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Red Trolley Ale - Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

381 Ratings
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Ratings: 381
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.06%
Wants: 13
Gots: 45 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

AlexM, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

Snellgg5, Dec 08, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

kerry4porters, Jun 08, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

freshflesh, Nov 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

g_jenkins, Jun 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

DrewShalvoy, May 13, 2013
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4.03/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pouring into a small Firestone Walker nonic pint glass. Clear copper body with a large off-white foam that collapsed down thin. Excellent retention.

Sweet caramel maltiness, wintergreen mint. Milk chocolate. Orange marmalade.

Medium-toasted malts up front. Earthy/herbal. Touch of caramel sweetness. Medium bitter. Finishing medium malty sweet.

Medium-light in body with a soft carbonation.

Easy-drinking beer with a malt-focused flavor. Light caramel sweetness and hints of mint and chocolate.

BrewerB, Dec 11, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

BrahptimusPrime, Jun 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

BalancingBrooms, Sep 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

dbarny76, Jun 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

retry4z, Mar 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

trytoketchup, Dec 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

ineva, Nov 18, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Pug, Jul 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

rob99er, Jan 08, 2012
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3.73/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear copper with golden highlights. A medium sized tan head settled quickly to a ring that barely leaves some lacing.

Smells of toasted malts, a note of burnt sugar, musty.

Taste is a big bigger, toasted malts, a hint of chocolate and hint of vanilla sweet on the finish.

Smooth and drinkable, but thin, with a medium dry finish.

It's ok, but needs a little more hop to balance it out.

DOA

Drinkerofales, Jul 04, 2012
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3.8/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a clear burnt red/orange with plentiful off white head that fades into a tiny ring. No lacing.

Smells strongly of malts - biscuits/cereal, with a ton of caramel sweetness and some faint hops and decent spice (cloves?)

Tastes a lot like it smells - tons of strong malty flavors, lots of sweetness and a bit of hops and spice on the finish. Pleasant aftertaste.

Feel is thin and prickly.

Overall - very good. Not sure it tastes like an ale, but I'm a fan of this one.

readbaron, May 06, 2011
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terpinsd, Apr 27, 2014
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Red Trolley Ale from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 381 ratings.