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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: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HIGHB4LL (632) - 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 (1045) - 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 (397) - - 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. (

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skortila (4592) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2014
On tap @ Moa, Blenheim. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. The aroma is citric, light dusty yeasty, bit spicy. Hazy, yellow coloured beer with a white, rocky head. The taste is sweet, citric, spicy, has orange peel, bit dusty yeast tones. Finish more bitter and dry. Light carbonation. Great triple.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
two7offsuit (218) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Pours gold with a thin white head. Spicy aroma. Flavors of citrus and spice. Spice lingers a bit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajtrupp (279) - Keenesburg, Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Drank a couple gulps at work from a coworker who brought it in. I like Belgians and this is a damn fine example of one. A couple of guys who aren't fans said this is one they'd go for. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jookos (2526) - FINLAND - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle@ahven. Orange hazy. Belgian spicy, citric pale malty. Tripel definitely. Soft body, no carbonation (by design, I’m told). Spicy yeast, orange zest. Pretty good for an uncarbonated strong one. Surprisingly unboozy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerbeer (1936) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 30, 2014
375 ml bottle. Pours a hazy light gold color with moderate head. Aromas of toast, very light citrus, and a hint of banana/yeast. Somewhat buttery flavor for a Triple. Rich and smooth. Definite fruit esters with doughy notes. Interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scrapersnbeer (1491) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Spice and tart candied sugar aroma. Hazy orange. Plenty of bittersweetness, tart finish. Not subtle in strength revelation, which is not a knock in this case. Medium to heavy, somewhat cloying. Profound and unique tripel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (2052) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Undated 500{?} ml cork and wire bottle purchased and served in NZ in a large wine goblet. ”bottle fermented and conditioned” pour somewhat clear with almost no head. Aroma: Spicy, fruity and a bit yeasty, with the expected hints of banana and clove. Flavor: Lightly spicy, mainly clove, and a bit yeasty. Feel: undercarbonated and too thin. O: much improved with warming


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