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

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unknown

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RATINGS: 174   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


3.6
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2388) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (756) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (4869) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2013
375ml bottle pours a hazy gold with some fluffy, white head. Aroma is straight forward, some spice, some sweetness, some sticky starfuit, malt, a little candy, some pepper, some clove. Flavor is malty and sweet, a touch of pepper, lots of fruit, candy, some spice. Full, sticky finish.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fontjt (77) - Louisiana, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Didn’t know what to expect what to expect from this one. The smell was almost winey at first and could smell a little alcohol in it. In first with a nice foamy head. The taste is a little but again I can taste alcohol but not in the usual bad way it is very pleasing alcohol taste. It is a light, oily feel in the mouth. Overall I went in expecting very little but i was very pleasantly suprised.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4516) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 6, 2013
(375ml bottle) Purchased at Hillside Liquors. Pours a thin, creamy white head atop a golden body. Nose of bark, bandaid and yeast. Banana, tonic water, very tropical fruity. Interesting, not great.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WheatKing (1296) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle from The Warehouse, Phnom Penh. Poured copper for me, lasting head. Nose of a typical tripel but underlined by a lot of wine character, flavour is less than average spiciness, more wine. Great esters, effervescent. Really liked this.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pdx76 (626) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 20, 2013
On draught at Pdx international beer fest - pours out cloudy golden color. Nose of yeast, citrus, and clove. Taste of clove, banana, and yeast. Has dry finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2139) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Spiced honey aroma. Light strawberry flavor with a spicy finish. Quite soft. Hazed golden with a soft white head.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DylansDad (307) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 9, 2013
Very sweet and thankfully the banana flavour is kept in check. There’s enough going on in this beer to make me want a second try. Very drinkable 9.5%ABV


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