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:
192
Reviews:
68
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
10.05%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
21
For Trade:
0
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Photo of chinchill
3.48/5  rDev -10.3%
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 -3.4%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
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 +3.1%

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4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
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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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.

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3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

my second in a row beer from moa, and another pleasant surprise. basically a Belgian tripel here, but hopped in a whole new way here. clear blonde color with a creamy white head under an inch tall in my snifter. nose of sweeter malt, wheat, Belgian yeast, and hops. that slurp of air right before the sip is intensely hopped, almost ipa status, but not quite as bitter, equally dominant. the flavor starts a lot like a triple, but enjoyably less sweet than so many. the yeast here is great, subtle and not as crackling dry as some, but quite lively in its carbonating work, and relaxingly floral as they go, a good partner for the hops, which own the finish of this beer. an excellent take on a classic style. moa is something I have overlooked on the shelves for too long. got to try two of their beers back to back, and they both really impressed me. cant wait to try more.

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4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Baby corked and caged bottle, I suppose when it grows up it will be Belgian :). It looks the part, with a frothy dense head and a clear golden color. It is a bit pale, maybe more yellow than gold. Smell is lagery hops from afar but sugar from up close and there is also some orange in there somewhere, i think. Taste is fantastic! It is a bit sugary, then a flash of orange and then a nice biscuit like flavor that mellows and just floats off the tongue as it leaves you wanting more. Really, very nice and dangerously drinkable. Mouthfeel is great, with good carbonation and a slick coat the tongue kind of feel. I really like this beer, well played, sirs! Maybe not quite as complex as some of the old school examples but maybe a bit more drinkable for it.

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Moa St Josephs from Moa Brewing Company
3.88 out of 5 based on 192 ratings.
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