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

bottled
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available

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RATINGS: 187   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jado (575) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2014
From 500 ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden amber with a tightly packed white head and fine but vigorous carbonation. Aroma was initially grassy noble hops but as it warmed more tripel characters of candy sugar, orange, banana and coriander. The taste has gentle apple and pear at the front end before a spicy kick comes through. There’s lemon peel, banana and some ’hot’ alcohol. Great smooth, creamy mouth feel but the alcohol isn’t all that well incorporated. Pretty good really.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle from Beer Run. Pours a hazy orange color with a medium sized fizzy off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of citrus, yeast, butterscotch, spice. The taste is butterscotch, caramel, herbal hops, citrus and yeast. Medium bodied, slight heat, a bit cloying.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
exeter (362) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 15, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2014 Sweet at the start then you are left with the hot spiciness. There is a bit of sourness left over but then you get the slight alcohol burn to wipe anything you felt before. Edit, was given it again by a friend, tasted better, a .5 bump. The Belgians still do it better, but if they weren’t available, this would be great.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HIGHB4LL (656) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2014
12.7 oz. bottle. Appearance: two fingers of white head, orange golden color, cloudy, Aroma: grape, light malty sweetness, fruit, very light floral. Palate: medium body, alcohol texture, average carbonation, slightly bitter finish. Taste: fruity and yeasty sweet, slight bitter finish. Overall, very strong tastes, unique, alcoholic, and worth trying.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ComradeK (1052) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - MAR 6, 2014
375ml bottle. Pours a hazy medium gold, with a small white head, which lasts fairly well but does not leave much lacing. Spicy Belgian yeast, fruit characteristics and a touch of smoke make up the aroma. Mild citrus and spice hops up front give way to light pear notes and a little caramel in the mid-palate. Belgian yeast spiciness comes into the finish. This is a quite nice and very reasonably priced tripel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
samsmith33 (402) - - MAR 2, 2014
Aroma Is fruit, yeast, grains. Dark gold color. No head. Taste is bitter fruit, lemon. A good beer to warm into; gets better with each sip. (

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skortila (4620) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2014
On tap @ Moa, Blenheim. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. The aroma is citric, light dusty yeasty, bit spicy. Hazy, yellow coloured beer with a white, rocky head. The taste is sweet, citric, spicy, has orange peel, bit dusty yeast tones. Finish more bitter and dry. Light carbonation. Great triple.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
two7offsuit (240) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Pours gold with a thin white head. Spicy aroma. Flavors of citrus and spice. Spice lingers a bit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajtrupp (288) - Keenesburg, Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Drank a couple gulps at work from a coworker who brought it in. I like Belgians and this is a damn fine example of one. A couple of guys who aren't fans said this is one they'd go for. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jookos (2621) - 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.


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