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

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RATINGS: 203   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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 (7463) - 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.


2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
R4N5H (283) - SINGAPORE - JUL 5, 2015
Beerfest Asia, Singapore on 25/06/15. 50cl corked bottle, shared. Hazy golden colour with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt, fruit, some spices, but sweet. Floral notes on tasting, with an overpowering sweetness. Yeast and fruit in the background. Just too sweet to be enjoyed - I like candy, and I like beer, but not together! Tastes like a sweet sparkling wine.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
XCaellaX (27) - Bramois, SWITZERLAND - JUN 2, 2015
50cl bottle from FreshChoice Roslyn, NZ. Hazy yellow/gold color with an average white head. Aroma: lightly malty, spices, alcohol, sugar. Flavor: moderate sweet. Medium body, oily without carbonation. (Bad) Alcohol/phenol finish. Not a good triple...

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
UXO (769) - CANADA - MAY 28, 2015
Pours hazy medium gold with one finger of rocky white head, good retention and lacing. (3/5) Nose is yeasty, dark fruit, caramel/toffee malt, banana and clove. (5/10) Taste is moderate sweet, very mild bitter. (5/10) Medium to full body, prickly carbonation, off-dry boozy finish. (3/5) Meh. Slightly past its best before, OK, but I dunno how much better it would be fresh. This is the type of triple I don’t really prefer: malt-forward and fuller-bodied, instead of crisp and dry. The ABV is intrusively present as well, with the heat feeling like an unbalanced afterthought. Couldn’t be bothered to finish it. (10/20)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Homebrewilly (8) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 25, 2015 does not count
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2015 Hazy in appearance with yeast at bottom. Smells like bananas and bread. A strong taste of bananas up front and in after taste. Very little clove flavour. Bready with a slight sour dough taste. Little to no hop flavour. Nice mouth feel. Slight alcohol warmth. For $6.99 NZ for a 500ml bottle at 9.5% this is a very good deal!

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
tombutlin (86) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 17, 2015
Very disappointing. I guess I’m not the target market, being a hop-head, but this was barely drinkable. Sickly sweet and caramel flavours with dominant alcohol. Tasted like Lion Red spiked with a double shot of cheap vodka. Looked great, but that’s all.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
waiake (408) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 24, 2015
500ml bottle poured cloudy yellow with a busy fruity spicy aroma tastes tangy fruit yeast malt a bit sweet a bit sour very nice

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sinfull (1062) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Hazy golden with thin head. Floral , malty aroma with notes of grape, alcohol and bubblegum. Yeast , spices , fruits ... Looks like a good taste , but sweetness is overwhelming as for tripel.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Muzzahops (1) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 13, 2015 does not count
Nose banana, bubblegum, floral. colour pale, golden, minimal head. heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium body, slick feel, lively,

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TedE (452) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 7, 2015
Bottle into small tulip glass. Basic hop nose. Cloudy amber with lasting white head. Champagne carbonation. Smooth caramel taste. Finish is smoky/sour with alcohol notes. Raisins present. Not really my thing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
k0mpsa (1715) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - MAR 4, 2015
Bottle. Hazy golden color, white head. Aroma is yeasty, sweet notes, raisins. Balanced sweet taste, very belgian, yeasty, sweet fruits.


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