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Apiary - Kane Brewing Company

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very good

91 Ratings
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 5
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Kane Brewing Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Hessian257 on 09-24-2013)
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Photo of brentk56
3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Its got a Belgian look, with a billowy head that caps the goldenstraw liquid; great stickage and the lacing clings to the glass

Smell: Cracker malt with oat and rye tones; the honey adds a soft hue

Taste: Cracker and grain (definitely pick up the rye, with the oat and spelt (?) a little tougher to discern); the honey adds a slight bit of sweetness that lingers but, in the middle, there is a strong peppery/herbal character that builds; a bit pithy, as well, in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: There is a lot to like in this beer and I enjoyed it more and more as it warmed but there is a harshness to the finish, as well, that dampens my enthusiasm for the total product

Thanks, SMason, for the opportunity

brentk56, Today at 02:34 AM
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Photo of gr0g
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hazy, straw-colored with plenty of head. Very nice retention and lace formation. Aroma has many facets, with hops, yeast, and fruity esters all contributing. Floral and citric qualities. Some chalky, yeasty phenols, but they are over-prevalent as in some light Belgian ales. Apple and pear notes.

Predominantly dry flavor profile with some minor spice contributions. Some coriander and maybe grains of paradise. Dry, bitter finish. While this is a fairly strong saison, the alcohol is well-masked. There's more complexity than the usual light cracker grain profile, and checking Kane's Website, this is confirmed as oats and rye are used. The texture is very good for a well-carbonated Belgian, not quite silky but quite soft.

Kane's Apiary is a very nice saison that doesn't stick to a strict, cookie-cutter formula. I've yet to have a mediocre beer from this great Jersey brewery.

gr0g, Apr 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.23/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Alright Kane Brewing, where you been all my beer-drinking life? Your Saison is stellar- giving a dry efforvescence with a spicy and earthy backbone and supporting cracker malts with a decoration of fruit- you're singing an authentic Belgian tone. But let's probe a bit deeper...

Apiary Farmhouse pours with a cloudy goldenrod hue and a back-light that's just a degree off of orange juice. Its creamy-textured and ivory-colored head is lofty, lightened of creamy structure even as it recedes into a fluid settling, trailing with fingerling lace.

Spicy-sweet in its initial aromas, a waft of fruit and pepper ensue, decorated with apricot, orange, an apple while white pepper, mint and mild cumin offer a balanced nose. All this simmers on the nose while soft white bread and toasted wafer give support and richness.

Yet its taste starts the same as its aromas trail- Biscuity sweet with fresh baked bread, dry wafers and shortbread. But that's all short as the influx of fruit and spice defines the bulk of taste in the middle. A melange of lemons, apples, apricots and oranges all swirl on the palate while that earthy balance of pepper, mint and hay finishes its taste.

Subdued in its mouthfeel, the ale takes a step back. Even though it shows high effervescence to the eye, it is only partially zesty on the palate while a creamy notion also transpires. This limits the beer's ultra-dry character gives a feel of normal Belgian Pale Ales. Getting past its only weakness, the ale trails with a slight straw astringency, playful grassy bitterness and wine-like acidity.

Not quite a home-run, Kane Brewing hits a warning track fly as it does so many things that are correct for the style, but not pushing it further leaves its just shy of the classic and authentic Belgian Saisons.

BEERchitect, Apr 11, 2014
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Apiary from Kane Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.