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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   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 (2848) - 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


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NotWthoutStout (32) - Wharton, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2016
Had this on tap at the Morris Tap & Grill. Iím a fan of Belgians and strong ales overall so this was an easy choice on a menu that was over-bloated with IPAís. Served in a snifter, sticky head occupied the glass above the brew which was a cloudy copper color below. Aromas of yeasty bread and citrus. I wasnít sure when the deScription said made with apple cider, Iím not a fan of fruity beer, but it was worked in well, not overpowering at all, the yeast did their job in melding it into the total package. Came off more like a Barley Wine to me than a strong ale, but it was very enjoyable, smooth and easy to drink, wonít hesitate to order this next time.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (5568) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2016
Draft at Barcade, 1/11/16. Murky, dirty put, almost yoohoo like color and consistency. Sweet aroma of apple juice, Belgian yeast and some spice. Tastes much the same with a sweeter start leading to spice and a bit of booziness on the close. Alcohol is fairly well hidden. Decent, ugly, but decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle. Dark ruby. Belgian yeast with red apples. Big cinnamon notes on the finish and some warm booze. Average texture, slightly sticky, maybe a little maple syrup character. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
brokensail (15635) - Dublin, 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 (9563) - 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 (3969) - 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 (403) - , 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 (1972) - 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 (39989) - 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 (1749) - 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.


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