Barrel Trolley Pale Ale - World Brews
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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
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
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
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
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
3.43/5 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
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
2.3/5 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
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
3.33/5 rDev +6.7%
Bottle label states "brewed by World Brews, Rochester NY" - so unsure whether the Californian version would be different. Not a bad beer and reasonably true to style, but not one of which I'll rush out to buy more.
Pours a light amber with little head, no lacing and limited carbonation. Slicker mouthfeel than style, ABV or hoppiness warrants. The mild and malt-forward aroma has a staleness that may be the result of age, but as the bottle was purchased this afternoon from a reputable store and there's no date indication on the bottle - and it's missing the faded hop bloodiness of an older, well hopped beer - I'm assuming this is fresh. Flavour is also mild, caramelized malted sweetness followed by a simple bitterness of a hop that I can't name. No "west coast" elements, which although traditional for the style, won't make it my favourite.
Would consider this a decent transition beer to bring macro red drinkers one step closer to the craft world...
12-27-2012 22:27:49 | More by hopsolutely
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
Barrel Trolley Pale Ale from World Brews
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