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Malus - Kane Brewing Company

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very good

80 Ratings
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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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1.25/5  rDev -66.8%

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1.5/5  rDev -60.1%

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3.28/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

on tap at the brewery - served in taster

Pours an opaque darkness with a thinner layer of beige head. Coating of film rests on top, leaving a few spots of lacing.

Spices and apples in the nose with pears and dark fruit. Burnt sugar, bread crust, Belgian yeast, alcohol warmth.

Sweet and spicy up front with cinnamon, coriander and apples. Pears, raisins and dates with some burnt sugar sweetness. Full malty backbone with dark fruits and boozy warmth.

Fuller medium body, well carbonated, sticky and full on the tongue. This is decent, but the apples seem to overpower some of the more delicate flavors.

xnicknj, Dec 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

bbpro47, Jan 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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Zimm, Mar 29, 2014
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3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle thanks to NJBeerNerd. It was allowed to warm a bit before being poured into my NEBCO tulip.

Kane Malus pours a very dark brown, with a scattering of ruby highlights present. Three plus fingers of khaki colored foam rises up and threatens to topple over the lip of the glass. Once the initial rush subsides though, the head disappears quickly and there's not much in the way of lacing left behind. The nose has a bit of raisin to it, but that blends in to an apple note. The spice aroma has a bit of clove and a bit of whatever Kane spiced this beer with, I'm guessing some allspice among others. I like how the incorporation of apple cider plays out in the flavor, some of the traditional dark fruits of a BSDA are replaced by a musty apple taste. Phenols are again present on the back end, with the clove augmented by the spicing. The spices aren't quite pumpkin ale level intense, but they're a little too heavy handed for this beer in my opinion. They do play off the apple cider nicely though and give the brew a very authentic autumn feeling to it. The body is just a touch too sturdy for me, though I'm not surprised to see that it was bottle conditioned with champagne yeast given the wonderfully spry carbonation. I had very high expectations for Malus based on the other Kane beers I've had, and it didn't quite live up. Still, with some refining I think there's some real potential in this brew and it's good to see these guys bottling.

axeman9182, Oct 04, 2012
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3.64/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A4 a deep red almost black, 2 fingers of head
S3.5 a grape like scent, boozy, malty
T3.75 this is a typical Belgian quad profile with a weird fruity bitterness.
M3.5 full body, boozy warmth, medium carbonation
O3.5 not really my style, but definitely not bad. I enjoy their iPa's much more though

facundoCNB, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of claspada
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

claspada, Sep 21, 2012
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Malus from Kane Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.