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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
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Beligan-sytle dark strong ale made with locally sourced apple cider and autumn spices. Malus is a unique beer, specifically conceived and brewed to celebrate our inaugural bottling. It is inspired by a traditional Belgian style, but redefined by locally-sourced ingredients. We replaced Belgian candi sugar with local apple cider reduced in our kettle over several days, and used our locally-sourced house Belgian yeast for primary fermentation.


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italianjohn (2439) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Dark amber pour with a thin off white to beige head ... aroma of caramel malts, apple cider and light orange .... taste is of caramel malts, apple cider, sweet candi sugar, light orange and sweet fruity yeast .... mouthfeel is a little lively and dry .... decent brew with ABV hidden very well ..... solid strong ale with a nice twist


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
brokensail (12362) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 25, 2015
Bottle @ home. Thanks, Pat. Hazed copper pour with a thin layer of off-white foam. Smells like apple, pear, spices, and raisin. A bunch of caramel and toasted grains as well. Flavor is oddly bitter. Tons of bitter, dry spices. Sweet baked apple, some burnt grain, and burnt mashmallow. No thanks.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (5177) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Bottle. Pours a muddy brown with beige head that lasts leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is dark fruit and bready malts. Medium mouth with strong caramel, candy sugar, belgian spice. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3533) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 7, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2015 Bottle, courtesy of saultbauls... shared in a location remote of my dining room.
Pours a hazy brick red with a good head and nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma is sweet with lots of brown sugar, spices, apples... it smells very much like a dessert.

The flavor is Christmas cookies, some light bitterness is there, itís nicely sweet but note overbearingly so. Itís got some apple to it, but surprisingly little.

I donít now, itís pretty nice if youíre in the mood for something like this.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pressboxjoe (282) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Bottle from brewery. Subtly winey Belgian ale with strong apple cinnamon flavor. Oddly devoid of aroma.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
mikem409 (1774) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle. Color is rusty red with loads of head. Fizzy apple and caramel mouth with a lot of booze

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (33873) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2015
From tap. Pours clear and golden deep red with a small off white head. Aroma is fruity, almost wineous. Dry, fruity and light wooden. Mild soapy. Fruity and dry finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
keanex (1606) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2015
On tap at Mexican Food Factory.
Appearance: Hazy dark amber body.
Aroma: Dark fruits, bready malts, caramel and hint of spices. Pleasant and mild.
Taste: Dark fruits, malty, caramel, hints of chocolate and light phenols on the finish. Hints of booze lingers.
Palate: Full-bodied, lightly carbed.
Overall: Really enjoyable beer. Soft and balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
closey22 (1093) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Deep copper/brown thin rimming beige head; aroma is mild malt hints of cinnamon; Flava is richly cinnamon balanced with tangy malt; feels light to medium with moderate fizz; finishes tangy mildly spicy and roasty

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jflopsu (750) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Pours a clear dark amber. Has a faint aroma of apple and cinnamon. A tart taste of apples, dark fruits and malts. A sour aftertaste. Not a fan of the tart and sourness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dogfishho (646) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Pours a dark brown color with a small head. The aroma is stone fruit and honey with characteristic Belgian yeast signature. Ver sweet and boozy with a raisin note at the end. Not bad.


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