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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: 187   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


bmeup's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bmeup (523) - Ormeau, - SEP 14, 2012
Darkish gold under a thin white head. Butterscotch, toffee, clove and sweet vanilla. Sweet to taste and alcohol present, spicy peppery in the finish.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bootlegger007 (70) - 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

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mabel (6673) - 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."

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (15260) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maley1 (807) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vanvenlo (1306) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2014
Dan Murphy bottle(15-Oct-2014)Sour sweet citrus orange herbal aroma.Cloudy amber,low head&suds lace.Sweet funky herbal flavour.Sour bitter orange herbal finish&funky orange aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4534) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Pours gold into a tulip. White head with good retention recedes to hug rim. Tropical fruit, biscuit and funk aromas. Sweet caramel and hot toffee biscuits upfront turning earthy in the medium length burn finish.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StevieT (737) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 16, 2014
From a bottle. Pours cloudy orange with minimal head, ripe fruity aroma, big full bodied flavours with a warming aftertaste on the palate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Choos (644) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2014
Aroma: some light funk, sugary sweet malt and some citrus hop App: hazy orange, small sudsy white head Flavour: sweet with some lambic sour character and apricot Palate: finishes citrus hop ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJestersBeer (2136) - SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2014
375ml bottle. Clear medium gold, white head. Fruity, spicy aroma, malt, yeast, phenols, orange peel, cloves. Off-dry, medium body and bitterness, creamy CO2. Smooth, fruity, spicy taste, yeasty phenolics, orange peel, caramel. Well made, quite complex and true to style. (2014-09-24)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pdubyah (421) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 3, 2014
It isn’t a dark golden as I thought it might be, you have to work for the cloudiness the yeast settles firmly, but it’s rewarding when it pours. Sweet but not all sweet and there is a top of bitterness to temper it. Overall it’s ok, but not outstanding.


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