Fullsuit Belgian-Style Brown Ale | Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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82
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95 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
95
Reviews:
34
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
13.06%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of mithrascruor
3.77/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a mug.

Appearance: Pours a clear dark amber-copper color. Minimal head, unfortunately. Slight lacing. No visible carbonation.

Smell: Nice malty aroma with some spices like cinnamon.

Taste: Nice flavor with some aromatic spices like cinnamon and such. A bit of spicyness, brown sugar, and some more spice in the finish. There's a slight bit of the Karl Strauss butteryness in the aftertaste, but it is really minimized here.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and very smooth. Minimal carbonation.

Drinkability: Tasty and session-worthy.

Karl Strauss has recently put out a couple of their best beers in bottles; this and 'To The 9s'. They've done an excellent job and it is really promising for the future. I've always had mixed feelings about their beers... besides the generally solid amber ale, most of their beers have had something off in the flavor that irritated me. I'm glad to enjoy their new beers both on tap and from the bottle, and I look forward to more of them.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of MrVonzipper
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of TicoCali
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of bh123
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of rob99er
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of gfreed
2.86/5  rDev -20.6%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Fullsuit Belgian-Style Brown Ale from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
3.6 out of 5 based on 95 ratings.
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