Red Trolley Ale - Karl Strauss Brewing Company
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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
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
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
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.