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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fatehunter (2152) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wetherel (1862) - Cupertino, California, USA - FEB 25, 2010
On tap at Karl Strauss Carlsbad. Light buttery sweetness. Amber color. Creamy head. Easy to drink. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LtDan (1806) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1774) - - MAY 16, 2014
Pours brown. Aroma is almost nutty malts. Taste is malts and some coffee hints.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skmikeg (1703) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2009
Pours a medium brown with a frothy beige head. aroma heavy on roasted malt, baked bread, hazlenut, and yeast. flavor is interesting with some roasted malt flavors, bread, hazelnut, spices,a little vanilla, and a little banana from the belgian yeast. has a medium body and a warming and dry finnish. overall, I was suprised at the quality of this one, which ended up being quite good considering the brewer.

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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
haddon90 (1606) - 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!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ghawener (1555) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JAN 1, 2011
Draft @ Karl Strauss Brewery in downtown San Diego. Nice bready, malty and sweet. Food Pairing: Rollo Loco.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
elihapa (1545) - 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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Barreras (1526) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - DEC 19, 2009
Pours a light brown similar to other brown ales. Smells of molasses and yeast hit you at first sniff. Taste of bread, yeast, and caramel. A strong brown. thick aftertaste. A good seasonal that keeps you warm with 6.3% ABV.


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