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


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RATINGS: 207   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Moa St Josephs is a classic Belgian Tripel. Strong spice, caramel and banana ester characters create complex flavours and aromas which are heightened by its extended bottle conditioning period. The combination of bittering hops, malt and candy sugars compliment the high alcohol content and integrate into a very approachable and drinkable Tripel.

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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BenH (3252) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle. Golden with white head. Aroma of pis, little spew, honey, grains. Taste of honey, grain, biscuit, piss. Little sweet and tangy with a slightly hot finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (18566) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2014
bottle at home ... golden white ... soft sweet fruits...light candi fruits ... soft zezty fruit nose ... juicy fruits ... soft sweet fruits ... oily fruits ... soft sweet fruits ... very sweet but nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dervock (673) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle - pours murky orange with small loose white head. Orange, fruit and hint of spice. Dry across the palte, bit of heat from the alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer-yum (994) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 14, 2014
One of the better Moa brews in my opinion. Nicely balanced and hides it’s strength well. Missing only a little of the complexity of the benchmark Belgians.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokephibroke (305) - Mead, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Cloudy ruby / amber pour with a rich tan head. Aroma of yeast and spice; clove and coriander. Flavor of pepper and cloves. Bitter linger with some dried fruits.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (1239) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 4, 2014
Aroma is clove, beligian yeast and candy sugars. Taste is dark fruits and candy sugars. Finishes with a tangy bitterness. Appearance is a murky orange with a frothy head that retains well

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (10050) - Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2014
Corked and caged green bottle. It is apretty standard tripel, spcie notes, price point of course way too high.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
KeefOz (1223) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2014
Poured a cloudy pale amber with a one- to two-finger white frothy head that retained for the whole drink but laced poorly. Carbonation very high with lots of medium sized bubbles forming trails. Despite being bottle conditioned there was little visible yeast particles. Aroma of cloves plus a trace of yeast. Taste very sweet malts, light spices (mostly cloves), a bit yeasty, and with a trace of alcohol coming through. Medium body Smooth with a nice bitter finish. Quite OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ALLOVATE (2726) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2014
At cellar temperature and into a chalice. Sandy gold with fine carbonation and misted by the bottle conditioning. A short-lived fluff resides atop. Toffee, pale caramel, banana, vanilla icecream, predominant creaming soda and a touch of guava hit the nose; sweet and intriguing. Creamy mouthfeel. Warming, slightly plastic finish. Lots of that creaming soda comes through, a touch of vanillin and toffee brittle. Lemon zest and a little guava gives it a tang. Light, bounding malt profile; straw-like, dry and gritty which keeps it level. Yeasty and bready with a faint vinous note in the swallow. Fruity bitterness on the edge lingers. Over all a refreshing Tripel. Lacking in some regards but above many I have tried. (37,5cL, BB 04/10/15, Dan Murphy’s, Balcatta)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sulawang (775) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 5, 2014
Visual: Pours cloudy pale golden orange with suspended floaties, disappointingly no head upon popping the cork, almost no activity, and very thin ringed retention Nose: very faint chamomile malts, with just a hint of fishiness (lvl-2)-pungency Attack: almost flat, incoming sourness Mid-palate: (lvl-7)-fruity citrusy sweetness, champagne vinegar medium sourness, (MAIN) lemon citrus malts, hints of florals + grapefruit Finish: curd-like residual sweetness, subtle soft mild bitter hopped finish. Summary: The flavour profile is quite unique and good for a Belgian-style tripel - Balanced citrus with subtle florals and a spot-on sweetness. It’s a shame that it’s vastly undercarbonated - it drinks almost flat with zero crispness.

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