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Moa St Josephs - Moa Brewing Company

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87
very good

162 Ratings
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Ratings: 162
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 2
Gots: 11 | 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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Photo of cdizinno
4.78/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Very cloudy straw color. White head with moderate lacing.

S: Belgian yeast with mild spice undertones.

T&M: Well-balanced. Slighly sweet and fruity with a nice fade to a dry spicy finish. Light bodied, clean finish.

Very good quality Tripel. A must try if you are into this style. I got this in a 'beer of the month' package so I'm unsure of the cost, but I'd put this right up there with a Duvel.

cdizinno, Jun 29, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

analienacorn, Jul 01, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

chickencoop, May 29, 2013
Photo of PhantasIPA
4.73/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The St. Joseph's MOA pours with a thick 1 inch head and has a moderately cloudy consistency. It has a golden, orange color to it.

The smell is great; very sweet followed by the classic spices and cloves of a Belgian triple.

Taste is ridiculously good, a 5 out of 5! Balanced, unique, strong, classic and refreshing...there is nothing else you can ask for from a Belgian triple. Perfect balance of sweetness (classic sugar), spices (pumpkin and coriander), cloves (cloves...haha) and earthy flavors.

The mouthfeel is great. Flavors are mixed and balanced with every drink and the carbonation is just right.

Overall this beer is a must try. Hard to beat this one in its category!

PhantasIPA, May 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Riverared, Dec 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

tommy5, Dec 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

timmynyc, Aug 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

ChrisDragon, May 19, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +15.6%

Tim725, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of avalon07
4.43/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a goblet. Had a golden color and a mostly clear texture. There was an inch of quickly dissipating head. Pretty good lacing.

S: A vibrant, fruity aroma of apples, spices, and malt.

T: Tasted of Belgian yeast, apples, malt, cloves, and some other assorted. There also seemed to be - unless it was my imagination - a slight (very slight) vinous quality. A solid, lively flavor.

M: A highly carbonated beer with a dry and smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A surprisingly drinkable beer. I've never had a Tripel from New Zealand, but I hope this one is good indicator of how talented their brewers are.

avalon07, May 23, 2011
Photo of maleman
4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12.7 oz bottle into a pint glass. Sorry, didn't have a chalice nearby! Poured a golden opaque with the loveliest, creamiest, two-finger white head accompanied by luscious, thick lacing. Very malty nose with a touch of clove and pepper. I'm not a huge clove guy, but even though it is quite evident it is no where near overpowering. Instead, it blends in nicely with the grass and resin. A bit of aftertaste is present, but again, it's nothing overblown...just a nice remembrance of what went on before. I would consider this medium toward heavy-bodied with average carbonation. It's been a long time since I've tasted a beer this good. It's available now in my area so I'll be having more of this!

maleman, Aug 22, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

SmellsofMahagony, Aug 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

drummerguy, Aug 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Fusion7777, Sep 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

tzieser, May 29, 2013
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trebbates, Nov 29, 2013
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Sspeer1, Sep 14, 2013
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Thomas_Picton, Jan 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Zekenyce, Sep 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

grumpygerman, Sep 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

George2744, Apr 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

RochefortChris, Dec 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

little_star, Apr 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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Moa St Josephs from Moa Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.