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Moa St Josephs - Moa Brewing Company

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148 Ratings
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Ratings: 148
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | 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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New Zealand (Aotearoa)

2/5  rDev -48.1%

05-12-2013 07:58:49 | More by lisagirl
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2.25/5  rDev -41.6%

08-01-2014 05:43:25 | More by Bryanbrown0420
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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

02-23-2014 21:04:57 | More by ubufan2112
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New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -22.1%

08-12-2014 14:25:24 | More by mklisz
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Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -22.1%

01-07-2014 09:12:32 | More by artemh
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Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -22.1%

03-22-2014 16:35:43 | More by schnarr84
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

06-10-2013 04:02:39 | More by ygtbsm94
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Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

08-26-2014 00:16:55 | More by Corson
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

03-17-2014 14:36:32 | More by harsley
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Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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.

03-16-2012 14:11:06 | More by tbeckett
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District of Columbia

3.34/5  rDev -13.2%

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.

06-04-2013 21:35:35 | More by Huhzubendah
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3.38/5  rDev -12.2%

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.

07-23-2013 02:24:35 | More by gillagorilla
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South Carolina

3.48/5  rDev -9.6%

”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.

01-13-2014 03:56:02 | More by chinchill
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3.48/5  rDev -9.6%

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.

12-01-2012 00:38:18 | More by mactrail
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3.48/5  rDev -9.6%

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.

08-18-2013 05:45:29 | More by XXVII
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

06-06-2014 23:02:01 | More by ImFlyerThanYou
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

04-05-2014 17:33:02 | More by VeganUndead
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Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

03-24-2014 13:06:53 | More by mattsander
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District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

08-10-2013 21:19:05 | More by nmann08
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

12-31-2012 01:15:58 | More by animal69
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

04-08-2013 00:52:47 | More by bbadger
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

02-09-2013 14:35:34 | More by harrisjohnson
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Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

07-20-2014 07:20:11 | More by Howlader
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

First beer review on BA in a long time! Feels good to be back... My first NZ beer review, but since I'm here for 10 weeks not the last.

Appearance: Hazy and gold in color, with a white head that fades down leaving little lace.

Smell: Yeasty aroma, with clove and black pepper.

Taste: Rather sweeter than I was expecting, candy and spice. Yeasty aftertaste. Probably should have let this sit a while longer after bringing it back from the shop.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full body, moderately carbonated.

Drinkability: Syrupy mouthfeel and over-sweetness limit drinkability, not to mention near 10% abv. Disappointed my expectations.

01-16-2010 08:18:50 | More by hunteraw
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

06-30-2012 02:45:48 | More by Rado
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Moa St Josephs from Moa Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.