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Moa St Josephs - Moa Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

138 Ratings
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Ratings: 138
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Moa Brewing Company visit their website
New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Moa St Josephs is brewed in the traditional style of a classic Belgian Tripel. Strong spice and clove characters create complex flavours and aromas which are heightened by its extended bottle conditioning, with a combination of malt and candy sugars complimenting the high alcohol content produced by the Belgian ale yeast. Best served at 8°C in a goblet after gently rolling the bottle to distribute the sediment signature.

(Beer added by: brendan13 on 08-29-2008)
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MaximalC

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4.01/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Pours an opaque, apricot color with a finger's worth of snow white froth. The consistency of the beer is quite interesting, with an even, murky depth to it that I've rarely seen. Streams of carbonation bubbles ascend rapidly along the periphery of the glass, with spotty tendrils of lacing clinging as the beer recedes. Aroma smells of grassy hops, apple, pear, and Belgian yeast. Maybe a hint of alcohol in the nose as well.

Big flavor up front, with honey, cough syrup, and pepper easily asserting themselves. A little grassiness and some bubblegum are present as well. The omnipresent yeasty bite is on par for the style. This brew has a visceral warming quality not often found in Belgian ales. Boozy warmth lingers indefinitely in the throat, impressive, albeit a little overbearing for the style. Mouthfeel is impeccable--like velvet. Both crisp and full, it complements the bold flavor profile superbly.

Outstanding presentation and a deluxe mouthfeel make this brew easy to love. The big, warming flavors may be a bit much for some, but it works on a holistic level. This is the second Belgian-style ale I've had from Moa, and they've both been winners. Looking forward to trying more of their offerings.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2013 01:10:27 | More by MaximalC
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Moa St Josephs from Moa Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.