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

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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   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


marcus' rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6022) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Bottle shared by oRos. Pours cloudy blonde with a modest white head and an acetone-tinged fruit aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt and candi sugar flavor with a chocolate aftertaste. Less fruity than a typical Belgian tripel, yet pretty tasty.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (6369) - Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2014
Corked and caged green bottle. It is apretty standard tripel, spcie notes, price point of course way too high.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
KeefOz (763) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2014
Poured a cloudy pale amber with a one- to two-finger white frothy head that retained for the whole drink but laced poorly. Carbonation very high with lots of medium sized bubbles forming trails. Despite being bottle conditioned there was little visible yeast particles. Aroma of cloves plus a trace of yeast. Taste very sweet malts, light spices (mostly cloves), a bit yeasty, and with a trace of alcohol coming through. Medium body Smooth with a nice bitter finish. Quite OK.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ALLOVATE (2281) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2014
At cellar temperature and into a chalice. Sandy gold with fine carbonation and misted by the bottle conditioning. A short-lived fluff resides atop. Toffee, pale caramel, banana, vanilla icecream, predominant creaming soda and a touch of guava hit the nose; sweet and intriguing. Creamy mouthfeel. Warming, slightly plastic finish. Lots of that creaming soda comes through, a touch of vanillin and toffee brittle. Lemon zest and a little guava gives it a tang. Light, bounding malt profile; straw-like, dry and gritty which keeps it level. Yeasty and bready with a faint vinous note in the swallow. Fruity bitterness on the edge lingers. Over all a refreshing Tripel. Lacking in some regards but above many I have tried. (37,5cL, BB 04/10/15, Dan Murphy’s, Balcatta)

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sulawang (545) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 5, 2014
Visual: Pours cloudy pale golden orange with suspended floaties, disappointingly no head upon popping the cork, almost no activity, and very thin ringed retention Nose: very faint chamomile malts, with just a hint of fishiness (lvl-2)-pungency Attack: almost flat, incoming sourness Mid-palate: (lvl-7)-fruity citrusy sweetness, champagne vinegar medium sourness, (MAIN) lemon citrus malts, hints of florals + grapefruit Finish: curd-like residual sweetness, subtle soft mild bitter hopped finish. Summary: The flavour profile is quite unique and good for a Belgian-style tripel - Balanced citrus with subtle florals and a spot-on sweetness. It’s a shame that it’s vastly undercarbonated - it drinks almost flat with zero crispness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jado (441) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2014
From 500 ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden amber with a tightly packed white head and fine but vigorous carbonation. Aroma was initially grassy noble hops but as it warmed more tripel characters of candy sugar, orange, banana and coriander. The taste has gentle apple and pear at the front end before a spicy kick comes through. There’s lemon peel, banana and some ’hot’ alcohol. Great smooth, creamy mouth feel but the alcohol isn’t all that well incorporated. Pretty good really.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Drake (7955) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle from Beer Run. Pours a hazy orange color with a medium sized fizzy off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of citrus, yeast, butterscotch, spice. The taste is butterscotch, caramel, herbal hops, citrus and yeast. Medium bodied, slight heat, a bit cloying.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
exeter (196) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 15, 2014
Sweet at the start then you are left with the hot spiciness. There is a bit of sourness left over but then you get the slight alcohol burn to wipe anything you felt before.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HIGHB4LL (280) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2014
12.7 oz. bottle. Appearance: two fingers of white head, orange golden color, cloudy, Aroma: grape, light malty sweetness, fruit, very light floral. Palate: medium body, alcohol texture, average carbonation, slightly bitter finish. Taste: fruity and yeasty sweet, slight bitter finish. Overall, very strong tastes, unique, alcoholic, and worth trying.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ComradeK (922) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - MAR 6, 2014
375ml bottle. Pours a hazy medium gold, with a small white head, which lasts fairly well but does not leave much lacing. Spicy Belgian yeast, fruit characteristics and a touch of smoke make up the aroma. Mild citrus and spice hops up front give way to light pear notes and a little caramel in the mid-palate. Belgian yeast spiciness comes into the finish. This is a quite nice and very reasonably priced tripel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
samsmith33 (318) - - MAR 2, 2014
Aroma Is fruit, yeast, grains. Dark gold color. No head. Taste is bitter fruit, lemon. A good beer to warm into; gets better with each sip. (


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