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


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RATINGS: 223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (10760) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle (trade with Patrickctenchi for an oxidized Klingon beer 4-pack). Musty lemon peel and malt aroma. Hazy golden yellow with giant white head. Sweet-musty lemon malt and bitter lemon peel flavor. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - AUG 30, 2014
On draught at Apex. Slightly hazy golden color. Aroma is citrus, plum, yeast funk, and spice. Taste is sweetly funky, with dank yeast, green grapes, plum, citrus, pepper spice, and a touch of bitterness. Bittersweet sour fruit and yeast finish. A not overly sweet tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maltman53 (465) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Good, solid Tripel but not complex. Hazy orange pour, not much nose (a little lemon zest), the palate is cooked citrus fruit and marmalade jam, well-balanced, integrating its 9.5% ABV, not a strong on the banana, which is good, a little spice and clove. Overall, a pleasantly drinkable Tripel but not much complexity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RumRunner101 (918) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 26, 2014
Hazy golden pour. Big clove and spice aroma, dry toast. Spicey, some alcohol heat, dry. Fine trippel, but still not crazy about the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9872) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
2014-07-08. Hazy dark yellow body head. 3+ Aroma is mild but pleasantly fruity. 6+ Flavour is fruity, very lightly bitter. Smooth average bodied palate, soft carbonation. 3+ Quaffable but mild. Triple, really? Bottle, Tasting at cgarvieuk’s, Edinburgh

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (10856) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours hazy golden, nose is light fruit, caramel, taste is dry, rich caramel, light fruit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BenH (3438) - 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 (21868) - 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 (1004) - 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 12/20
beer-yum (1361) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 14, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2016 Funky aroma in a light gold pour. Nicely balanced brew that hides it’s strength well. Missing only a little of the complexity of the benchmark Belgians brews.

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