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


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RATINGS: 219   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 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
allmyvinyl (9052) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 6, 2013
375ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Hazy orange pour, no head, no carbonation at all in fact. Aromas are all Belgian yeasty goodness - pepper spice, coriander, whisky-end phenols. Palate has wine-like qualities, due to the high alcohol no doubt, but white grapes are there, alongside raw grain spirit notes. Weird beer. Not sure I like it. Being totally flat didn’t help.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
magsinva (1076) - Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle - had this one a couple days ago, solid triple, though a tad boring.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thb (797) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 25, 2013
Very cloudy straw/yellow. Aroma has lots of spicy yeast notes - pepper/coriander. Also orange zest, cereal. Drink is a bright and flavourful citrusy opening, which disintegrates into a dull grainy bitter finish. Big transition through the sip.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
RexTalionis (3455) - FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
Bottled. Pours orange in color with a whitish head. Notes of citrus, floral and perfume in aroma. Some grassy bitterness and faint hints of white peppery spicyness in taste. What sticks out is however the sweetness of some butterscotch here. A bit too sweet and doesn’t have the punch I’m looking for in a tripel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hermod (5986) - Vantaa, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle @ olutexpo. Hazy amber, thin white head. Chemical,spicy, fruity aroma. Flavor has malt, cardamon, banana. Not very balanced,nor drinkable.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VastActiv (5447) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
Tap at Olutexpo 2013, Helsinki. Colour is clear yellow with very small white head. Aromas and flavours: Spices, Belgian yeast and malts. Quite bland and juicy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (6198) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
(Bottle, 0.375 l, at OlutExpo 2013) The beer poured golden and hazy. Its head was small and white. Aroma had honey, fruitiness and malts. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, honey, malts, sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste was fruity and bitter. A different but a still tasty tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
laiti (7914) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
33 cl bottle @ Olutexpo 2013
Aroma has soapy citrus, some herbal notes and grass. Flavour is sweetish with apricot, some citrus and herbs. A tripel way too sweet. The apricot notes are nice though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
olio (8885) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
Tap @ BeerExpo Finland 2013.
Pours clear pale golden color with a small head. Aroma of starch, sweet fruits and faint hops. Flavor of starch, yeast, toffee, some pale malts and hay. Way too sweet and starchy, not really an tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (7649) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
330 ml bottle @ OlutExpo 2013, Helsinki. Pours a cloudybyrllow colour without a head. Aroma of sweet apricot, herbs and grass. Sweet flavour of apricot, grass, stinging tartness and some floral notes. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and low-ish carbonation. Finishes sweet and warming. Decent, but way too sweet.

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