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Malus - Kane Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
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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cde1218

New Jersey

1.25/5  rDev -66.8%

06-01-2013 03:20:13 | More by cde1218
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Peyton5410

New Jersey

1.5/5  rDev -60.1%

03-10-2013 14:09:45 | More by Peyton5410
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ONN8

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

01-14-2012 00:45:48 | More by ONN8
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spycow

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

08-23-2014 22:52:36 | More by spycow
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koopa

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

08-04-2013 13:36:10 | More by koopa
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jnardone235

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

05-20-2013 23:42:10 | More by jnardone235
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.28/5  rDev -12.8%

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.

12-24-2012 15:42:50 | More by xnicknj
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bbpro47

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

01-17-2013 03:59:15 | More by bbpro47
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DarkLordPsycho

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

10-08-2013 23:35:06 | More by DarkLordPsycho
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bonbini26

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

06-24-2013 19:33:12 | More by bonbini26
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flynndan

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

03-02-2013 20:45:55 | More by flynndan
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daron7

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

07-03-2014 02:23:40 | More by daron7
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

02-23-2013 23:35:27 | More by nmann08
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

05-09-2013 12:31:38 | More by InspectorBob
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jgrummm

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

08-22-2013 00:35:50 | More by jgrummm
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emceecue

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

03-15-2013 18:50:38 | More by emceecue
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cp45

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

05-31-2013 01:57:50 | More by cp45
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

10-05-2013 20:33:07 | More by Knapp85
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

03-11-2013 17:06:03 | More by drummermattie02
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petermethot

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

10-05-2013 17:06:23 | More by petermethot
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tkdchampxi

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

12-03-2013 22:41:41 | More by tkdchampxi
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Zimm

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

03-29-2014 23:44:09 | More by Zimm
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axeman9182

New Jersey

3.63/5  rDev -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.

10-04-2012 05:40:48 | More by axeman9182
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.64/5  rDev -3.2%

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

02-02-2014 03:47:29 | More by facundoCNB
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claspada

New Jersey

3.65/5  rDev -2.9%

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.

09-21-2012 15:04:12 | More by claspada
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Malus from Kane Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.