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


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RATINGS: 226   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (4833) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kayres (871) - , 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
b3shine (8746) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (6519) - Coxs 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (24324) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2013
6th November 2013
Light haze on this gold beer. Residual white head. Palate is smooth with low carbonation. Pretty sweet malts, even for a Tripel. Light dry floralness, touch of spice. Sweet dried fruits. Fairly neutral finish. Pretty tasty but slightly sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 15, 2013
The head is good, the body cloudy and blond. It smells maltaromatic, fruity, yeastaromatic. The taste is fruity, maltaromatic, yeastaromatic. Very aromatic, quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
allmyvinyl (10396) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 6, 2013
375ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Hazy orange pour, no head, no carbonation at all in fact. Aromas are all Belgian yeasty goodness - pepper spice, coriander, whisky-end phenols. Palate has wine-like qualities, due to the high alcohol no doubt, but white grapes are there, alongside raw grain spirit notes. Weird beer. Not sure I like it. Being totally flat didnt help.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
magsinva (1234) - Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle - had this one a couple days ago, solid triple, though a tad boring.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thb (829) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 25, 2013
Very cloudy straw/yellow. Aroma has lots of spicy yeast notes - pepper/coriander. Also orange zest, cereal. Drink is a bright and flavourful citrusy opening, which disintegrates into a dull grainy bitter finish. Big transition through the sip.

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