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Moa St Josephs - Moa Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

163 Ratings
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Ratings: 163
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.16%
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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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.

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3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

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3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
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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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-

375ml into a tulip. Pours a nearly clear orange gold, egg shell colored head, minor lacing. Significantly clumping yeast makes the final pour unappealing.

Sweet yeasty aroma, peaches, apricots, green apple, minor spicing and mentholatum.

Fairly sweet with just a momentary dry twang followed by a pleasant little bitter. Upfront sweet fruits are balanced with an entirely appropriate solvent alcohol note. Long evolving aftertaste is a strength. Medium bodied lively mouthfeel.
warms wonderfully
best nz brew had by me
cheers
jd

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3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pour at the BevMo Holiday Beerfest held at Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, spices, and yeast. Taste is much the same with a medium spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but I think this one smells better than it tastes.

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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.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Moa St. Joseph’s has a medium, fluffy, white head and a brilliant, bubbly, yellow-golden appearance, with lots of streaming bubbles and a nice lacing film left on the glass. The aroma is of candy sugar, malt, sweetness, and spritz (think 7-Up), and the flavor is of sweet malt, bread, champagne, juice, and one also encounters a mild hop bitterness in the under-taste. Mouthfeel is light to medium and prickly, and Moa St. Joseph’s finishes crisp, clean, dry, and bright. Overall, this is quite good.

RJT

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3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I've tried a number of Moa beers and have been impressed with them all. The Tripel category is full of good and interesting beers and is tough to stand out in but this one definitely does.

Aroma is full of apples and citrus oranges, flowers and a bit of clovey spice. The apple tends to take over as it warms.

Taste is layered with a good amount of malt and sugar sweetness mixed with honeyed pear and orange and a dry, grassy lingering aftertaste. A big tropical fruit note that makes this one stand out differently. A bit of yeasty funk as well that sticks around, but pleasantly.

Mouthfeel really shines as it's creamy and light, especially for a beer of this strength. Not overly carbonated and melts in your mouth.

Overall: The tropical flavors and drinkability for a 9.5% ABV make this one stand out to me. Much more flavorful than many in the style. La Fin Du Monde and Westmalle are my favorites still but this blows away most I've had including Golden Monkey and some other typically highly rated beers. Go New Zealand!

Moa St Josephs from Moa Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 163 ratings.