Moa St Josephs | Moa Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Moa Brewing Company
New Zealand (Aotearoa)
moabeer.co.nz

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

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.

Added by brendan13 on 08-29-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
191
Reviews:
68
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
10.05%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
21
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 191 |  Reviews: 68
Photo of JeffH
4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Pours a dark golden color with a bright white head. The beer is opaque and shows a high level of carbonation.

S- Great nose of fruits and spices and a healthy kick of Belgian yeast- everything you would exepect from a well made tripel.

T- A nice dose of candied sugar balances out the spice notes in the beer. There is also a nice balance between dark and tropical fruit flavors- there is a lot going on here!

M- Medium bodied with a good deal of carbonation. The higher alcohol is hard to recognize but there is a slight warming from the ABV's in the throat.

O- This is a very well made Tripel from a brewery that has high expectations, and rightfully so. There is a fantastic balance of sweet and bitter and spicy that nearly completely erases the 9.5 ABV and the relatively dry finish leaves you wanting more.

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Photo of tubeyes
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Bromine
4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.36/5  rDev -13.4%
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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Photo of chickencoop
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

Photo of tzieser
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of InspectorBob
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of lisagirl
2/5  rDev -48.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.53/5  rDev -9%
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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Photo of eric5bellies
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
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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Photo of harrisjohnson
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of animal69
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of impending
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
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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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.67/5  rDev -5.4%
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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Photo of mactrail
3.48/5  rDev -10.3%
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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Moa St Josephs from Moa Brewing Company
3.88 out of 5 based on 191 ratings.
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