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Fullsuit Belgian-Style Brown Ale - Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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Fullsuit Belgian-Style Brown AleFullsuit Belgian-Style Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

77 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.85%
Wants: 5
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Karl Strauss Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: hopdog on 12-10-2008)
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

the_encinitan, Jul 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

BreweryRun, Jul 10, 2014
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3.38/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

On tap at the brewpub.

Appearance: fine brown color with excellent clarity and a semi-durable beige head that leaves plenty of lacing.

Aroma: fruity with plenty of dried plums and alcohol infused raisins.

Flavor: Lacks complexity. Bitter/sweet balance favoring the sweet side.

Feel: medium-light body wih light carbonation.

O: OK.

chinchill, Jul 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

BrahptimusPrime, Jun 27, 2014
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5/5  rDev +38.5%

Kaleh001, Jun 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Troublebar, Jun 09, 2014
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3.69/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazy brown, one finger tan head that recedes slowly to a thin cap and leaves nice tracing on the glass.
Smells like a brown ale with Belgian yeasts. So nuttiness, bread crust, caramel, clove, cinnamon and dark fruit esters.
Taste starts with chocolatey cake dough, with brown sugar, caramel and nuts. Nice fruity character with a bit of banana, some raisin, oranges and faint cherries. Dark spices and clove. Woody feel towards the finish, a bit of tobacco and mildly bitter earthy hops.
Smooth body, soft carbonation. Nutty, bready aftertaste, with a bit of dry cocoa powder, a bit dusty.
Nice blend, tasty American brown with a twist.

dcmchew, May 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

tastymug, May 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

lehueve, May 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

jheezee, Apr 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

sunny289, Apr 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

rob99er, Mar 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Rudy, Mar 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

GRG1313, Mar 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Ejayz, Mar 03, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

dertyd, Feb 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

GraduatedCashew, Feb 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

R_J_FearNoBeer, Jan 30, 2014
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3.79/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours a hazy auburn brown with a khaki finger width head. Fair retention gives way to a broken layer of suds across the surface.

Smell - Aroma hits on notes of bread and your typical brown ale nuttiness, along with some sugary sweetness. Also a fair amount of fruity character, vaguely reminiscent of strawberry-rhubarb pie. A light spice tingles the nose.

Taste - A light roasty character with nutty undertones met by the characteristics produced by belgian yeast; touches of clove spice and banana. Finish comes full circle and offers up the faintest touch of coffee, but is overshadowed by a moderate sugary sweetness.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium-boded with fair carbonation. Very smooth delivery on the finish.

Overall - A good offering from Karl Strauss. The flavor doesn't punch you in the mouth, but there's enough complexity there to keep your interest. The smooth, drinkable quality is this beer's strong point. It's no 'wow' beer, but something I think a vast majority will find at least somewhat enjoyable.

TheSixthRing, Jan 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

harsley, Jan 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

danfix99, Jan 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

anon, Jan 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

samturner, Dec 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

verge, Dec 21, 2013
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3.7/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light mahogany, good clarity with a frothy two finger head. Retention is very good with some really stellar lacing left on the glass, quite unexpected.

Bready with a bit of roasted nuts, hop aroma is musty but paired with some Belgian yeast it adds a complex note of leather, tobacco, oak and some bandaid, probably not the aroma you want in a beer brewed without Brett but still interesting.

Balanced doughy and caramel malts, a bit of nuttiness and finishes with tobacco leaves and herbaceous hops. Mild bitterness, very balanced the Belgian yeast strain is very reserved.

Light medium body despite the color, carbonation is appropriate. Malts are a touch sticky. Alcohol and bitterness are non factors, very drinkable.

The weird musty aroma of this beer kept me engaged, tobacco, roasted nuts, burning wood, reminds me of a nice fireside story. Equals a pretty good winter warmer, this beer would be quirky any other time of the year though.

rawfish, Dec 13, 2013
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Fullsuit Belgian-Style Brown Ale from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.