Wednesday, April 18, 2012

St Joseph's MOA

type: tripel
origin: Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand
price: 3.90/12.7oz
ABV: 9.5
NSP: 9.2

The Moa, putting the MOA in MAORI, but without the ass-kicking of an All-Blacks haka.  I admit to buying this out of sheer curiosity: A strong Belgian-style tripel, from New Zealand, costing less than $4 (and also a "limited edition" according to the label).  I don't know though, honestly.  With each swig I "flip-flop" from oh, that's alright to ugh, that tastes like amateur homebrew (we're good at amateur homebrewing 'round these parts, so I know what I'm talking about).  My brain feels a bit like how the decider sounds fumbling over simple concepts.  Clearly this should be drunk in a tulip glass, because really it's really alcoholic.  So for that I give props, since it's not oppressive in that sense, but I keep reminding myself of perhaps the most important part of evaluating beer: Would you buy it again, at the same price, or in a bar for even more?  Not a damn chance.  There are too many options to be fooling around with beers like this.

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