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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

423 Ratings
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Ratings: 423
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 14.45%
Wants: 17
Gots: 64 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-16-2003

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Photo of Decko
3.87/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice deep copper clear colour in the glass. Head disappeared pretty quickly and then no lacing. Good carbonation and slightly sweet and caramel like in the mouth. Very drinkable with a palatable level of sweetness and I found a slight drying finish like iced tea. No strong flavours but I found this to be a good ale that went down very easily and left me wanting another one straight away. I'd buy this one again but will probably buy a couple of other red ales to do a comparison.

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3.76/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dynobolt
3.69/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 1 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HopfenUndMalz2015
3.81/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Good solid Irish Red Ale. Nothing in this beer is going to blow your mind, but, sometimes a nice carmel and malty Red Ale is perfect with dinner at the brewery.

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3.45/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.56/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.04/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.11/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.52/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

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3.54/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.59/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stevedore
3.08/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle. Dated 1774. Too lazy to do the Julian conversion right now. But clearly halfway through the year. Poured into a stemless glass 12/15/14.

A- Dark, slightly hazy, caramel-red body, half finger white head that retains decently well. No lacing. Thin collar persists throughout.

S- This beer is very malty, but in a decent way. Straight up toffee and tapioca, kind of like a hoppy tootsie roll. A bit of earth and floral hop notes. Really not my thing, but certainly there are no off-flavours here.

F- Lots of toffee and tapioca, more of the tapioca here. Mild earthy bitterness on the finish. Not complex or interesting, but again, nothing that is "bad" about it.

M- Medium bodied, crisp and leaves a earthy sting to the palate on the finish. Decent beer, drinkable.

O- Nothing special about this beer; it's constructed well enough but it tastes quite malty and to be honest, it's quite boring.

Final score: 3.08

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.8/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.4/5  rDev -3.7%

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3.2/5  rDev -9.3%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

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4.2/5  rDev +19%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.44/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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Red Trolley Ale from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 423 ratings.