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Malus - Kane Brewing Company

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85
very good

110 Ratings
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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 6
Gots: 23 | 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

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Ratings: 110 | Reviews: 15
Reviews by MadCat:
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

32 oz Growler from Spirits Unlimited

Appearance: A nice dark amber brown color, not too much head or lacing, but I think that might be due to the nature of the growler

Smell: Sweet with apples, plums, nice malts, and some yeast spice

Taste: Fruity, with apple being the forefront, some plum, raisins, and a beautiful yeast signature that I can't quite describe

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body, low (but appropriate) carbonation

Overall: I think the only thing lost to the growler was some head. It still had appropriate carbonation for drinkability, though I wouldn't want to save this growler for a second day. First taste brought back memories of the first time I tried Ommegang's Abbey Ale. This is fantastic, and I personally think Kane has a bright future ahead if they can pull off stuff like this regularly. This brew just solidified my decision to make 2014 the year of the local brewery.

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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.

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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.

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Malus from Kane Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.