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Barrel Trolley Amber Ale - World Brews

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Barrel Trolley Amber AleBarrel Trolley Amber Ale

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BA SCORE
76
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44 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.21
pDev: 20.25%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
World Brews visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Portertime on 02-21-2012)
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Reviews by TMoney2591:
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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.98/5  rDev -7.2%

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

The last of the never-vaunted Barrel Trolley series, and something tells me Binny's is as thrilled to see it leave its store as I am to try it out. It pours a clear amber (how thoroughly appropriate) topped by a short finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises flaky biscuit, very light flowers, and a kiss of butter. The taste brings in more of the same, but with a bit of orange zest, helping to bring some semblance of balance to the proceedings. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying-ish finish. Overall, a mediocre amber. 'Nuff said, really.

04-17-2013 03:29:19 | More by TMoney2591
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.55/5  rDev +10.6%

12 oz bottle of "ale with honey" served in a snifter.

Appearance: clear and bright copper-amber color. Pours with 1 cm of white head but this quickly reduces despite a good bit of visible carbonation.

Smell: caramel with toasted malts.

Taste: toasted caramel malts dominate. Honey seems evident; in any case, this is a bit sweet. 3.75

M: medium body; medium+ carbonation that is well chosen; slightly dry and very smooth.

O: A pleasant, relatively malty amber with a nice finish. Attractively inexpensive.

06-29-2012 01:03:34 | More by chinchill
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mrosenfeld32

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

12-02-2012 21:58:57 | More by mrosenfeld32
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.15/5  rDev -1.9%

12oz bottle. Since my assertions of repetition amongst the World Brews recently made available under multiple labels in Alberta have gone wholly unheard (or at least, not once responded to) by the retail store, the local rep, the World Brews contractor, and Genesee themselves, I am just going to straight up assume this is the exact same beer as any number of their other 'American Amber Ale' offerings.

This beer pours a clear, medium golden amber colour, with two fingers of foamy, mildly bubbly dirty white head, which leaves a few thin streaks of bridge-like lace around the glass as it quickly bleeds into the ether.

It smells of musty caramel malt, semi-sweet orchard fruit, a bit of overripe black berries, and some mildly funky earthy, leafy hops. The taste is grainy caramel malt, a touch of sour breadiness, bland earthy fruitiness - peaches and apples, mostly - and dead-eyed (anthropomorphized, apparently) leafy hops.

The carbonation is quite neutered, and barely noticeable, the body a so-so medium weight, and too pithy and cloying to be deemed all that smooth. It finishes on the sweet side, the grainy caramel malt still buoyed by a stale fruitiness, as the hops seem to be truly absent by this point, replaced by a small, finally evolved plastic twinge.

I'm not getting that unpleasant from the get-go impression that its colleagues seem to engender, so colour me surprised, I suppose, but its overall essence still gives me the minor willies, only if there's really nothing else on offer to make me change my mind.

02-05-2013 03:44:56 | More by biboergosum
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tdm168

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -6.5%

08-06-2014 10:15:33 | More by tdm168
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mikalveli


4.25/5  rDev +32.4%

04-11-2012 19:26:51 | More by mikalveli
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GRG1313

California

1.25/5  rDev -61.1%

08-24-2012 05:06:06 | More by GRG1313
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CUbeerfan

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

07-05-2014 03:00:50 | More by CUbeerfan
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tjsmith910

Florida

3.05/5  rDev -5%

Medium-bodied with a complex malt flavor, this Amber Ale exhibits a subdued malt character elevated by a subtle citrus aroma.
Alcohol by Volume: 4.5%

Prev. text was from web site.

color is a orange with half finger head. small amount of lacing. has a tad citrus taste but a nice malt feel to it. does seem a bit heavy. a tad warming finish but al in all a fairly good all purpose beer.

06-22-2012 00:10:13 | More by tjsmith910
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jjd315

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

03-30-2013 13:24:39 | More by jjd315
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JoeSzymanski


3.16/5  rDev -1.6%

08-14-2014 00:02:38 | More by JoeSzymanski
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Sebas

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-19-2014 00:57:33 | More by Sebas
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -29.9%

08-06-2013 20:57:03 | More by mpalestino
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Scorazza


3.93/5  rDev +22.4%

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: clear, dark-ish orange-amber color. ~1 cm head which dies down quickly. Extremely minimal lacing.

Nose: Malty with distinctive honey notes in the mix.

Taste: Sweet malty flavor with, yet again, a very prominent honey flavor to it. I like it!!

Mouth: Light carbonation doesn't disrupt the flavor at all. Dry finish. Very easy to drink.

Overall: I like this one!! A tame, relaxed beer which is easy to drink and went well with my sweet pork ribs.

08-07-2012 01:57:32 | More by Scorazza
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JG-90

New Jersey

2.76/5  rDev -14%

Barrel Trolley Amber Ale pours a clear, light-amber, golden color with a large off-white head. Head has okay retention and leaves moderate/low lacing. Smells of musty grain and malt, with just a hint of fruit and hops.

Taste starts with stale bread, grain, and malt, moves on to a strange metallic-ness, with a fruity sweetish, slightly bitter, more rounded finish. Greatly hurt by the metallic note here, without that it would have an okay/good taste, but is kinda ruined by the cloying metallic bite. Mouthfeel is lighter than average with average carbonation for an Amber Ale.

01-05-2014 21:51:56 | More by JG-90
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Oester16


3.5/5  rDev +9%

12-22-2012 15:26:26 | More by Oester16
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mcloud2

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +9%

01-13-2013 04:08:50 | More by mcloud2
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CalbeDacks

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

08-25-2012 21:28:27 | More by CalbeDacks
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bluckbeyes

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev +9%

07-26-2012 22:47:06 | More by bluckbeyes
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AleWatcher

Illinois

2.53/5  rDev -21.2%

Botttle ino dimpled mug. (what is it about the dimpled mug that appeals to me so much lately?!)

Very clear orangey amber body. Weak head, low retention, and virtually no lacing.

Smells like grainy malts with a big honey sweetness--- like reminding me of honey flavored cough syrup. The flavor has virtually no noticeable hop presence, and no bitterness. Very sweet finish.

The body feels rather syrupy.

Overall-- this is a very unimpressive amber. People tend to be overly generous in their ratings on this site... While there is nothing offensive in this beer, it is certainly in the lower echelon of amber ales. Perhaps just slightly below average.

10-18-2012 02:23:32 | More by AleWatcher
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Smithperson

Florida

3/5  rDev -6.5%

10-13-2013 23:13:18 | More by Smithperson
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KevMo84

California

3/5  rDev -6.5%

06-09-2014 02:46:53 | More by KevMo84
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Portertime

Florida

4.2/5  rDev +30.8%

Barrel Trolley can be found as a "direct to you " beer at ABC Fine Wine and Spirits in Florida.

Appearance: striking bright orange color with a fluffy head and quick fizziness.

Smell: nice melting caramel with piney hops in the background.

Taste: well balanced with brown bread, burnt caramel malts, pine resin hops and wicked smoothness.

A nice, well rounded amber and very drinkable.

02-21-2012 03:25:31 | More by Portertime
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ruckus232

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

11-02-2012 23:58:40 | More by ruckus232
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AWB3

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +9%

01-17-2014 16:04:31 | More by AWB3
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Barrel Trolley Amber Ale from World Brews
76 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.