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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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A Belgium-style ale brewed with the changing seasons in mind. Firm toasty and sweet coffee-like malt flavors are underpinned by a subtle vanilla oakiness. Peppery spice adds character to this beer’s slightly dry and warming finish. 35 SRM 24 IBU 15.5 Plato


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LtDan (1805) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - DEC 9, 2009
Numba 4 in bottle - Appearance: Pours a clear dark amber brown with a white pin stripe for head. Aroma: Fruity Belgian yeast,dry bready malt and a slight sweet cherry note. Taste: Bread crust, fruity yeast, both of which remind me of a doppelbock. Finishes bitter. Mouthfeel: Low to medium carbonation. Medium bodied. Overall: A nice new beer from Karl Strauss. If you were bummed years ago on Red Trolley or Endless Summer Light, its time to revisit the folks who are now making this and Tower 10 IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2010
Tap @ the brewpub. Pours brown with a tan head. Aroma and flavor of belgian yeast, caramel, vanilla, sugar, and dark fruit. Actually a well done beer. I think the image might beer wrong for this beer though.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fatehunter (1605) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 12, 2014
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
haddon90 (1561) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear dark copper color with a thin white head. Nice, Belgian aroma with a sense of malt. Interesting combo. Sweet taste with a lasting malt presence. Very solid brew!

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
elihapa (1532) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - FEB 17, 2010
On tap. Strong bready notes along with toasted malt and dried fruit in the aroma. Body is medium-thick, a bit oily. Flavor suggests grilled toast, smoke, and meatymalts. A touch of hop bitterness on the finish cuts the sweetness. Not bad, but underwhelming.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 24, 2009
Draft at the La Jolla brewpub. Poured a deep dark brown with a thin white head. Nose was heavy bread and yeast. Flavors of Belgium yeast, and burn popcorn with some roasted malt. Full bodied. Decent brew, probably better if I was more into Belgiums.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ghawener (1519) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JAN 1, 2011
Draft @ Karl Strauss Brewery in downtown San Diego. Nice bready, malty and sweet. Food Pairing: Rollo Loco.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Pours hazy, hazelnut brown with a big, light tan head that leaves good lace. Smells yeasty and spicy with some slightly sweet malts as well. Tastes yeasty and malty and spicy. Sweet overall with some yam and cinnamon and clove. Pretty good. Medium body, vibrant carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
deekyn (1335) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 30, 2012
A - poured dark red/brown with high tan head and some lacing. S - Aromas of toasted malts and coffee up front. Notes of caramel, chocolate and oakiness as well. M - smooth mf, with medium body and average carb. T - tastes similar to smell. Toasted malts and coffee on the nose. Oakiness, coffee and cloves on the palate. Subtle note of banana (the belgian yeasts) and chocolate as well. O - better than average, interesting belgian brown ale, good mixture of the light belgian fell with the darker brew. 6-

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 7, 2010
Rating #15 of this brew. Some Italian rest./Sports Bar on Balboa in SD. Looks like a brown ale. Quickly disappearing off-white big-bubbled head. Nose is sweet malt. High sweetness with tiny bit of spice. Taste is all sweet malt. Light brown sugar burst with not much after the finish. Very light mouthfeel. I didn’t pick up typical Belgian characteristics, except for MAYBE the TINIEST hint of citricy sweetness.


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