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Moa St Josephs - Moa Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

170 Ratings
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Ratings: 170
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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Ratings: 170 | Reviews: 63
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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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”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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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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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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Moa St Josephs from Moa Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 170 ratings.