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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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3.5/5  rDev -3%

bh123, Apr 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

mhaugo, Dec 18, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

harsley, Jan 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

GraduatedCashew, Feb 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

tastymug, May 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

anon, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
3.45/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

When cold, the beer started off well. Nice belgian yeast finish with bananas and cloves, a bit spicy with nutmeg notes present. Not bad.

When the beer warmed, the nutmeg and egg nogg flavors dominated and became too much. Both myself and another BA agreed that 6oz was all we wanted and were very happy we split the 12oz. I get what KS might have been trying to accomplish with this one regarding the holiday theme and all but for me, well...this one just wasn't for me.

Not a bad price at $7.99 a sixer but I won't be revsiting this one again.

RBassSFHOPit2ME, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of chinchill
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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3.38/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured on-tap in downtown San Diego at the Columbia Street brewpub into a pint glass. The beer is a dark nut-brown color with hazelnut highlights, and a thin, dense head. The beer has a good aroma, with smells of nut, coriander, nutmeg, and malt. The beer flavors are coriander spices of a typical Belgian with the rounded malt and nut flavors of a Brown. The sweetness disappears on the transition to the aftertaste. The finish is a balance of clove and sweet malt. The aftertaste and finish are not great for an already struggling beer.

GarthDanielson, Jan 08, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

GRG1313, Mar 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

danfix99, Jan 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

BreweryRun, Jul 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

lehueve, May 21, 2014
Photo of illidurit
3.23/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle pours darkish brown with a frothy beige head. Aroma is roasty with fresh wheat bread maltiness and some mild banana pith. Flavor is slightly sour with a medicinal artificial grape tinge atop a standard brown-malts-fermented-by-belgian-yeast-strain base. A little nuttiness too. Tastes almost exactly like New Belgium 1554, except with more body. Marginally better than the inexplicably overrated 1554.

illidurit, Jan 25, 2011
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

hnandez, Dec 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

UnknownKoger, Jan 26, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

djaeon, Jan 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

codynevels, Feb 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

Rollzroyce21, Dec 13, 2011
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

TicoCali, Dec 10, 2011
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2.88/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Had this at Sally's in San Diego. Walnut color with a thin tan head that lasted a good 60 seconds. Was served way too cold, so there wasn't much aroma. In fact, there wasn't much aroma after it warmed up, either, although I managed to detect some caramel and apricots at some point. Mild carbonation was nice, and provided a prickly base for the dried fruit and light hops in the taste, but over all this was a rather blah beeah. I don't see much relation between this beer and any other Belgian dark I've had. I like the name, but I'd avoid another glass of this.

gfreed, Mar 26, 2010
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2.6/5  rDev -28%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a deep amber in color into a pint glass. A thin head offers little retention.

Smells of slightly rich malts, subtle chocolate in nature. A bit of belgian yeast on the nose but not much, and in fact, very little.

Taste offers some nice roasted malt flavors and a subtle hint of coffee/chocolate. Basically an average American Brown Ale. Given the moniker I expected a bit more of a Belgian nose. No, check that, I expected something of a Belgian nose. I got neither.

HalfFull, Dec 27, 2008
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2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

dertyd, Feb 17, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

hawkmage, Dec 31, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

nanobrew, Dec 23, 2011
Fullsuit Belgian-Style Brown Ale from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.