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Red Trolley Ale - Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

374 Ratings
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Ratings: 374
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.06%
Wants: 13
Gots: 44 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Karl Strauss Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-16-2003)
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

BWH999, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of jj139
3.61/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Very nice rusty/amber color with an off white, one finger head. Medium lacing

S - Very appealing nose of toasty malt, caramel, and hints of dried fruit.

T - Malt and caramel dominate with a hint of sweetness.

M - Medium body with a nice malty, smooth finish.

O - While I do love my IPAs I found this to be a nice change of pace brew. Very easy to drink.

jj139, Dec 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

LXIXME, Dec 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

aaronoaks, Dec 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

BillRoth, Dec 16, 2013
Photo of Curtis
3.11/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured a beautiful clear reddish copper. Ungortunately, no head to speak of. No lacing, none, zilch. Aroma is malty, no hops. Mouthfeel is ok. Taste is seeet, malty, no hops, not bitter in the least. Little aftertaste. The whole thing is kind of bland. Other than the great color, this beer has little going for it.

Curtis, Dec 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

speedvagen, Dec 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Madskill, Dec 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

trytoketchup, Dec 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

rorjets, Dec 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Boone757, Dec 05, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -29%

hnandez, Dec 04, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

s4s, Dec 04, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

freshflesh, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of MadCat
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes.

Appearance: Beautiful amber red color, very clear, good white head

Smell: Caramel and fruit on the nose

Taste: Caramel, fruit, biscuity malts Good flavor for the style

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body, good carbonation

Overall: A good example of the style, and good mainstay at Karl Strauss, but not the most exciting beer. Still, no complaints

MadCat, Nov 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

jklecko2, Nov 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Booner818, Nov 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

chadski, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of BMMillsy
3.95/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bad a bottle at our hotel in San Diego. Pours a bright deep red, clear, with very small white head. Aroma of cherries, caramel, sweet sugars, plums, some other fruits. Flavor follows with big sweet cherries and fruits, sweet sweet caramel. Body is medium, with low medium carbonation, and extremely smooth going down. Nice sweet finish lingers on the palate. Thought this was a really good beer and went down incredibly easy. On the sweet side for the style but very pleasant.

BMMillsy, Nov 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

BigBry, Oct 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

kushlash23, Oct 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

bcerv-ca, Oct 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Joshpu, Sep 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

iL0VEbeer, Sep 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

grissom51, Sep 25, 2013
Red Trolley Ale from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 374 ratings.