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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

361 Ratings
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Ratings: 361
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.34%
Wants: 13
Gots: 38 | 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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SoleBriety

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

06-03-2014 23:30:03 | More by SoleBriety
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dcmchew

Romania

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
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KevMo84

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

05-31-2014 17:29:29 | More by KevMo84
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Birmz

California

2.5/5  rDev -29%

05-29-2014 19:25:44 | More by Birmz
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tastymug

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

05-24-2014 00:20:22 | More by tastymug
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Troublebar

China

4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

05-17-2014 09:46:23 | More by Troublebar
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MEO89

California

4/5  rDev +13.6%

05-16-2014 21:16:22 | More by MEO89
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Fatehunter

Oregon

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
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Pennywise999

California

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

05-08-2014 00:18:33 | More by Pennywise999
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terpinsd

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

04-27-2014 17:44:48 | More by terpinsd
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jheezee

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

04-18-2014 19:06:24 | More by jheezee
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Hopfenpeter

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

04-07-2014 04:19:23 | More by Hopfenpeter
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BigDaddyJohn

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -14.8%

04-05-2014 12:57:17 | More by BigDaddyJohn
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carlitosbronson1

California

4/5  rDev +13.6%

04-05-2014 06:20:32 | More by carlitosbronson1
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Will_F

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

04-01-2014 20:50:11 | More by Will_F
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DudMan

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

03-31-2014 21:37:55 | More by DudMan
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T100Mark

California

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
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PhillyNole

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +13.6%

03-30-2014 00:07:41 | More by PhillyNole
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Bobhoya

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

03-21-2014 21:22:04 | More by Bobhoya
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Beerbuddy21

California

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

03-17-2014 00:37:49 | More by Beerbuddy21
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kevindp9

Arizona

3/5  rDev -14.8%

03-08-2014 04:42:38 | More by kevindp9
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GRG1313

California

3/5  rDev -14.8%

03-04-2014 06:55:45 | More by GRG1313
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Franziskaner

Missouri

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
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thebeeler

Arizona

2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

03-01-2014 15:49:11 | More by thebeeler
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BKotch

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

02-27-2014 07:51:00 | More by BKotch
Red Trolley Ale from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 361 ratings.