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Barrel Trolley Nut Brown Ale - World Brews

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Barrel Trolley Nut Brown AleBarrel Trolley Nut Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
77
okay

50 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 14.8%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 10-17-2012)
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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.8/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a Walter Payton shaker pint glass.

"Now you're on the trolley...the Barrel Trolley!" Taglines write themselves... This stuff pours a clear sunset topaz-amber topped by a finger of off-cream foam. The nose comprises hazelnut, light booze, caramel, and some strangely menthol-y hops. The taste brings in more of the same, with the hazelnut coming through as artificial and some nice rubbery plastic entering the scene as well. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a kinda limp brown ale, one that's not necessarily offensive, but one I don't see myself ever drinking again on purpose.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2012 14:55:18 | More by TMoney2591
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imperialking

Illinois

3/5  rDev -9.4%

05-10-2013 16:35:24 | More by imperialking
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

01-29-2014 22:59:42 | More by tdm168
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from an undated 12 oz bottle (out of Rochester NY) into a Unibroue goblet.
A: Dark reddish-brown color; clear; small and mostly short-lived tan head; good lacing.
Aroma: Sweet malts. quite sweet but otherwise rather faint. Hints of hazelnuts and toffee.
T: Not a lot of flavor. Malty and sweet, but an acceptable level of sweetness that is much lower than suggested by the nose. Decently nutty.
M: Moderate to high carbonation: body is a bit thin for the style. Mild harshness.
O: Rather average if light; improves substantially with warming.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2013 23:55:27 | More by chinchill
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. has a dark brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, a bit of hops. Taste is light hops, a bit of nuts,a touch of malts, easy drinking and refreshing. Feels light in the mouth and overall this is a decent beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2012 00:09:05 | More by tone77
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wrightst

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

03-28-2013 21:16:14 | More by wrightst
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cjgator3

Florida

3.8/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle

A- Pours a dark reddish brown color with a large light tan colored head with good retention and lacing.

S- The aroma is sweet malt, caramel, toffee and sweetened cocoa.

T- The taste like the aroma has a lot of malty sweetness up front with a dark bready finish.

M- The mouthfeel is between light and medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

O- Overall, this beer is pretty solid for what it is. It is an easy drinking brown ale that I could put back a few with ease.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 01:15:35 | More by cjgator3
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AleWatcher

Illinois

1.68/5  rDev -49.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Bottle into dimpled mug.

Reddish brown body. Small head faded quickly to a thin bubbly film providing only 30% coverage. No lacing.

Smells of big caramel malt. Little roast... Very rubbery/synthetic hazlenut flavor. Do I detect a hint of bandaid? The beer is overly sweet. Again no hops. This brewery is not a fan of using hops in their recipes.

The body is ok. Kinda light, but a little syrupy... At least is isn't crazy overcarbonated like the other beers I've had from these guys.

Overall-- meh. Again.
This is yet another beer that makes me feel as though I've been duped. I really feel as though this brewery is a front for BMC as an attempt to lure "craft drinkers" back.
Don't fall for it.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2012 19:04:54 | More by AleWatcher
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

06-20-2013 21:24:24 | More by bacher468
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khargro2

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -9.4%

01-01-2014 18:21:12 | More by khargro2
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bcsbeer

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

01-31-2013 05:01:22 | More by bcsbeer
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BigTrubble

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

10-05-2013 21:03:25 | More by BigTrubble
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

10-27-2013 22:26:13 | More by zekeman17
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JMS1512

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -9.4%

05-01-2014 11:48:03 | More by JMS1512
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OldhouseRecs

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -9.4%

10-18-2012 02:18:01 | More by OldhouseRecs
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benloho

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

05-19-2014 02:41:15 | More by benloho
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jucifer1818

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

03-08-2013 03:41:25 | More by jucifer1818
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ruckus232

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

10-26-2012 00:24:13 | More by ruckus232
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tjsmith910

Florida

3/5  rDev -9.4%

01-08-2013 21:48:20 | More by tjsmith910
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DuffDaddy

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

04-28-2014 16:13:38 | More by DuffDaddy
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Huffs

New York

3.84/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into Sam Adams glass and developed a great full tan head which lasted and laced well. Appearance was a clear dark / caramel amber with a sweet, malty aroma with hints of caramel. Taste was a full bodied and malty with nice caramel and toffee notes. Mouthfeel was full and creamy with a mild, lingering, caramel, toffee aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 00:16:18 | More by Huffs
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LooseMoose1978

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -9.4%

02-09-2013 22:44:56 | More by LooseMoose1978
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jadpsu

Georgia

3.33/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours brown with a red hue and tan head that is gone in a mini second to a thin, spotty lace skim.
Aroma: Major bread and roasty malts with notes of sweet molasses, raisins and nuts.

Taste: Sweet, syrupy with caramel and molasses and toffee.
Mouthfeell: Thin, most of the aromas seem watered down.

Decent beer, but as craft beers go this one is a bit short, and acts more like a better than average macro. Just not a solid craft brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2014 22:56:01 | More by jadpsu
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B967ierhunter177

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -9.4%

12-27-2013 22:01:43 | More by B967ierhunter177
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MichaelProcton

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

01-06-2014 03:46:43 | More by MichaelProcton
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Barrel Trolley Nut Brown Ale from World Brews
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