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

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RATINGS: 231   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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Bricks' rating

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bricks (1160) - Delaware, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Earthy golden/tan, very cloudy with a fair head.. Aroma is that of a typical tripel, but faint, with some citrus. Taste is crisp and citrusy, with some bitterness... a little tart on the aftertaste. Not a favorite, but not bad.


4
mabznz (10) - 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.

3.7
explosivedog (1825) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - 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.

0.9
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.

4.2
NZJoe (54) - 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.

3.4
yy0pp (1634) - - OCT 8, 2017
Bottle. Hazy amber color with tiny white head. Aroma - Sweet, raisins, yeast, spice. Taste - Sweet, malty, woody notes, clove, booze,

3.6
TET (3280) - 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 (3131) - 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 (629) - 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 (6298) - 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 (5760) - 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


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