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


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RATINGS: 198   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WheatKing (1319) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2341) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DylansDad (387) - North Shore, Auckland, 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrFecesious (1191) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2013
Bottle share. Hazy yellow. Aroma of barnyard yeast, citrus. Taste is citrus zest, yeasty funk, sourness, balanced with a blend of citrus malt. Quite dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
GothGargoyle (1568) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2013
Clear yellow with a small pale head. Aroma is apricot, peach, marmalade. Slightly sticky mouthfeel, sweet on the palate with a lingering sweet finish. Taste is marmalade, dried apricots, peaches in syrup. A little on the sweet side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (4443) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 24, 2013
375ml bottle in a Trappist glass. Pours copper/amber with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of spicy yeast, caramel malts, and light hops. Flavor the same with a nice malt profile. Average texture. A decent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ShaneJ (666) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2013
Bottle from Beer Cartel. Hazy golden/orange, doughy yeast aroma, mild spices, toffee apple, rockmelon, sweetness is there, but with a slightly sour/tart finish. Ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scouser (290) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Pours a hazy golden honey colour with a white head and lacing. Aroma of honey and biscuits, quite nice. Tastes of floral hops, orange, honey, banana all over the place. This is a great drink! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
krumbum (606) - truckee, California, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Like the boxer on the box there is a thickness to this beer. Its brings you in as you search its cloudy deep glowing golden appearance. Keeping you there as you search for the aroma you would think would accompany this beer. A nice solid jab of Belgian yeast flavors, combined with a full mouth feel and a light zip burn across your tongue. KO .

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