Barrel Trolley Pale Ale - World Brews
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4.85/5 rDev +55.4%
This beer was phenomenal. SA Boston Lager malt character with a fantastic Amarillo/Citra etc. type finishing hop. Light but substanitive. Perfectly carbonated. I could easily drink one after another, perhaps I may even say more sessionable than SABL! The brewmaster hit the target. I have found that breweries have been over adding the newer hybrid finnishing hops and generally overpowering the grain bill on many beers in the past 5 years. This beer could possibly be the perfect modern Pale Ale. All the newer hops well represented without over compensating. Well done!
07-29-2011 23:49:01 | More by streetcommander
3.73/5 rDev +19.6%
Appearance: Pours a clear deep gold to light amber colored beer with a creamy off-white head that settles slowly and has excellent retention, leaving patches of fluffy head behind all the way to the bottom of the glass. A great looking beer.
Smell: Smells of non-discriminate citrus as well as grapefruit greet the nose along with subtle floral notes and a hint of a grassy/earthy scent.
Taste: Great balance to this beer--hop presence is there, but refined and balanced with an almost bready maltiness. Finish is crisp, dry, smooth, refreshing, and ever so bitter. Only complaint is that the overall taste feels a little subdued--I was expecting a richer, bolder taste, although the taste is good.
Mouthfeel: Lighter bodied than I expected, but still has good (ample) carbonation that leaves this beer crisp and very drinkable. It is smooth and I think it's a good thing that this beer drinks so easily compared to other pale ales I have tried. The excellent feel of this beer makes up for what I was missing in the flavor department. If I was going to drink a six pack or more, I would pick this beer over other pale ales that taste a little better simply because this beer has excellent drinkability.
Overall: A very good beer that accomplishes what it was brewed for (a private label beer for Harris Teeter stores to provide a more affordable microbrew than others they sell) and can stand on its own as a quality beer.
09-03-2011 22:47:47 | More by pBRale
3.7/5 rDev +18.6%
never liked the 'hoppy' brews or the IPAs but figured there must be something to them for as popular as they seem to be. so i decided i would give it another (fair) shot and talked to the girl at Total Wine who recommended this as a 'starter' (or a break in) as opposed to something from Stone.
A: love the orange color, the graduated levels of white around the sides from each drink.
S: what smell? there is none.
T: can taste the hops, a little malt (i think), soft bitterness compared to the others- she was right- it would be a 'starter'.
M: decent, some good carbonation to give it a 'healthy' feel but not too much.
O: great taste for me but still not my preference. decision from here is Do i try another one or go back to the belgiums??
08-10-2012 22:39:24 | More by pkalix
3.68/5 rDev +17.9%
I enjoyed this beer, its not as hoppy as I expected but its very nice for the price.. I reviewed this one on youtube if you would like to see what the beer looks like watch?v=48Bmxc9LCJ0
Its very malty and rich but has an odd fruit back, like apple or pear sweetness.. ABC had these on sale and they were almost free ;o) For the price, its really good.
All the best,
03-26-2012 01:01:24 | More by mixcat
3.68/5 rDev +17.9%
Appearance: Dark Amber/Brown Color, 1 - 1.5 finger head with some lacing
Smell: Carmelly, hoppy, scent
Taste: A bitterness on the front of the tongue, moving to citrus and floral tones.
Mouthfeel: A little watery, but still quite smooth.
Overall: A nice hoppy beer that pairs very well with pizza.
05-22-2013 23:36:24 | More by Lazy_Genius
3.63/5 rDev +16.3%
Pours a nice light brown color; much darker than I expected. The white head doesn't have much lacing, however.
Has a pleasant marriage of malt and hops that are surprisingly balanced. Bitterness is pretty mild, and the beer is highly drinkable.
Overall, a pretty decent beer coming from a brand name and brewer I've never heard of.
01-21-2012 06:33:28 | More by JacStance
3.53/5 rDev +13.1%
Pours a light clear amber with very little head. Smells of rich malts but little else. Taste is very mild malt character with a pretty decent hop bitter finish. Mildly carbonated, light bodied and crisp.
Surprisingly, decent for a Harris Teeter house brand. There are definitely better Pale Ales out there, but this was good to try once.
07-22-2011 17:44:25 | More by tdm168
3.53/5 rDev +13.1%
Poured from a bottle into .5 liter mug
A-pours a clear amber red. small head with nice lacing
S-smells like slight hoppy pine mixed with carmaly malts
T-tastes slightly hoppy. very malty. sort of sweet. like a hoppy juice. mostly apple
MF-medium. not very thick but not watery like bmc.
O-pretty good. not as impressive as the amber. basically tastes like they added more hops to the amber. still pretty good though for a good price.
01-22-2012 03:23:52 | More by Swim424
3.48/5 rDev +11.5%
I saw this at the store and decided to try it.
Appearance- coppery color, very thin head, pretty good lacing
Smell- malt, citrus
Taste- malt, citrus
Mouthfeel- medium bodied
Drinkability- pretty good, I might have it again. Maybe if it was on sale or something.
07-16-2012 20:09:19 | More by jeffjeff1
3.43/5 rDev +9.9%
My wife picked this up today at the local Harris Teeter,not bad and cheap.Poured into a nonic a clear medium golden with a nicely formed creamy white head that lasted for the duration of the glass.Crystal malt notes in the nose and some iron/metallic,not a whole lot going on.Crystal malt biscuit malt flavors mixed with an herbal lightly citric hop profile,this is an English style pale no doubt.Not half bad,if you like EPA's you would really be into this.
12-17-2011 23:00:10 | More by oberon
3.43/5 rDev +9.9%
Picked up a bottle of Barrel Trolley's Pale Ale off the singles shelf at the nearby Binnys. The beer pours a pale yellow with thin white head that is leaving a nice lace. The scent is bolstered by subtle fresh hops. The taste is a nice balance between the malts and hops. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with decent carbonation. Overall it's decent...reminds more of a blonde ale than pale ale. Would be fine as a session ale.
01-03-2013 01:26:12 | More by WoodBrew
3.4/5 rDev +9%
This beer poured out as a hazy copper color with a thin white head on top. The retention is thin and a very light lacing. There is a good amount of floating flakes in this beer also. The smell is malty, very subtle hop aroma if any at all. The taste is moderately balanced with malt and hops. The mouthfeel of the beer is light bodied with a subtle crisp finish. Overall it's a decent brew, nothing too special though.
01-03-2013 03:09:01 | More by Knapp85
Barrel Trolley Pale Ale from World Brews
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