Moa St Josephs | Moa Brewing Company

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Moa St JosephsMoa St Josephs

Brewed by:
Moa Brewing Company
New Zealand (Aotearoa)

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

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Ratings: 193 |  Reviews: 69
Photo of Auraan
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a gorgeous cloudy orange body with a finger and a half of thick, bubbly white head. Quite true to style, a classic tripel appearance. Scents of apricot, light, soft alcohol and fruity esters with notes of clove, citrus, white pepper, light honey and soft malt. A slight dank yeasty aroma is also present. Overall impression of aroma is of a very well done tripel. True to style spicy, fruity and with low alcohol character that is still present. Quite nice. Flavor begins sweet with medium notes of alcohol, orange flesh, white pepper, clove and some light floral hop flavors with medium-low bitterness. Middle has medium bitterness with notes of light floral hops, alcohol, orange flesh and zest and spicy phenols with white pepper dominating. Finish is medium-dry who the above notes continuing, but alcohol becoming a slight it more prominent, though still soft and in no way hot. A softly sweet malt is present throughout. Aftertaste is dry with notes of floral hops, white pepper, biscuit-like and bready malt. Overall impression of flavor is of a nice tripel. Fairly true to style and pleasant, though not the best example of the style. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with high, effervescent carbonation and a light alcohol burn. Overall impression of mouthfeel is of a very good tripel. True to form overall and pleasant. Overall this is a nice tripel. It has a good aroma and flavor aided by a nice mouthfeel that lends an overall impression of a good tripel that is well done though not the best example of the style. Still quite nice.

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Photo of CJNAPS
3.76/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pug
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Because it was delicious and a damn good tripel.

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Photo of ajdemma
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ckollias
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jaemeno3
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of benloho
3.92/5  rDev +1%

Photo of jeremiahoden
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of GeorgeCarroll
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Stuckey_Stuckey
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of JonnyBeers
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Phenwayphrank74
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of DerekCarruth
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Zekenyce
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of ivyman
4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of chogm54
4/5  rDev +3.1%

330ml corked bottle, poured into a tulip glass..

A - golden, pours a slightly fizzy white head that lingers. Looks like a typical tripel.

S - aroma based around honey and fruit (like a toffee apple). I'm also picking up some yeast and spice (coriander) odours.

T - Sweet malts with yeasty presence, and a hint of clove. There is a more than a hint of white grapes that come to the fore halfway through, and the taste is a bit like sweet white wine. The tart finish adds to this impression. An alcohol warmness making its presence known a few seconds after the liquid has gone down. While sweet, the candi sugar sweetness isn't as apparent as in other tripels.

M - Medium bodied, carbonation is spot on with other Tripels. Slightly fizzy texture.

O - i'm impressed - its easily the best tripel I've had thats made from a brewery outside of Belgium. Having said that, the tartiness , while welcome in winter, may not be to everyone's liking. Try it out .

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Photo of Tim725
4.44/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of Corson
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Georgiabeer
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of mikefuski17
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of mklisz
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Moa St Josephs from Moa Brewing Company
3.88 out of 5 based on 193 ratings.
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