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%
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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KeefOz (1873) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2014
Poured a cloudy pale amber with a one- to two-finger white frothy head that retained for the whole drink but laced poorly. Carbonation very high with lots of medium sized bubbles forming trails. Despite being bottle conditioned there was little visible yeast particles. Aroma of cloves plus a trace of yeast. Taste very sweet malts, light spices (mostly cloves), a bit yeasty, and with a trace of alcohol coming through. Medium body Smooth with a nice bitter finish. Quite OK.

ALLOVATE (3048) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2014
At cellar temperature and into a chalice. Sandy gold with fine carbonation and misted by the bottle conditioning. A short-lived fluff resides atop. Toffee, pale caramel, banana, vanilla icecream, predominant creaming soda and a touch of guava hit the nose; sweet and intriguing. Creamy mouthfeel. Warming, slightly plastic finish. Lots of that creaming soda comes through, a touch of vanillin and toffee brittle. Lemon zest and a little guava gives it a tang. Light, bounding malt profile; straw-like, dry and gritty which keeps it level. Yeasty and bready with a faint vinous note in the swallow. Fruity bitterness on the edge lingers. Over all a refreshing Tripel. Lacking in some regards but above many I have tried. (37,5cL, BB 04/10/15, Dan Murphy’s, Balcatta)

sulawang (1171) - - APR 5, 2014
Visual: Pours cloudy pale golden orange with suspended floaties, disappointingly no head upon popping the cork, almost no activity, and very thin ringed retention Nose: very faint chamomile malts, with just a hint of fishiness (lvl-2)-pungency Attack: almost flat, incoming sourness Mid-palate: (lvl-7)-fruity citrusy sweetness, champagne vinegar medium sourness, (MAIN) lemon citrus malts, hints of florals + grapefruit Finish: curd-like residual sweetness, subtle soft mild bitter hopped finish. Summary: The flavour profile is quite unique and good for a Belgian-style tripel - Balanced citrus with subtle florals and a spot-on sweetness. It’s a shame that it’s vastly undercarbonated - it drinks almost flat with zero crispness.

Jado (803) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2014
From 500 ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden amber with a tightly packed white head and fine but vigorous carbonation. Aroma was initially grassy noble hops but as it warmed more tripel characters of candy sugar, orange, banana and coriander. The taste has gentle apple and pear at the front end before a spicy kick comes through. There’s lemon peel, banana and some ’hot’ alcohol. Great smooth, creamy mouth feel but the alcohol isn’t all that well incorporated. Pretty good really.

Drake (14033) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle from Beer Run. Pours a hazy orange color with a medium sized fizzy off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of citrus, yeast, butterscotch, spice. The taste is butterscotch, caramel, herbal hops, citrus and yeast. Medium bodied, slight heat, a bit cloying.

exeter (535) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 15, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2014 Sweet at the start then you are left with the hot spiciness. There is a bit of sourness left over but then you get the slight alcohol burn to wipe anything you felt before. Edit, was given it again by a friend, tasted better, a .5 bump. The Belgians still do it better, but if they weren’t available, this would be great.

HIGHB4LL (837) - 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.

ComradeK (1248) - Sydney, 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.

samsmith33 (772) - - 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. (

skortila (5950) - 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.

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