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


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RATINGS: 206   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4788) - 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 (2843) - 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 (2417) - 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 (1328) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (6160) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4857) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WheatKing (1323) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pdx76 (651) - 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

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