Fullsuit Belgian-Style Brown Ale | Karl Strauss Brewing Company

Fullsuit Belgian-Style Brown AleFullsuit Belgian-Style Brown Ale
BA SCORE
3.62/5
95 Ratings
Fullsuit Belgian-Style Brown AleFullsuit Belgian-Style Brown Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Karl Strauss Brewing Company
California, United States
karlstrauss.com

Style: Belgian Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by hopdog on 12-10-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,171
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
95
pDev:
12.98%
Bros Score:
3.7
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 95 |  Reviews: 34
Photo of Mitzvahman72
4.08/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Quick Take(s): (2012) Nicely malt forward with an earthy, rosemary taste to it. (2013) Balanced in a not very malt forward way. More of a British style. (2014) Nicely malt forward as its flavor and aroma is like oolong tea. Also has banana to compliment it.

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Photo of spycow
3.37/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jdg204
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jnila93
4.33/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Very flavorful and waiting to try more.

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Photo of hickmancase
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GatorCoop
3.69/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fox227
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Fatehunter
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Pours a thin head on a clear light brown body.
The aroma is nuts, wood and candy. Interesting.
The taste is a bit watery, caramel sweet, toasted malt and mild vanilla. A nice warm finish though.
The texture is thin.
Quite drinkable, just not interesting.

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Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Furlinator
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%

Pours a hazy dark brown. The 1/2 inch khaki head fades to a thin ring on top and leaves spots of lace.

The smell is of raisins, plums, dark grain and vague spices.

The taste is a raisins and an unspecified spice presence.

The texture is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

Definitely influenced by Belgian dark ales, this is a solid offering that features a strong dark fruit flavor profile.

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Photo of mrcraft
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of atrocity
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of JayN
3.92/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of mobrado
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of retry4z
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Pens1967
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of the_encinitan
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of BreweryRun
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of chinchill
3.37/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

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Photo of BrahptimusPrime
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Kaleh001
5/5  rDev +38.1%

Photo of BrickOneal
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of dcmchew
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

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Fullsuit Belgian-Style Brown Ale from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 95 ratings
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