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Moa St Josephs - Moa Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

136 Ratings
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Ratings: 136
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 9.84%
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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Reviews by lamarr04:
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lamarr04

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

375 ml bottle poured into delerium snifter

A: Pours a ruby/orange with big fluffy slightly off-white head and noticeable carbonation bub bling through the beer. leaves patches of lacing down the glass.

S: Smell is cloves and heat from the alcohol at first. When the bottle is emptied, yeast becomes a component of the nose. A little bit of banana or sweet fruit comes through as well..

T: Taste is sweet upfront followed shortly by peppery spice which lasts through the sip until hot alcohol at the end of the sip and down the throat. Again, sourdough like quality comes through form the yeast when I empty the bottle, acts to balance out some of the heat. Overall not an overly complex flavor profile but well balanced and quite enjoyable.

M: Fizzy carbonation but relatively low carbonation. Yeast dries out the finish.

D: Not a bad stab at the tripel and certainly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2009 07:02:09 | More by lamarr04
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Moa St Josephs from Moa Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.