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


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RATINGS: 213   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pumpkin87 (181) - - FEB 5, 2015
Pours cloudy orange-gold with small white that leaves nice lacing and skim. Aroma is tangy orange, wood, candy, spice. Taste follows with peppery clove notes bursting through the sweet fruit. There’s a bit of heat, but good brewing technique makes it seem organic from spices rather than a function of the alcohol. It’s a long way from Belgium, but this is a nice homage to the tripel style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (11172) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 23, 2015
375mL bottle, pours a cloudy dirty orange with a small beige head. Nose brings out Belgian spices, Belgian yeast, and some light fruity esters. Flavour is on the sweeter side, with candied sugar, Belgian yeast, and smoky phenols. Not the most complex tripel, but certainly not bad. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
closey22 (1382) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2015
Gold little rimming head ; aroma is sweet mild malty hit of medicine; Flava is sweet malt with cardboard woody notes and sharp tangy hints of alcohol; feels medium yet crisp sligt fizz; finishes dry but tangy and sweet malty notes

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GlassBrass440 (313) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 13, 2015
Pours a hazy gold with bright white, semi-long lasting head. Aroma is all phenols and citrus. Starts with cloves then anise and finally orange zest. Flavor is of an intense phenolic yeastiness common to Belgian yeast strains. In the back is alcohol and more citrus along with some malty sweetness. Finishing almost candy sweet, it doesn’t beg you to take another sip. My sample is quite fresh. Id give this one a year in the bottle for the flavors to meld and soften around the edges.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ffaoe (373) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2015
malty with faint fruit aroma. golden and hazy in color with little head. taste is malty that finishes with slight alcohol taste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lagerboy (1738) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
375 ml corked and caged bottle. Clouded yellow orange, big white froth slowly settles, some chunks. Aroma is yeasty fruity, spice and clove. Taste is very fruity, tropical and citric, yeasty, spicy, clove, mild lean malts, barely bitter. Livlier carbonation, light-medium bodied, lightly hopped. ABV well hidden. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bootlegger007 (92) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 19, 2014
Golden cloudy appearance, with a small head which clings to the glass, floral perfume aromas, nice mix of flavours, can taste the spicy cloves, had a good balance moderately sweet across the palate, average carbonation a very good example a tripel

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
[6469-20140708] Bottle. Fruity odd grains aroma. Slightly hazy, pale orange yellow body with a quick foamy white head. Slightly soured straw fruity flavour. Light-medium body. Fair. (6/3/6/3/11) 2.9
(Tasting at cgarvieuk’s, w/ him, BenH, jercraigs, Stuu666, others)
Overheard: "When you have a 12 million extract... I mean, my butt sauce is never going to be as hot as that."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (17462) - 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maley1 (952) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 14, 2014
Slightly hazy amber pour with small white head. Aroma of yeast, caramel, clove, bubblegum, slight citrus, oranges an bread dough. Taste of yeast, bread dough, caramel, faint citrus, orange peel bitterness. Medium bodied, softer carbonation, well balanced. Very good enjoyable tripel.

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