notes. Interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scrapersnbeer (1464) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Spice and tart candied sugar aroma. Hazy orange. Plenty of bittersweetness, tart finish. Not subtle in strength revelation, which is not a knock in this case. Medium to heavy, somewhat cloying. Profound and unique tripel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (1602) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Undated 500{?} ml cork and wire bottle purchased and served in NZ in a large wine goblet. ”bottle fermented and conditioned” pour somewhat clear with almost no head. Aroma: Spicy, fruity and a bit yeasty, with the expected hints of banana and clove. Flavor: Lightly spicy, mainly clove, and a bit yeasty. Feel: undercarbonated and too thin. O: much improved with warming

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kayres (435) - , Georgia, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Hazy orange with a thin white head. Yeasty wheat nose, but nutty? Medium bodied and bright crisp lemon malt flavor. Bit bready, good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
b3shine (5123) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a completely transparent gold with white lacing. Smells sweet with a big Belgian yeast presence along with notes of clove and spices. Tastes like it smells, only not as robust, and with some odd butterscotch. Average (at best) on the palate. Not my thing.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (3391) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 21, 2013
Bottle: Pours cloudy, deep yellow-gold with a thin white cap. Malt, light fruit aroma. Taste is nectary-sweet...pear and yeast, lemon.. Light spicing and malt.. Just gets sweeter as it warms. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2013
6th November 2013
Light haze on this gold beer. Residual white head. Palate is smooth with low carbonation. Pretty sweet malts, even for a Tripel. Light dry floralness, touch of spice. Sweet dried fruits. Fairly neutral finish. Pretty tasty but slightly sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiwianer (3317) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 15, 2013
The head is good, the body cloudy and blond. It smells maltaromatic, fruity, yeastaromatic. The taste is fruity, maltaromatic, yeastaromatic. Very aromatic, quite nice.


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