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


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RATINGS: 204   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (35101) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2010
37.5 cL bottle, courtesy of Ungstrup. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is spiced and slight chemical yeasty. Sweet malty, yeasty and slight chemical. Caramelish. Dry, phenolic and slight spiced finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (30451) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2010
To celebrate my 17,100th rating I enter this beer from my fiancée’s home country. A hazy golden beer with an off-white head. The aroma has notes of malt and spices - primarily coriander. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, spices, and yeast.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2010
Bottle 37,5 cl. Courtesy of Ungstrup. Pours golden with a slight haze and a white head. Sweet fruity nose with a massive alcohol. Very solid body, notes of rotten fruits and yeast with bad phenols. Boozy finish. A rather unpleasant Triple. 150610

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (18167) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2013
6th November 2013
Light haze on this gold beer. Residual white head. Palate is smooth with low carbonation. Pretty sweet malts, even for a Tripel. Light dry floralness, touch of spice. Sweet dried fruits. Fairly neutral finish. Pretty tasty but slightly sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (17285) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2014
bottle at home ... golden white ... soft sweet fruits...light candi fruits ... soft zezty fruit nose ... juicy fruits ... soft sweet fruits ... oily fruits ... soft sweet fruits ... very sweet but nice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (16428) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
Draught at the Pumphouse, Richmond
Hazy blond color with a golden hue. Lightly spicy, too much alcohol, lean body, a bit oily.
Not exciting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (15886) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Magnum courtesy of noodleuser, thanks! Clear golden color, small white head. Aroma of lightly peppered straw. Taste is bitter hay, white pepper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12454) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 31, 2012
333 C&C from Belmont Station. Pours hazy orange gold with a transient white head. Principal aroma is sharpish light pitted fruit.Med body or better. Flavor is Belgian yeast/spice, but the banana ester is absent. Clove is part of this. Kandi is persistent in a low way. I would swear that apricot is a principal fruit component. Some light earthiness. A little phenol. It’s definitely dry, but the kandi is detectable in the finish. All in all it is a beautiful thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2012
(375ml bottle) Pours a hazy golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of lemon, yeast, biscuit, light fruit, and vanilla. Flavor of lemon, yeast, caramel, and light chemicals/plastic with a soft mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (12118) - Washington DC, USA - APR 11, 2013
12oz bottle. Large off-white head atop murky apple cider body. Aroma is moderately sweet, cotton candy, cantaloupe, some orange, banana, spice, light alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, Belgian yeast, straw, berry/cantaloupe, light alcohol, orange. Effervescent medium body.

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