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

bottled
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unknown

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RATINGS: 174   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 (520) - 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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quevillon (2501) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
375 ml purchase at the Craft Beer Cellar in Waterbury (VT) on August 19, 2014. Honey blonde, no head. Hoppy and spicy apple aroma, a bit malty. Sweet spiciness and dry hoppiness, some notes of juiciness, dry mineral aftertaste. The taste is interesting, but that is about it!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (7594) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle (trade with Patrickctenchi for an oxidized Klingon beer 4-pack). Musty lemon peel and malt aroma. Hazy golden yellow with giant white head. Sweet-musty lemon malt and bitter lemon peel flavor. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1365) - Oregon, USA - AUG 30, 2014
On draught at Apex. Slightly hazy golden color. Aroma is citrus, plum, yeast funk, and spice. Taste is sweetly funky, with dank yeast, green grapes, plum, citrus, pepper spice, and a touch of bitterness. Bittersweet sour fruit and yeast finish. A not overly sweet tripel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maltman53 (325) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Good, solid Tripel but not complex. Hazy orange pour, not much nose (a little lemon zest), the palate is cooked citrus fruit and marmalade jam, well-balanced, integrating its 9.5% ABV, not a strong on the banana, which is good, a little spice and clove. Overall, a pleasantly drinkable Tripel but not much complexity.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RumRunner101 (770) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 26, 2014
Hazy golden pour. Big clove and spice aroma, dry toast. Spicey, some alcohol heat, dry. Fine trippel, but still not crazy about the style.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
2014-07-08. Hazy dark yellow body head. 3+ Aroma is mild but pleasantly fruity. 6+ Flavour is fruity, very lightly bitter. Smooth average bodied palate, soft carbonation. 3+ Quaffable but mild. Triple, really? Bottle, Tasting at cgarvieuk’s, Edinburgh

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (2283) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours hazy golden, nose is light fruit, caramel, taste is dry, rich caramel, light fruit.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BenH (2321) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle. Golden with white head. Aroma of pis, little spew, honey, grains. Taste of honey, grain, biscuit, piss. Little sweet and tangy with a slightly hot finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14279) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dervock (496) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle - pours murky orange with small loose white head. Orange, fruit and hint of spice. Dry across the palte, bit of heat from the alcohol.


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