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


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RATINGS: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   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

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mountdad (763) - Mount Maunganui, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 12, 2021
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2021 500ml bottle. Pours a cloudy gold, if you gets the yeast that does settle out, with next to no white head. Aroma id muted & mostly alcohol. This has a medium body with a sweet, fairly thick malt base. Not nearly as much spice or banana ester flavours as I was expecting. I mainly get a fairly sweet malty & alcoholic beer with hints of the Belgian flavours expected. Big beer but a bit disappointing.

AnonUser54728 (2849) - - MAR 23, 2020
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2020 Aroma: Medium pear, banana, vanilla, Appearance: Clear, golden body. Medium, white head. Good retention. Small to fine bubbles. Flavour: Medium-high rich, bready. Medium banana, vanilla. Slightly dry finish with fruity, Light rose, alcohol Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium carbonation. Light warming. Overall: Good malt. Good yeast.

ReV2 (259) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2018
Pours a hazy orange with good head, and that's enough of the niceties. This sweet tasting liquor is an insult to Belgian Triples. In fact it's an insult to Belgium. I'll stop at saying it's an insult to beer as someone who's never tasted alcohol before might find it pleasing. Don't get me wrong, it's not disgusting, it just tastes of candy sugar and alcohol and that's about it, nothing complex here, move along. In the UK there are super-strength lagers designed to get you p*ssed and this would sit comfortably amongst them. A Belgian-type triple it is not.

drdisque (1014) - Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2018
On tap at Bangers & Lace. Pours light blond. Sweet fizzy alcohol phenolic aroma. Flavor is boozy and balanced with a rich mouthfeel and a medium body. Relatively clean finish. Good but not exceptional Tripel.

omhper (36926) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2018
Keg at Moa Tiki, Singapore. Clear pale bronze colour, small head. Fruity nose with bread and marzipan. Mildly sweet with full body and dense, well rounded mouthfeel. Spicy hops, dry grains, marmelade and honey. Peppery warming finish. Intense and complex, yet balanced. Classy!

headytopper53 (1) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 2, 2018 does not count
Very complex, sweet on the front, spice and bitter build across the pallet. Light head on the the pour, full body and brings the punch mid Lind. ABV is a worthy guest. I loved the complexity, especially off the first few draws, then a comfortable transition to finish. Two Thumbs Up.

mabznz (12) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 31, 2017
A great beer. Too bloody strong but tastes good. A bit too sweet, tasted a bit of clove and raisen.

explosivedog (10897) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2017
500ml bottle. Pours orange gold. Clove, banana, touch of burnt toast, citrus peel, little alcohol heat near the end. Good full body with a nice carbonation. Tasty.

AleMonger88 (1) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 19, 2017 does not count
Most awful beer I have ever tasted. I don't know what went wrong but bitter beer with paint thinner is best described.

NZJoe (196) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 2, 2017
500ml Bottle. Hazy dark golden colour with a small head. Got that classic Belgian Tripel aroma, all clove and wheat. Tastes amazing really. Rustic and hearty. Sweetness is there but definitely not cloying. Some clove, banana and biscuit flavours going on. Alcohol is not overly present. Just a beautiful beer to take a bit of time on and savour.

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