Malus | Kane Brewing Company

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3.78/5
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145 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kane Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
kanebrewing.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerdedEric on 01-12-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#22,032
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
145
pDev:
11.64%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
43
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 145 |  Reviews: 20
Photo of mattreitz49
3.59/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GregSemenza
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lembeh
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Momma_Knapp
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JLK7299
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Never had anything like this so not sure how to rate it. Tasty. Sweet. Different. A little more carbonation would be good I think, not sure if that’s the style?

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Photo of q33jeff
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

**
11/18/2017

25oz bottle to snifter.

LOOK: Reddish brown color, healthy white head that fades completely after a bit.
AROMA: lots of apple, raisin, yeast, bread,
TASTE: tart apple/cider, fruit cake, touch of spice, but mostly sweet
FEEL: sticky, medium-to-full body, minimal carbonation but a bite from the apple/acid.

A little too sweet for my liking, although the use of apples instead of candi sugar gives it a more natural flavor. I would have this again. Not my favorite Kane by any stretch of imagination, but tasty for what it is.

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Photo of runeatdrink
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HermitDan
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jsalz21
4.17/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JMS1512
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Timtac
3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of srw
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmhannon
4.24/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of swanfungus
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MacMalt
4.06/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into Kane tulip glass. It pours an orange-copper color, like apple cider, with one finger of khaki-colored head and lacing with good retention. It smells of sweet malt, apple sauce, cinnamon, nutmeg, and pepper. The taste follows the nose with tangy apple, cinnamon, and nutmeg, with a slightly sour, bitter finish. There are also hints of Belgian yeast, raisin and brown sugar. This ale is medium-bodied, moderately carbonated, and you can feel its 9.5% ABV. It's most definitely a sipper. Overall, it's a nice Autumn take on a Belgian Strong Dark Ale. It's not the type of ale you'd want to drink a lot of, but it's a very nice change of pace.

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Photo of Tim725
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of SimcoeKid
4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of JNForsyth
3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of corby112
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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Photo of ericdavidmorris
4.27/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sholbert
4.21/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nichols33
2.75/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of njcraftguy
4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A friend picked me up 2 bottles while at the brewery - thanks Mark. Deep red color. Not my style beer but still fairly tasty. Not Kane's best offering but still enjoyable.

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Photo of bkwhoppa66
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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Malus from Kane Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 145 ratings