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Moa St Josephs - Moa Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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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3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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...

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of chinchill
3.48/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

”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.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.12/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured out into a goblet, this beer is a wonderful light blonde color with hues of brown in its center, the body is mildly hazy and you can see the yeast floating around. It’s lightly carbonated and topped off with a light white head that thins out to corral the ale in to glass. Herbal and grass notes first hit your nose, then the spices come out-apples and grapes are present, you can detect hints of orange and lemon zest as well. The taste is strong and very pleasant, malts are mildly bitter right of h bat and they really envelope your mouth. The citrus fruit come out towards the middle of your tongue and the citrus tames some of the alcohol flavor in its aftertaste. This is a light to medium body ale and is well worth your time.

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