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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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41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.22
pDev: 20.81%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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CUbeerfan

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

07-05-2014 03:00:50 | More by CUbeerfan
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KevMo84

California

3/5  rDev -6.8%

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

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

04-08-2014 00:22:39 | More by rpenterics
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clayrock81

Virginia

3.41/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured a amber body with two finger head that dies quick with no lace and the aroma is slightly bready and caramel malt but mostly a artificial sweet (I guess this is the honey) edge. It goes down easy and smooth, I'll say that. Other than that there is really nothing here except minimal bitter hops, a mediocre malt presence that is somewhat breadlike and a bit of sweetness. Had one and that was enough...good enough for mainstream consumption.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 15:34:42 | More by clayrock81
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MacStinson

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -22.4%

03-28-2014 19:11:26 | More by MacStinson
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sneezye

Oklahoma

2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

02-07-2014 23:50:13 | More by sneezye
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AWB3

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

01-17-2014 16:04:31 | More by AWB3
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JG-90

New Jersey

2.76/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

California

1.5/5  rDev -53.4%

01-05-2014 00:13:15 | More by logicerror
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tard24

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

12-29-2013 18:09:47 | More by tard24
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walkinginplace

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

12-27-2013 03:56:26 | More by walkinginplace
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Pog-Mo-Thoin

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

12-26-2013 05:03:35 | More by Pog-Mo-Thoin
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Smithperson

Florida

3/5  rDev -6.8%

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

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -30.1%

08-06-2013 20:57:03 | More by mpalestino
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UCLABrewN84

California

2.64/5  rDev -18%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear honey orange with a foamy beige head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and biscuit aromas. Taste is much the same with malt and apple cider flavors on the finish. There is a very 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 a pretty poor beer that has a fairly decent smell but the apple cider like flavor I am getting is weird.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2013 02:22:14 | More by UCLABrewN84
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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.98/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Nevada

3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

04-12-2013 07:18:48 | More by AlkaholTester
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MichaelProcton

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

04-04-2013 09:38:29 | More by MichaelProcton
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jjd315

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -22.4%

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

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +39.8%

03-28-2013 21:16:51 | More by wrightst
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.15/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2013 03:44:56 | More by biboergosum
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blmar311

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

01-14-2013 04:11:00 | More by blmar311
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mcloud2

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

01-13-2013 04:08:50 | More by mcloud2
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

2.85/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer poured out as a clear orange color with a white soapy head on top. The retention was minimal and the lacing was lightly scattered on the glass. The smell of the beer was of sweet grains, some caramel and honey. The taste of the beer was light with the honey notes coming on pretty strong in the forefront. The mouthfeel was a bit on the watered down side which was disappointing. There wasn't much in the way of any complexity at all. Overall this beer was sessionable but not something I would personally choose. It's a bit too one dimensional to me and not enough balance.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2012 03:42:31 | More by Knapp85
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Oester16


3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

12-22-2012 15:26:26 | More by Oester16
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Barrel Trolley Amber Ale from World Brews
76 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.