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

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RATINGS: 228   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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4.1
skortila (5966) - 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.

3.1
two7offsuit (448) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Pours gold with a thin white head. Spicy aroma. Flavors of citrus and spice. Spice lingers a bit.

3.7
ajtrupp (340) - Broomfield, Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Drank a couple gulps at work from a coworker who brought it in. I like Belgians and this is a damn fine example of one. A couple of guys who aren't fans said this is one they'd go for. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
jookos (6948) - FINLAND - JAN 31, 2014
[email protected] Orange hazy. Belgian spicy, citric pale malty. Tripel definitely. Soft body, no carbonation (by design, I’m told). Spicy yeast, orange zest. Pretty good for an uncarbonated strong one. Surprisingly unboozy.

3.6
Gerbeer (3890) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 30, 2014
375 ml bottle. Pours a hazy light gold color with moderate head. Aromas of toast, very light citrus, and a hint of banana/yeast. Somewhat buttery flavor for a Triple. Rich and smooth. Definite fruit esters with doughy notes. Interesting.

3.6
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Spice and tart candied sugar aroma. Hazy orange. Plenty of bittersweetness, tart finish. Not subtle in strength revelation, which is not a knock in this case. Medium to heavy, somewhat cloying. Profound and unique tripel.

3.3
chinchill (5224) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Undated 500{?} ml cork and wire bottle purchased and served in NZ in a large wine goblet. ”bottle fermented and conditioned” pour somewhat clear with almost no head. Aroma: Spicy, fruity and a bit yeasty, with the expected hints of banana and clove. Flavor: Lightly spicy, mainly clove, and a bit yeasty. Feel: undercarbonated and too thin. O: much improved with warming

3
kayres (888) - , Georgia, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Hazy orange with a thin white head. Yeasty wheat nose, but nutty? Medium bodied and bright crisp lemon malt flavor. Bit bready, good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
b3shine (9071) - Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a completely transparent gold with white lacing. Smells sweet with a big Belgian yeast presence along with notes of clove and spices. Tastes like it smells, only not as robust, and with some odd butterscotch. Average (at best) on the palate. Not my thing.

3.5
Patrickctenchi (6689) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 21, 2013
Bottle: Pours cloudy, deep yellow-gold with a thin white cap. Malt, light fruit aroma. Taste is nectary-sweet...pear and yeast, lemon.. Light spicing and malt.. Just gets sweeter as it warms. Nice.


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