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Moa St Josephs - Moa Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

145 Ratings
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Ratings: 145
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | 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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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -22.1%

03-22-2014 16:35:43 | More by schnarr84
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beergoot

Colorado

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...

03-18-2014 19:55:01 | More by beergoot
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harsley

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

03-17-2014 14:36:32 | More by harsley
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-15-2014 17:01:09 | More by Kmat10
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Exeter

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-15-2014 09:07:41 | More by Exeter
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SaranacinTexas

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

03-04-2014 00:15:07 | More by SaranacinTexas
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ubufan2112

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

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

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.9%

02-16-2014 06:33:52 | More by northbayrugger
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hopley

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.9%

02-16-2014 04:00:56 | More by hopley
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Keith_R

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

01-29-2014 21:55:30 | More by Keith_R
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abex44

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-24-2014 02:48:34 | More by abex44
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brandon911

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-24-2014 02:38:55 | More by brandon911
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chinchill

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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krome

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

01-09-2014 22:03:55 | More by krome
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artemh

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -22.1%

01-07-2014 09:12:32 | More by artemh
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smcolw

Massachusetts

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.

12-28-2013 19:17:17 | More by smcolw
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Hairrrrrrrr

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-22-2013 16:30:25 | More by Hairrrrrrrr
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tommy5

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

12-15-2013 20:18:22 | More by tommy5
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6thstreetbrewpub

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-08-2013 02:13:08 | More by 6thstreetbrewpub
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1Nrwyscotch

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-07-2013 02:06:53 | More by 1Nrwyscotch
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jwg782

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

12-06-2013 20:51:48 | More by jwg782
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Pencible

Virginia

4.14/5  rDev +7.5%

A: This poured a cloudy light copper with quickly dissipating white head.
S: It smelled like grassy hops and citrus zest and sweet caramel.
T: It tasted like rich caramel and toffee malt, with some grassy hops and citrus zest. It had a clean bittersweet aftertaste.
M: It was oily with lots of smooth natural carbonation. Nice slick body.
D: This was a nice Belgian ale, right in between light and dark. Rich malt balanced by bitter hops in the scent and taste. The body was great too, with a clean finish and fairly well hidden alcohol. So it was pretty easy to drink, but worth sipping. Could maybe age well also. Nice brew.

12-06-2013 16:09:16 | More by Pencible
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RochefortChris

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

12-04-2013 04:19:44 | More by RochefortChris
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trebbates

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

11-29-2013 03:24:07 | More by trebbates
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FunkyFibes

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

11-28-2013 22:33:24 | More by FunkyFibes
Moa St Josephs from Moa Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 145 ratings.