Barrel Trolley Belgian White - World Brews
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3.63/5 rDev +19%
Barrel Trolley Belgian White
12 oz. brown bottle, coded "2263 18:00 2E"
Appearance: Cloudy deep yellow-gold body. Creamy off-white head. Better than average head retention and lacing.
Smell: Soft coriander, sweetish wheat malt intertwined with notes of orange. Pleasant. Welcoming.
Taste: Malty sweet upfront with a distinct wheat character. Coriander and orange follow, and then linger into the finish. What's lacking is any distinct yeast character, and a touch of tartness, but it still gets by on its own. Moderate bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Moderate bitterness. Neither really meet the style guidelines, and it loses character without a crisper carbonic bite.
Overall: Not a bad beer at all, but not a very good example of a Belgian-style witbier. The flavor profile hits most of the right notes but it's full bodied, and full flavored... much more American in character. Still, there are no defects, and it's easy to drink.
07-04-2014 01:20:31 | More by NeroFiddled
3.64/5 rDev +19.3%
A: straw blond,very hazy which is fine for style.Snow white1 finger head with some fish eyes ---some lace,
S: Pleasant earthy undertones with big citrus
T:Not sure what appealed to me--acidic maybe, but not enough complexity to keep my interest.
M: Kind of tangy.
O: I like wheat beers a lot--this one may not be the one for me. By contrast I tried aommegang witte at the same time. It shraed elements but semmed somuch better integrated and refreshing.
04-07-2014 03:44:48 | More by NewMexicoBeerLover
3.41/5 rDev +11.8%
It took awhile, but I am going to break into the world of Barrel Trolley. From a twist-off 12 ounce bottle, on to the beer:
An inch of soapy head sits top the washed out orange body. Good lacing is provided around. The aroma sits a touch above mediocre, thanks to a kiss of coriander and vague sweetness. With the taste, the coriander is more pronounced. Solid orange peel note to compliment, and the oats are there to add an extra layer. In fact, the taste is not bad at all. It's a light, soft carbonated beer, which is a wee too soft for the circumstances. A little more pop I think would enhance the beer. It's a solid witbier along the lines of Blue Moon, which is not intended to be an insult as some would see it as.
01-16-2014 17:59:26 | More by DoubleJ
2.6/5 rDev -14.8%
Pours a murky orange with a foamy bone head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, wheat, subdued spice, and perfume-like aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus cleaning product flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty poor beer that is somewhat drinkable but there is definitely an artificial quality in the aromas and flavors.
06-12-2013 02:08:28 | More by UCLABrewN84
2.76/5 rDev -9.5%
Barrel Trolley is a very interesting line. They have a pretty decent range - IPA, pale, amber, brown and this witbier as commonly available. They are inexpensive, making them good session choices if one of the above styles is your thing.
Straw gold and minor league cloudy in appearance with or without head, depending on the pour. Note: you don't drink the appearance.
It has weak traces of the smells we associate with witbiers, particularly Belgian witbiers. That is to say orange and coriander.
The taste is similar to the smell (don't get me started on esters and thiols), but again weak. It's all there as a session beer if you like Belgian wit. Similarly, try the brown as a session if you like browns. Try the pale if you like pales.
These beers all offer a nice, sessionable option for the styles in question. None of them pop, which makes me suspect a very large, international beer-axis-of-evil company is behind them.
World Brews is listed as a California brewer on this website. My bottle reads Rochester, NY. I've never seen a contract brew printed like that - indistinct from the home brewer. Usually it's more of a "brewed under license by..." or something. Additionally, I could find no web news about this beer. The website is a single page, literally. No news about whether a mega brew is behind it or not. It's distribution is too wide to be going solo. My opinion. Things that make you go hmmmm.
05-25-2013 00:41:36 | More by wrightst
Barrel Trolley Belgian White from World Brews
73 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.