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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 169   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


2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (3507) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2013
Stinky yeasty aroma. Rich, clear golden color with a little white head. But it is pure white. The flavor is full, yeasty, bitter, and refreshing. Gummy, bitter, apple mineral. Light on the palate but you can feel a.small burn after.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rougeau13 (1940) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Slightly hazed golden with a huge creamy off white head. Aroma of bread, yeast, bubblegum, and white wine. Taste is a little sharp; sweet and boozy. Medium body with a little kick.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7682) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Large bottle from Capone’s. Pours turbid golden with white clingy head. Nose is funky yeasty esters, hopcitrus, tropical fruit. Tastes complex, with notes of yeasty funky esters, dry floral hops, and some floral finishing notes. This one is very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (808) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Aroma of coriander and yeast. Perfect gold with a two-finger foam. Nice biscuit malt flavor is dominate with some yeast, cinnamon, herb and hop characteristics. Alcohol and burnt sugar is recognized on the finish. Overall, pretty good. Well rounded with a nice body but nothing spectacular stands out for me. I’d give this an A- rating.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle. Dull golden body with a white head. Aromas of Belgian yeast, sweet grains, light fruit. Bready malt, spices, slight sweetness on the flavor. ABV very well hidden.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4170) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2012
The aroma is malty, yeasty, and spicy with grass, earth, funk, and fruit. The appearance is cloudy deep gold with an orange hue. The head is small. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall a neat interpretation of the style but it’s just a train wreck of elements.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
legion242 (2142) - Richardson, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2012
Poured a slightly hazy yellow with a decent head. Nose was faint and the flvours were also quite faint. Other then not tasting 9.5%, this was a pedestrian effort.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beersearcher (2315) - Glendale, California, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Horrible all black label with tiny "St Joseph’s" in red but the beer inside is a complex tripel by way of New Zealand. Pours a medium yellow color. Really nice spice and vanilla aroma that follows into the slightly viscous and alcohol heavy taste. Some citrus notes in here as well. Getting some serious Belgian yeast notes too.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ronaldtheriot (1178) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Moa St. Joseph’s has a medium, fluffy, white head and a brilliant, bubbly, yellow-golden appearance, with lots of streaming bubbles and a nice lacing film left on the glass. The aroma is of candy sugar, malt, sweetness, and spritz (think 7-Up), and the flavor is of sweet malt, bread, champagne, juice, and one also encounters a mild hop bitterness in the under-taste. Mouthfeel is light to medium and prickly, and Moa St. Joseph’s finishes crisp, clean, dry, and bright. Overall, this is quite good. RJT

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbastard (669) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Strong carbonation when opened. Poured bright and golden. Apple nose mixed with pears. Thick and surpy, lots of fruit, but not as effervescent as it should be. Inky soap like flavors, mixed with candied surgars and apples and other fruits. Does not compare with Belguim Triples.


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