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Moa St Josephs - Moa Brewing Company

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86
very good

169 Ratings
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Ratings: 169
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 3
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Moa Brewing Company visit their website
New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: brendan13 on 08-29-2008

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.
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Photo of gillagorilla
3.37/5  rDev -12.5%
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.

Photo of MarkyMOD
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of WallingBrew
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of JeffH
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

Photo of tubeyes
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of schopenhauerale
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Bromine
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.36/5  rDev -12.7%
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.

Photo of chickencoop
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Photo of tzieser
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of InspectorBob
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of lisagirl
2/5  rDev -48.1%

Photo of CaptainNomihodai
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of bbadger
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of George2744
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

One finger of head on a hazy, medium straw colored body.
The aroma is bright with lemon and grapefruit with some dry grain.
The taste is disjointed at the beginning then moves to lemon bitterness, alcohol heat and grain.
The texture is crisp with a little fizz.
An enjoyable ale.

Photo of eric5bellies
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank from my Duvel Tulip

A - Pours a cloudy honeycomb colour with a large white head that retains well

S - Spice, lemon and nice hop aromas.

T - Up front some nice citrus flavours followed by spice, the hop profile is balanced, but the malt kicks in and leaves a lingered sticky finish. Booze well hidden

M - Medium body and low carboination

O - Authentic Tripel that is well worth a try. Maybe a little on the malty side.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Thomas_Picton
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of animal69
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Scamboogery
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Riverared
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Moa St Josephs from Moa Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 169 ratings.