Red Trolley Ale - Karl Strauss Brewing Company
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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.
06-02-2014 16:28:02 | More by dcmchew
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.
05-14-2014 06:12:19 | More by Fatehunter
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.
03-31-2014 02:02:59 | More by T100Mark
3.55/5 rDev +0.9%
Deep amber to reddish in color. A light bit of white foam covers a small bit of the top of the beer. Light aroma of caramel and amber malt. There's a taste of amber malt with very little play from the hops. There's not much in the fade. The body is a bit light for my taste.
03-04-2014 01:07:49 | More by Franziskaner
Red Trolley Ale from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 362 ratings.