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Malus | Kane Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Kane Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerdedEric on 01-12-2012

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1.25/5  rDev -66.9%

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1.5/5  rDev -60.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Very disappointed with this red

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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.07/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a very dark and cloudy mahogany color with deep copper edges. Huge chunks floating around even with a delicate pour and not even 2/3 of the bottle decanted. Frothy two finger off-white head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Very good retention lasting for the duration. Large streaks of soapy lacing left behind. Way too dark and floaty but head retention and lacing are nice.

Sweet aroma with strong yeast presence, dark fruit esters, prominent cider character and delicate sweet malt presence. Kind of odd with zesty spice notes of ginger, black pepper and licorice. Cider character really stands out along with hints of plum, raisin, prune and other dark fruits. Sweet malts with caramel, light chocolate, dark bread and toffee. Needs more spice or roast to counter the alcohol and sweetness.

Medium body with a zesty/peppery spice presence integrated into the medicinal and dark fruit esters of the Belgian dark ale. Again, very sweet with strong cider, butternut squash and vinous fruit flavor. The medicinal syrupy quality is too strong. Black pepper, coriander, allspice, clove and licorice provides some balance but it needs some dark roast or smokiness. Sweet cider dominates the palate after adjusting to heavy spice. Bready yeast with dark fruit esters giving off hints of prune, raisins, plum, currant and blackberry. Boozy heat and more sweetness in finish. Decent spice presence but this beer is pretty one dimensional and way too sweet for my liking.

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3.23/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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3.3/5  rDev -12.7%
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.

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3.4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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Malus from Kane Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 139 ratings
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