Dismiss Notice
Save $5 when you subscribe to 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine by selecting auto-renew.

Subscribe now →
Dismiss Notice
Join Our Email List →

And we'll send you the latest updates and offers from BeerAdvocate, because knowing is half the battle.
Dismiss Notice

Pre-order your Respect Beer "Hipster" Hoodie today!

Plus: Free shipping (US only) on orders of $25 or more until 12/18/15. Just select "Free Shipping" at checkout.

Shop now →

Malus - Kane Brewing Company

Not Rated.

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

14 Reviews
no score

(Send Samples)
Reviews: 14
Hads: 116
Avg: 3.83
pDev: 34.99%
Wants: 7
Gots: 26 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Kane Brewing Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: 9InchNails on 01-12-2012

No notes at this time.
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 14 | Hads: 116
Reviews by 9InchNails:
Photo of 9InchNails
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Taphouse Grille

Kind of hard to see through in a dim lit bar so can't tell the color too much. White head that forms a ring around the glass.

Wheat, floral and apples are the main aroma. They put in Apple Cider from local sources, which is from NJ. So the apples make a nice presence.

Wheat, caramel, apples, cloves, dark fruits and Belgian yeast are all in the mix. A slight dry acidic taste as the end.

Medium body, light carbonation, dry feel. Easy to drink, no alcohol heat with a 9.5%

Overall, not a bad strong ale from the new NJ brewers. I woudnt mind trying this again. To me, the apples were a little more noticeable in the aroma than the taste. The dry and slight acidic taste definitely is from the apple cider.

 740 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of megamass
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Mangbus
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SPRichard
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Varkias41
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of CraigMack61
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of Hessian257
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of OddNotion
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of bbpro47
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of DarkLordPsycho
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of GoGators
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of mikeburd1128
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of bonbini26
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of rjp217
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ArtZan
3.4/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chugs13
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of st9647v3
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of metter98
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy dark brown in color. It poured with a finger and a half high dark beige head with some darker yeast particles on the bubbles. This quickly died down but consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of dark fruits and apples in the nose along with some hints of cinnamon.
T: Similar to the taste, the smell has flavors of dark fruits and apples along with some notes of Belgian yeast. There are also lingering hints of spices in the finish.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied and a little smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: It seems that this beer could use a heavier body to accentuate the interesting mix of flavors in the taste.

 727 characters

Photo of cde1218
1.25/5  rDev -67.4%

Photo of salthemonster
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of rkcrozier
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of Dominic_Decoco
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of claspada
3.67/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours an extra dark brown color with a small light beige head.

Aromas begin with apple cider, Belgian yeast and brown sugar. As it warms you get some nuttiness and brown bread.

The tastes begin toasted bread, Belgian yeast spice, toasted bready and nutty malt. The apple comes in in the backend after the caramelized malt flavors. Apple works decently well with the dark fruit flavors.

The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. Finish is lightly sweet with a bit of emerging alcohol.

Overall this is an intersting beer to sample but not something I would want to drink in large quantities. The apple cider makes an already sweet beer a little sweeter to the point of almost being a bit too much.

 723 characters

Photo of flynndan
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Malus from Kane Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.