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Red Trolley Ale - Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

339 Ratings
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Ratings: 339
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 15.1%
Wants: 12
Gots: 24 | 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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chinchill

South Carolina

3.66/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub.

Appearance: fine red-brown color with excellent clarity and a semi-durable beige head that leaves plenty of lacing.

Aroma: appealing mix of caramel and baked brown bread.

Flavor: good but simple flavor. Excellent bitter/sweet balance.

Feel: medium-light body wih crisp, near medium carbonation.

O: well-crafted if not particularly exceptional Irish Red.

Serving type: on-tap

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California

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California

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

06-27-2014 20:05:24 | More by BrahptimusPrime
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5/5  rDev +42.5%

06-27-2014 03:00:34 | More by Kaleh001
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California

4/5  rDev +14%

06-27-2014 02:51:04 | More by Kofcydonia
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

06-26-2014 22:05:43 | More by ChrisFurlowLSU
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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

06-24-2014 03:12:19 | More by nitter
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4/5  rDev +14%

06-19-2014 22:30:05 | More by timjallday
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wolf_switzer

California

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

06-19-2014 08:01:38 | More by wolf_switzer
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Danny06m

California

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

06-18-2014 02:26:12 | More by Danny06m
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Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

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New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

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California

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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Belgium

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +14%

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California

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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dcmchew

Romania

3.7/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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California

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California

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Washington

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China

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California

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Red Trolley Ale from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 339 ratings.