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Red Trolley Ale - Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

368 Ratings
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Ratings: 368
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.06%
Wants: 13
Gots: 42 | 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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GRG1313, Mar 04, 2014
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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.

Franziskaner, Mar 04, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

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BKotch, Feb 27, 2014
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orangesol, Feb 19, 2014
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DantheMan75, Feb 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

BeerDawgs, Feb 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

taospowder, Jan 22, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -36.1%

Mark_Eck, Jan 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Vigilante, Jan 20, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -57.4%

mattmarka1, Jan 15, 2014
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harsley, Jan 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

ssimpson89, Jan 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

BWH999, Jan 04, 2014
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3.61/5  rDev +2.6%

A - Very nice rusty/amber color with an off white, one finger head. Medium lacing

S - Very appealing nose of toasty malt, caramel, and hints of dried fruit.

T - Malt and caramel dominate with a hint of sweetness.

M - Medium body with a nice malty, smooth finish.

O - While I do love my IPAs I found this to be a nice change of pace brew. Very easy to drink.

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3.11/5  rDev -11.6%

Poured a beautiful clear reddish copper. Ungortunately, no head to speak of. No lacing, none, zilch. Aroma is malty, no hops. Mouthfeel is ok. Taste is seeet, malty, no hops, not bitter in the least. Little aftertaste. The whole thing is kind of bland. Other than the great color, this beer has little going for it.

Curtis, Dec 12, 2013
Red Trolley Ale from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 368 ratings.