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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

424 Ratings
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Ratings: 424
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 14.45%
Wants: 18
Gots: 64 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-16-2003

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of jj139
3.63/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Curtis
3.12/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of MadCat
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes.

Appearance: Beautiful amber red color, very clear, good white head

Smell: Caramel and fruit on the nose

Taste: Caramel, fruit, biscuity malts Good flavor for the style

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body, good carbonation

Overall: A good example of the style, and good mainstay at Karl Strauss, but not the most exciting beer. Still, no complaints

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.95/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bad a bottle at our hotel in San Diego. Pours a bright deep red, clear, with very small white head. Aroma of cherries, caramel, sweet sugars, plums, some other fruits. Flavor follows with big sweet cherries and fruits, sweet sweet caramel. Body is medium, with low medium carbonation, and extremely smooth going down. Nice sweet finish lingers on the palate. Thought this was a really good beer and went down incredibly easy. On the sweet side for the style but very pleasant.

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3.49/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Draft pint, while in California, another local offering.
Pours clear amber with a beige head, foam quickly faded to a film, thin lace lines.
Smell is malt, caramel, some fruitiness.
Taste has a good malt base, some fruit like in the smell.
Higher than expected carbonation, thin body.
Overall, a pretty average beer. Nothing too terrible, but nothing memorable either.

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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Red Trolley Ale from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 424 ratings.