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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 171   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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (14669) - , 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiwianer (3333) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 15, 2013
The head is good, the body cloudy and blond. It smells maltaromatic, fruity, yeastaromatic. The taste is fruity, maltaromatic, yeastaromatic. Very aromatic, quite nice.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
allmyvinyl (3084) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 6, 2013
375ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Hazy orange pour, no head, no carbonation at all in fact. Aromas are all Belgian yeasty goodness - pepper spice, coriander, whisky-end phenols. Palate has wine-like qualities, due to the high alcohol no doubt, but white grapes are there, alongside raw grain spirit notes. Weird beer. Not sure I like it. Being totally flat didn’t help.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
magsinva (878) - Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle - had this one a couple days ago, solid triple, though a tad boring.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thb (675) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 25, 2013
Very cloudy straw/yellow. Aroma has lots of spicy yeast notes - pepper/coriander. Also orange zest, cereal. Drink is a bright and flavourful citrusy opening, which disintegrates into a dull grainy bitter finish. Big transition through the sip.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
RexTalionis (2401) - FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
Bottled. Pours orange in color with a whitish head. Notes of citrus, floral and perfume in aroma. Some grassy bitterness and faint hints of white peppery spicyness in taste. What sticks out is however the sweetness of some butterscotch here. A bit too sweet and doesn’t have the punch I’m looking for in a tripel.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hermod (3126) - Vantaa, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle @ olutexpo. Hazy amber, thin white head. Chemical,spicy, fruity aroma. Flavor has malt, cardamon, banana. Not very balanced,nor drinkable.

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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VastActiv (2768) - Oulu, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
Tap at Olutexpo 2013, Helsinki. Colour is clear yellow with very small white head. Aromas and flavours: Spices, Belgian yeast and malts. Quite bland and juicy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (4535) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
(Bottle, 0.375 l, at OlutExpo 2013) The beer poured golden and hazy. Its head was small and white. Aroma had honey, fruitiness and malts. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, honey, malts, sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste was fruity and bitter. A different but a still tasty tripel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
laiti (5597) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
33 cl bottle @ Olutexpo 2013
Aroma has soapy citrus, some herbal notes and grass. Flavour is sweetish with apricot, some citrus and herbs. A tripel way too sweet. The apricot notes are nice though.


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