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Red Trolley Ale - Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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Red Trolley AleRed Trolley Ale

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BA SCORE
80
good

342 Ratings
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Ratings: 342
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.06%
Wants: 12
Gots: 25 | 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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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

06-07-2014 22:16:55 | More by ssgunbond
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Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +13.6%

06-05-2014 03:48:48 | More by dbarny76
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California

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

06-03-2014 23:30:03 | More by SoleBriety
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dcmchew

Romania

3.7/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear amber, small head, that goes quickly to a nice lacing.
Smell of caramel, apple pie, bit of toffee, not bad.
Taste starts with big tasty carameland some toffee, mixed malt mash (a bit biscuity) and a mild nuttiness. Fruitiness also, with a bit of red apple and pear acidity, and a touch of dried figs and raisin. Some woody spices, pinch of vanilla, pinch of butterscotch. Hop presence in the finish, a tiny bit "green", not on the same level with the rest of the brew, but faint enough not to disturb.
Medium body, a bit buttery, medium carbonation. Not as creamy as the usual red ales of Albion, but ok.
More than decent, enjoyable, packs almost enough flavor, but lacks any interesting characteristics.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2014 16:28:02 | More by dcmchew
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KevMo84

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

05-31-2014 17:29:29 | More by KevMo84
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California

2.5/5  rDev -29%

05-29-2014 19:25:44 | More by Birmz
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tastymug

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

05-24-2014 00:20:22 | More by tastymug
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China

4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

05-17-2014 09:46:23 | More by Troublebar
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MEO89

California

4/5  rDev +13.6%

05-16-2014 21:16:22 | More by MEO89
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.66/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a finger of head on a clear dark colored body.
The aroma is rich with caramel malt notes. Pretty good.
The taste is toffee sweetness with a touch of bitterness to balance it out.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
It's a nice and malty ale.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2014 06:12:19 | More by Fatehunter
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California

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

05-08-2014 00:18:33 | More by Pennywise999
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California

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

04-27-2014 17:44:48 | More by terpinsd
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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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South Carolina

3/5  rDev -14.8%

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California

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Connecticut

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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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T100Mark

California

3.79/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A 12 ounce bottle poured into a shaker pint glass.

Appearance - Nice copper color. Amazing clarity. Big tan hear that fades quickly. Minimal stickage. A fine looking brew.

Smell - Faint malt nose. Sweet. Slight hint of burnt toast. Not overwhelming.

Taste - Malty. Sweet. Slight hint of burnt toast. Walnuts? The hops are almost nonexistent.

Mouth - Syrupy.

Overall - A malty, sweet, smooth amber ale with just a touch of nuttiness. Simple and honest. I appreciate the fact that this beer is a a true amber ale (so many California amber ales are loaded with hops). Your Coors Light chugging buddies might be able to appreciate this beer.

Serving type: bottle

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Pennsylvania

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Arizona

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03-21-2014 21:22:04 | More by Bobhoya
Red Trolley Ale from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 342 ratings.