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Malus - Kane Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

16 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 16
Hads: 123
Avg: 3.85
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 8
Gots: 33 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Kane Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States | website

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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Beer: Reviews & Ratings
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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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Bottle purchased Black Friday at brewery. Poured into Belgian ale glass.

L: Aggressive pour leads to big, foamy head with good retention and lacing. Beer is a very pretty ruby red.

S: Solid malts up front, cinnamon and apples faint but there.

T: Malt forward, some apple, a little bit of spice. Slight bitterness.

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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.

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Malus from Kane Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.