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Moa St Josephs - Moa Brewing Company

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87
very good

163 Ratings
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Ratings: 163
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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2/5  rDev -47.9%

lisagirl, May 12, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -41.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

ubufan2112, Feb 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

mklisz, Aug 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

artemh, Jan 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

schnarr84, Mar 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

mendvicdog, Sep 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

ygtbsm94, Jun 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Corson, Aug 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

harsley, Mar 17, 2014
Photo of tbeckett
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle from Purvis in Melbourne.

A - Cloudy dark gold with strong carbonation, two fingers of creamy white head. Pretty good lace rings and a full finger of retention.

S - Sweet spice, yeast, oranges.

T - Sweet spice, booze, orange. Orange is pretty strong with a little candi sugar.

M - Strong carbonation, almost painful. Sweet spice and orange in a dry finish. Medium to full creamy body.

O/D - Overcarbonated for a Tripel. Flavourful but a little difficult. Instantly turns to froth. OK but not worth the trouble.

tbeckett, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of Huhzubendah
3.34/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Magnum shared by noodleuser. Thanks man.

The beer is golden orange and mostly clear with a bit if white head. The aroma offers booze, citrus, melon, candies, sugar, yeast. A bit sweet and sharp. Some good things happening here, but overall, a bit unrefined and brash. Alcohol heat in the finish. An ok example of the style.

Huhzubendah, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of gillagorilla
3.38/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12.7 oz. bottle poured into a Burley Oak snifter (no bottling date)

A: A nice golden brown that is a bit murky with some suspended sediment. No head or lacing. Not even any bubbles seen bubbling up.

S: Very plain sweet smelling.

T: Not bad but no complexity. Just a very simple sweetness that is just a single flavor note. Tastes a bit like butterscotch. It is also a bit watery. No real alcohol taste except it is a bit dry and kind of tastes like a cheap white wine, especially towards the end and with the aftertaste.

M: Smooth with no carbonation at all.

O: I had never heard of the brewery before but the bottle is nice looking and they all share a similar motif. Also, it had some medals on it and they are all bottle-conditioned. This is also my first tripel. However, it is nice tasting just not very complex and it lacks any real mouthfeel.

gillagorilla, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of chinchill
3.48/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

”bottle fermented and conditioned”
Undated 500{?} ml cork and wire bottle purchased and served in a large wine goblet in NZ.

Pour somewhat clear with almost no head.

Aroma: Spicy, fruity and a bit yeasty, with the expected hints of banana and clove.

Flavor: Lightly spicy, mainly clove, and a bit yeasty.

Feel: undercarbonated and too thin.

O: much improved with warming but still a bit disappointing.

chinchill, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of mactrail
3.48/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Clear golden amber in the tall Blanche de Chambly glass. Gorgeous mashed potatoes head that is long lasting. Quite fragrant, with a pleasant flowery and fruity nose.

Very rich and very sweet, with a big candy flavor. In fact it tastes like candy apples, made with light caramel. Some hops, but more bitterness from the yeasty funk. Loads of Belgian flavors, which is the best feature. Spicy malt flavors last and last. The aftertaste is bitters and flowery hops.

Rather peculiar stuff but well worth a try if you like the strong, sweet style. Huge flavors and hot with alcohol, you get your money's worth, and it's less pricey than most of these Belgian-inspired brews. From the big corked bottle purchased at Grapevine in Denver.

mactrail, Dec 01, 2012
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3.48/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It has a strange (not bad) smell, but the taste is good. ABV is hidden by the malt. It has a sweet aftertaste and is fizzy like a heffeweisen.

I would drink this beer again, but it wouldn't be my first choice.

Disclaimer: I'm not a huge fan of heffeweisens.

XXVII, Aug 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

t2grogan, Oct 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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nmann08, Aug 10, 2013
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animal69, Dec 31, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

bbadger, Apr 08, 2013
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Moa St Josephs from Moa Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 163 ratings.