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


on tap

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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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.

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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
olio (6133) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
Tap @ BeerExpo Finland 2013.
Pours clear pale golden color with a small head. Aroma of starch, sweet fruits and faint hops. Flavor of starch, yeast, toffee, some pale malts and hay. Way too sweet and starchy, not really an tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (6204) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
330 ml bottle @ OlutExpo 2013, Helsinki. Pours a cloudybyrllow colour without a head. Aroma of sweet apricot, herbs and grass. Sweet flavour of apricot, grass, stinging tartness and some floral notes. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and low-ish carbonation. Finishes sweet and warming. Decent, but way too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kavu (2192) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 18, 2013
0,15l on tap @ OlutExpo 2013. Pours hazy dark yellow with a low head. Aroma is sour malts. Flavor is sour malts, wheat and alcohol. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (1620) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 17, 2013
A really solid Tripel. Pours a bright golden and yellow hue in the body with a big soapy off white head. The nose is spiced with notes of clove, fruity esters and a hint of smoke. Fruity and a bit heavy for a tripel but a nice crisp wheat flavour, citrus and fruity yeast esters balance out well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fletchfighters (1057) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 7, 2013
375 ML bottle Clear, slightly darker straw yellow color. Think white film for head. Touches of carbonation bubbles. Quite a fruity nose. Apple, pear, overripe stonefruit, and some stale bread. Nice complex nose. Taste is a bit dull. Lots of stale bread overripe pear and cardboard. Sweet and spicy on the palate. Makes up for the taste. Bits of clove and black pepper are nice touches.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (3807) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Aroma is complex fruit, some pilsner qualities and slightly perfumed. The flavor is fruit, light citrus, malts, a hint of hop resin and a mix of bitterness and tangy in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2086) - New York, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Bottle while taking a shallacking at poker. Pours cloudy yellowish orange. Nose if floral and yeasty. tastes quite bready, of citrus, white pepper,, vanilla, floral and musky. slight alcohol finish but overall tasty

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyRay (11) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 4, 2013
It poured out a very cloudy - opaque, reddish, gold colour, with a thin layer of head. There was a hint of carbonation, with very light lacing. Not much smell here - some candy & a bit of yeast. The taste was sweet with candy & malt prevalent and some spice with a dry finish. A tasty beer, worth trying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2354) - California, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Hazy golden, decent sized head with some lace/retention. Aroma is yeast dominated - funky, slightly toxic, mostly phenol. Medium bodied, fairly sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (732) - California, USA - AUG 16, 2013
On tap at Taps in Petaluma. Pours a hazy golden color without much head. Some Belgian yeast flavor but overridden by a bit if a plasticky taste.

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