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Malus - Kane Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

80 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.56%
Wants: 6
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kane Brewing Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: 9InchNails on 01-12-2012)
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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.

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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.

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smell of spice and apple

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it was an interesting beer. Next year I will try this one during the colder months and I will also age another bottle. This bottle was cellared for 9 months.

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A: Pours a cloudy dark reddish brown in color with some garnet red highlights and light amounts of gentle visible carbonation near the surface. The beer has a two finger tall dense foamy beige head that slowly reduces to a thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Strong aroma of dark fruits (plum) with the addition of apple as well. There are light amounts of spices including cinnamon and clove.

T: Similar to the smell but even more intense - strong flavors of dark fruits and apple. There are some lighter notes of the flavors of spices including cinnamon and clove. Very light amounts of Belgian yeast flavors.

M: Medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink as the alcohol is very well hidden (considering this beer is 9.5% ABV). A good offering from a new (at least to me and in bottles) NJ brewery. Nice complexity to the flavors and smell. I appreciate the addition of the apple cider.

dbrauneis, Sep 09, 2012
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Malus from Kane Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.