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Barrel Trolley Belgian White - World Brews

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73
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50 Ratings
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.08
pDev: 20.78%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pBRale on 09-06-2011)
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Reviews by biboergosum:
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

12oz bottle. As this appears to be another duplicate offering, one of many exposed to the Alberta drinking public by the not-so-good folks of the Liquor Depot chain of stores and their associated import business, why on earth should I buy one of each 'brand'? Especially if my inquiries as to such have fallen on deaf ears, all of the way up the corporate, and all the way down the brewing chain?

This beer pours a hazy medium golden straw colour, with three fingers of puffy, silken foamy ecru head, which leaves some low-lying coral reef lace around the glass as it steadily recedes.

It smells of wheaty, somewhat acrid pale malt, muddled coriander, overripe lemons, neutered yeast, and a bit of herbal, weedy hops. The taste is softly sweet bready malt, with a touch of doughy pastry character, tame breakfast cereal wheatiness, ethereal savoury spice, a stale orange fruitiness, and more sedate herbal, earthy hops.

The carbonation is quite laid-back, and hardly noticeable, the body medium-light in weight, and actually pretty smooth. It finishes mostly off-dry, the wheaty, sugary, and fruity malt holding on the tightest, as the fruit and hops melt away into the approaching night.

A beginner's witbier, and agreeably wrought at that rate, with very little to none of the, well, not quite skank, but rather cheapness of its familial ilk. Too bad it's 5 bucks a sixer more expensive than Hoegaarden around here, which leads to the obvious question - why bother?

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2013 04:22:09 | More by biboergosum
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2014 01:20:31 | More by NeroFiddled
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Latarnik

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

05-30-2014 19:45:37 | More by Latarnik
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Smarty_Pints

California

3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

05-05-2014 01:58:45 | More by Smarty_Pints
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JamieLynn81

Mississippi

3/5  rDev -2.6%

04-21-2014 22:52:04 | More by JamieLynn81
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wc94wc

California

2.25/5  rDev -26.9%

04-13-2014 05:02:33 | More by wc94wc
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NewMexicoBeerLover

New Mexico

3.64/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2014 03:44:48 | More by NewMexicoBeerLover
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moochmonster

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

03-27-2014 01:35:03 | More by moochmonster
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tdm168

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

01-30-2014 00:14:31 | More by tdm168
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SoCaliC8

California

3/5  rDev -2.6%

01-17-2014 11:35:29 | More by SoCaliC8
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DoubleJ

California

3.41/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2014 17:59:26 | More by DoubleJ
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Knobpolisher

California

2/5  rDev -35.1%

01-04-2014 05:13:45 | More by Knobpolisher
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StaindProject86

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +29.9%

12-28-2013 00:38:29 | More by StaindProject86
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JJStout83

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

10-19-2013 20:24:00 | More by JJStout83
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FilumDee

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

10-13-2013 00:52:32 | More by FilumDee
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GraduatedCashew

California

3/5  rDev -2.6%

08-29-2013 19:19:35 | More by GraduatedCashew
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SFC21

Florida

3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

08-12-2013 22:21:33 | More by SFC21
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flux702

Nevada

4/5  rDev +29.9%

06-26-2013 08:23:13 | More by flux702
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UCLABrewN84

California

2.6/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2013 02:08:28 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Rihup

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +46.1%

06-02-2013 02:25:00 | More by Rihup
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jbierling

Michigan

2/5  rDev -35.1%

05-27-2013 19:13:07 | More by jbierling
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bespin15

Washington

2/5  rDev -35.1%

05-27-2013 02:56:07 | More by bespin15
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wrightst

Maryland

2.76/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2013 00:41:36 | More by wrightst
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quadhog

New Mexico

3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

05-18-2013 15:36:36 | More by quadhog
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imperialking

Illinois

3/5  rDev -2.6%

05-10-2013 16:34:26 | More by imperialking
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Barrel Trolley Belgian White from World Brews
73 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.