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Red Trolley Ale - Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
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362 Ratings
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Ratings: 362
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.34%
Wants: 13
Gots: 39 | 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%

04-16-2012 00:02:46 | More by SheboyganJake
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CSGardenhire

California

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

04-05-2012 09:28:52 | More by CSGardenhire
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edglodek

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

04-04-2012 16:43:15 | More by edglodek
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dmquinn

California

4/5  rDev +13.6%

03-26-2012 03:43:40 | More by dmquinn
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

03-16-2012 23:45:59 | More by jrohrbacher
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rsdaugherty

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

03-12-2012 04:54:28 | More by rsdaugherty
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bvermilion

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

03-08-2012 19:55:56 | More by bvermilion
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SocalKicks

California

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

03-07-2012 04:28:24 | More by SocalKicks
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javiernano

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

03-06-2012 01:34:18 | More by javiernano
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somnus

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

02-26-2012 19:38:25 | More by somnus
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hpthebull

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

02-18-2012 03:13:25 | More by hpthebull
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Scout11

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

02-07-2012 04:05:24 | More by Scout11
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codynevels

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

02-01-2012 05:42:32 | More by codynevels
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brockett

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

01-31-2012 21:15:11 | More by brockett
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jdougherty

California

3/5  rDev -14.8%

01-30-2012 07:22:44 | More by jdougherty
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StoicBeast

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

01-29-2012 09:47:44 | More by StoicBeast
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OleJohnnieAle

Minnesota

3.9/5  rDev +10.8%

Had on tap at Kansas City BBQ in San Diego

A: Nice rich amber red color, minimal head that left thin lacing behind.

S: Malts with a biscuit note, nice sweet caramel notes.

T: Nice malts up front with some sweetness coming through from the caramel and toffee.

M: Medium body, minimal carbonation. Well balanced.

O: Nice red, well balanced, nothing too special but a drinkable good showing of a irish red.

01-28-2012 00:55:42 | More by OleJohnnieAle
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likeemdark

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

01-27-2012 14:32:41 | More by likeemdark
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sd123

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

01-26-2012 20:24:20 | More by sd123
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Tagsg

California

3/5  rDev -14.8%

01-26-2012 01:47:49 | More by Tagsg
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TrojanWheels

California

4/5  rDev +13.6%

01-19-2012 17:49:28 | More by TrojanWheels
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Aiptasia

Florida

3.73/5  rDev +6%

This beer is getting panned a lot as a "meh" beer, but when I was at a convention last week at the SD convention center, it was a welcome alternative to BMC beers. I didn't pour it into glass, but it appeared to be clean inside of the bottle with a nice neck head. It smelled of citrus hops, biscuit malt and nuttiness. Similar taste, with a great malt nutty backbone and finished dry. Average carbonation and drinkability, makes a great summer beer when you're looking for just a little depth in your beer.

Overall, it's a solid beer. It's inexpensive and worth drinking.

01-19-2012 17:14:38 | More by Aiptasia
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ATADakaCHAD

California

5/5  rDev +42%

01-17-2012 21:49:39 | More by ATADakaCHAD
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hopfacebrew

Colorado

3/5  rDev -14.8%

Picked up a pint at the San Diego airport before flying home. Beer served in a standard pint glass. Pours a pale light clear red with a thin white head. Not much to report in aroma, very average hop and malt aroma. Similar taste: some caramel sweetness with some malty biscuity character, mild hoppiness. Overall, this beer was about as average as you can go. Glad to have tried it, would not drink it again.

01-16-2012 15:32:18 | More by hopfacebrew
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

3.3/5  rDev -6.3%

I sampled this brew on draft at kilt lifter bar near Petco Park.
Arrived in a 20 oz pint glass. The beer is a rich mahogany hue with some garnet highlights. No head whatsoever.
Aroma is all malt with caramel, toffee and some grainy malt. I don't get any hops and I find the nose to be just a bit too sweet.
First sip reveals an average body with gentle rolling carboantion. Texture is a bit sticky and leaves some residue on my lips.
Flavor is rich malt toffee and some grain again not really any hop profile.

The beer is very straightforward malty brew and easy to drink. Good when out with friends if you'll not really wanting to think too much about your beer. But could be more interesting with a little more hop balance.

01-14-2012 23:36:10 | More by sulldaddy
Red Trolley Ale from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 362 ratings.