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Moa St Josephs - Moa Brewing Company

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very good

151 Ratings
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Ratings: 151
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | 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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Photo of dank203
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%

smooth tripel. not a super bite or complexity but really easy drinking. wish to have something like this as a GO TO but its pricey at 19.99 for a 4 pack, 6 bucks for a single. really smooth, all tripel necessary characteristics. mellower than la Fin or some of the other common tripels

dank203, Apr 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Dave_Treat, Apr 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

VeganUndead, Apr 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

BeerForMuscle, Apr 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Gww1864, Mar 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

mattsander, Mar 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

schnarr84, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of beergoot
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%

Partly cloudy, deep gold colored body sporting a thick, creamy, sticky, white head. Bread and yeast aroma with some ripe apricot smell. Bread, honey, esters, and heavy sugar-like flavors. Heavy bodied; chewy; rich and creamy mouthfeel.

I barely got the cage untwisted when the cork blew and scared the dog, but very little beer was lost and that's a good thing. The flavors are dense and intriguing with excellent malt grain twists and turns. I don't know about the BA description of tripels being light bodied; this beer has a heavy-duty feel to it yet the thick, rich flavors and aromas go hand-in-hand with the mouthfeel. For what it's worth, a really tasty, big bodied ale...

beergoot, Mar 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

harsley, Mar 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Kmat10, Mar 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Exeter, Mar 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

SaranacinTexas, Mar 04, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

ubufan2112, Feb 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

northbayrugger, Feb 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

hopley, Feb 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Keith_R, Jan 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

abex44, Jan 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

brandon911, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of chinchill
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.

chinchill, Jan 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

krome, Jan 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

artemh, Jan 07, 2014
Photo of smcolw
4.24/5  rDev +10.1%

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.

smcolw, Dec 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Hairrrrrrrr, Dec 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

tommy5, Dec 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

6thstreetbrewpub, Dec 08, 2013
Moa St Josephs from Moa Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.