Barrel Trolley Pale Ale - World Brews
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1.78/5 rDev -42.9%
First impression: must be spoiled.
Tried another six pack a few months later.
Just plain bad but not as bad as their amber.
I guess that explains the $5.99 price. Duh.
Not hoppy. No citrus, floral, fruit taste.
Aftertaste not acceptable. Hard to review because it is not at all good.
06-23-2012 22:14:22 | More by Abytehead
1.83/5 rDev -41.3%
Bottle into nonic pint.
Thin, kinda watery, and somewhat overcarbonated.
Very clear pale golden color. Weak head, poor retention, and no lacing.
Smells and tastes lightly malty, a bit of sweetness, and a chalky feel on the finish. Very mild bitterness-- like the hops were a skipped step in the recipe. Some very light floral and citrus notes can be found.
Overall-- a very VERY unimpressive pale ale. I'm not looking forward to the ipa! This seems like an attempt from a BMC company at creating a "craft label."
10-26-2012 01:27:51 | More by AleWatcher
2.3/5 rDev -26.3%
Standard 12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Shows a lightly hazed deep golden with perhaps a hint of copper. Light cap of white foam shows typical and average retention.
Aroma is muddled with some caramel and old hops. Indistinct from all fronts and warming doesn't help a lot if at all. Reminds me of the house beers at BevMo and might well be the same. Likely has some stressed yeast issues/underpitching.
Taste follows with a smooth and lightly carbonated delivery, touch of caramel malt and a very light hop delivery. Touch too malty yet without a balancing hop characer. Obvious house beer quality and previously seen at Ralph's/Kroger if I recall correctly. Brightens a bit on the feel with some spritzy, at times, carbonation. Lackluster finish. Boring and a bit harsh overall.
03-02-2014 03:52:23 | More by HalfFull
2.35/5 rDev -24.7%
Three types of hops combine in this Pale Ale for a complex citrus hop aroma with deep flavor and a long crisp finish
Alcohol by Volume: 5.3%
88 Points - Wine Enthusiast, April 2012
Silver Medal "Highly Recommended - World Beer Championship, 2012
86 Points Draft Magazine, June 2012
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color was almost like an orange peel with a hint of yellow. 2 finger white head. wife thought it was a rolling rock. smooth after taste and light feel to the beer. not to bad over all but not as good in my opinion as the web site promotes.
06-22-2012 01:33:35 | More by tjsmith910
2.74/5 rDev -12.2%
Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.
Wow, judging by the sales-floor visibility and the talk, I'd say the Binny's foray into a "house label" (one that was already available in other chains in other states...) hasn't been much of a success. Oh well... This stuff pours a clear brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises dry biscuit, old greens, and brown grass that's finally free to drink in the sunlight after suffering for months beneath a few inches of snow, but is too weak to do so right away. The hop presence is minimal at best and meek when it's there. The taste brings in more of the same, though that biscuit is now thoroughly buttered, and the greens are a touch brighter, having not spent as much time untouched in the fridge. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a lightly watery feel. Overall, a sad little pale ale, proof positive of why this brand seems to have died a quiet, unmourned death around here.
04-03-2013 18:45:59 | More by TMoney2591
2.75/5 rDev -11.9%
12oz bottle, a single from one outlet of the local liquor store monopoly. This one is from Rochester, NY, yet still brewed by World Brews.
This beer pours a hazy medium golden straw colour, with two fingers of puffy, foamy dirty white head, which leaves a decent array of coral reef lace around the glass as it duly recedes.
It smells of semi-sweet generic citrus fruit, an underlying musty yeastiness, faint grainy malt, and a further herbal medicinal hop character. I wonder which of the '3' different hops that is? The taste is thin, stale bready malt, more yeasty, musty citrus fruit pith, and a weird herbal, weedy hoppiness, which is damned near devoid of bitterness.
The carbonation is quite laid back, no sass there, and no surprise, the body a lulling medium weight, and whose clamminess is starting to seem like the calling card of this whole affair - so smooth, yes, but with the standing caveat. It finishes off-dry, the neutered malt and still prominent yeasty, herbal, bland fruitiness having their way.
Everything seems rather disjointed, unbalanced, and jerky, not to mention just plain boring. A beer designed by committee, this is. No inspiration, no chances taken, and no fun. And certainly a hell of lot more than 6.99 a sixer in my neck of the woods.
10-25-2012 03:02:08 | More by biboergosum
2.8/5 rDev -10.3%
12oz. Everything about this sounds right except this says world brews Rochester NY. Same amber, white and pale offerings so I'm assuming they are the same.
Dark gold pour, solid finger of white head that lasts.
Aroma, herbal hops, some malt background. Fainter pine.
Taste, tea and light caramel. Mostly herbal and citrus hops, though they are fairly subdued. No telling how fresh this is though, guessing not very.
Lighter bodied, good carbonation, drinks quite easy.
Pretty good for a warm night, but a tad thin and a tad watery.
Meh, all right for the price of $6.99. Needs more "ingredients".
06-20-2012 02:35:16 | More by Bung
2.96/5 rDev -5.1%
Pours a hazy honey orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt and citrusy perfume-like aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer that is drinkable but the smell is a bit too artificial in my opinion.
06-12-2013 02:48:27 | More by UCLABrewN84
Barrel Trolley Pale Ale from World Brews
74 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.