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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

368 Ratings
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Ratings: 368
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.06%
Wants: 13
Gots: 42 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

mkrass, Jun 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

Gingerfart, Jun 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

Zzigg92, Jun 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

sjmad23, Jun 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

kerry4porters, Jun 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

ssgunbond, Jun 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

dbarny76, Jun 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

SoleBriety, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of dcmchew
3.7/5  rDev +5.1%

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.

dcmchew, Jun 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

KevMo84, May 31, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -29%

Birmz, May 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

tastymug, May 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

Troublebar, May 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

MEO89, May 16, 2014
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3.66/5  rDev +4%

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.

Fatehunter, May 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Pennywise999, May 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

terpinsd, Apr 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

jheezee, Apr 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Hopfenpeter, Apr 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

BigDaddyJohn, Apr 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

carlitosbronson1, Apr 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Will_F, Apr 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

DudMan, Mar 31, 2014
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3.79/5  rDev +7.7%

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.

T100Mark, Mar 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

PhillyNole, Mar 30, 2014
Red Trolley Ale from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 368 ratings.