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

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RATINGS: 227   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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

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3.6
TET (3133) - Kaarina, FINLAND - SEP 2, 2017
A hazy, golden beer, a head is small and white. Aroma has fruitness of perries, spicyness, bananas, sweetness, hint of alcohol. Taste has fruitness, spicyness, some sweetness, alhocol is hidden. Medium bodied, low carbonation. Good tripel, but nothing more.

3.3
joe19612 (3002) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2017
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange colour with a thin white head, the aroma is hoppy with plenty of fruit, the taste is medium bitterness and some spice with a dry bitter finish.

3.7
Samtzu (521) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 16, 2017
500ml bottle. Pours a deep hazy gold with white head. Sweet Caramel nose with hints of sugar. Medium body with strong sweetness and a mild alcohol taste.

2.4
JPDIPSO (6257) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAY 29, 2017
Heavy looking golden liquid. Moderate, stable white head. Sweet aromas, Caramel, esters, Honey, crusty bread. Heavy Sweetness in front and actually carrying a long way through. Alcohol presence, not hot, but more in a light flicker on the back of the tongue. and back of the throat. Just too industrial, no finesse found. If I drink much more the score will really start to plummet. 8/13

3.7
Mr_Pink_152 (5265) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2017
Tried in a bottle from Crafty Bottle, Lincoln. rich deep golden colour with a thin white head. Malty caramel fruity and yeast aroma. Taste starts light sweet to mid bittersweet finish. Rich full and complex body. Nice

4.5
User369532 (907) - - JAN 19, 2017
Drank directly from bottle. Great tripel, in my eyes much better then most of the Belgian ones. Commercial description is not lying regarding aroma. Taste is heavy sweet. Great one.

4.1
MoaZealand (20) - Ohoka, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 30, 2016
A very surprising beer. I tried this once at a Moa tasting and wasn’t particularly impressed, but I bought it again anyway and I’m glad I did. The second time around I really got the full flavour and aroma of the beer and I have to say it was much more pleasing not having had other beers before hand.

3.8
Marstonlad (934) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2016
Bottle from Alko Arkadia, Helsinki. Pours hazy straw yellow with a medium-sized white head. The aroma features citrusy fruitiness with some apple and pear, yeasty spiciness and pale maltiness; a Belgian outlook definitely. Taste is medium sweet and lightly sour, comprising mostly from malts and yeast; hop bitterness is low but some hoppy flavours appear. Flavours of orange, lemon, pear, grain and herbs. Malty, spicy and fruity - quite rich taste all in all but perhaps more bitterness and crispness would have added depth and some edge to the taste. The palate is medium to full bodied, smooth and low in carbonation. A good tripel from New Zealand.

3.7
Beerhammaren (1794) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - SEP 12, 2016
.5l bottle from Alko Arkadia. Rated at Hanniku’s cave 2.0. Pours cloudy yellow with medium head. Aroma is banana, yeast, caramel, apple, citrus fruits, grape fruits, honey. Flavor is honey, banana, alcohol, malts, floral, bread notes. Nice.

2.6
GraemeL (37) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 9, 2016
500ml bottle. Pours amber/orange with 1 finger of thick white head that slowly dissipates. Aroma- belgian yeast, malt & orange. Taste- fruity, toffee with sticky mouthful. Finishes bitter (little unpleasant) and alcohol taste -could be smoother. Low carbonation, could be higher. Not bad for nzd $6


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