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Moa St Josephs - Moa Brewing Company

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87
very good

135 Ratings
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Ratings: 135
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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cdizinno

South Carolina

4.78/5  rDev +23.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2011 21:29:38 | More by cdizinno
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analienacorn

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

07-01-2012 19:21:49 | More by analienacorn
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chickencoop

California

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

05-29-2013 06:27:00 | More by chickencoop
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PhantasIPA

Delaware

4.73/5  rDev +22.5%
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!

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2012 20:45:13 | More by PhantasIPA
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Riverared

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

12-08-2012 03:07:53 | More by Riverared
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tommy5

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

12-15-2013 20:18:22 | More by tommy5
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ChrisDragon

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

05-19-2014 20:39:41 | More by ChrisDragon
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avalon07

South Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +14.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2011 12:08:16 | More by avalon07
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maleman

Mississippi

4.35/5  rDev +12.7%
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!

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2011 22:46:26 | More by maleman
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Fusion7777

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

09-18-2013 23:52:23 | More by Fusion7777
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tzieser

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

05-29-2013 05:37:21 | More by tzieser
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trebbates

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

11-29-2013 03:24:07 | More by trebbates
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Sspeer1

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

09-14-2013 18:44:14 | More by Sspeer1
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Thomas_Picton

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

01-06-2013 16:41:25 | More by Thomas_Picton
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grumpygerman

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

09-14-2012 02:33:59 | More by grumpygerman
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George2744

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

04-06-2013 01:38:58 | More by George2744
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RochefortChris

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

12-04-2013 04:19:44 | More by RochefortChris
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little_star

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

04-19-2014 00:04:29 | More by little_star
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-13-2013 08:28:21 | More by MarkyMOD
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afsdan

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

05-21-2014 22:34:18 | More by afsdan
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smcolw

Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Greenish gold color with a mild haze. Thin head but it leaves ring lace after each sip.

Sour and malty. Pleasantly mild nose.

Surprising pale malt start. It leans to the sweet side even for a triple. Rich body, enhanced by a low carbonation level. The swallow brings out lemon-like sourness (lightly!). This is a really interesting beer that is flavorful subtly.... Short but exquisite aftertaste. No alcohol warmth despite the content.

Serving type: on-tap

12-28-2013 19:17:17 | More by smcolw
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Beejay

Virginia

4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: MASSIVE fluffy head. Just off white, cloudy, thick, and 4 fingers high. Golden amber in color, hazy, with good lacing.

S: Yeasty, with a nice spiciness to it. Almost a little bit of funk in there as well. Perhaps a little bit of strawberry, or golden raison in there as well.

T: That is quite a delicate flavor. Golden raisons and strawberries, a nice belgian yeast flavor as well. Sweet, with a little bit of toastiness. The alcohol is definitely in the finish, but it comes across as almost a wine type of alcohol.

M: Fairly thin, very dry, and quite active carbonation. This thing dances on your tongue.

D: Very tasty and enjoyable. Quite a nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2010 02:59:21 | More by Beejay
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femALEist

California

4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured a cloudy caramel yellow. On the nose, you get flavors of sour lemons, slight spice, light caramel and very belgiany. It tasted: of a slightly sweet caramel, light spicy clove, yeast, belgiany, some dark fruits and some light citrus. It was extremely good and probably my favorite beer so far in New Zealand.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2010 04:52:41 | More by femALEist
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JeffH

Washington

4.19/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Pours a dark golden color with a bright white head. The beer is opaque and shows a high level of carbonation.

S- Great nose of fruits and spices and a healthy kick of Belgian yeast- everything you would exepect from a well made tripel.

T- A nice dose of candied sugar balances out the spice notes in the beer. There is also a nice balance between dark and tropical fruit flavors- there is a lot going on here!

M- Medium bodied with a good deal of carbonation. The higher alcohol is hard to recognize but there is a slight warming from the ABV's in the throat.

O- This is a very well made Tripel from a brewery that has high expectations, and rightfully so. There is a fantastic balance of sweet and bitter and spicy that nearly completely erases the 9.5 ABV and the relatively dry finish leaves you wanting more.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2013 01:06:02 | More by JeffH
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CookstLiquor

British Columbia (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 375ml bottle. Pours a hazy orangish yellow. Amazing nose filled with notes of spicy apple pie and tart stone fruits. So incredibly complex that you feel like the taste can't possibly live up to it. It does have have lots of fruit and spice notes to it and a nice vinous tartness. Really delicious with excellent carbonation from the bottle conditioning.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2013 03:39:37 | More by CookstLiquor
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Moa St Josephs from Moa Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 135 ratings.