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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

360 Ratings
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Ratings: 360
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.34%
Wants: 13
Gots: 36 | 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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SundaySour

California

2.9/5  rDev -17.6%

Shared with Cavery.

A: A misty reddish-orange beer with a massive cream colored head. Like a nuclear sunset.

S: There's something rotten in Denmark. I smell...dare I say, bile. There are other smells, maybe a bit of burnt caramel. But it's like someone ate something delicious before ralphing all over the place.

T: Fearing the worst after sniffing my way into a panic attack, this beer is surprisingly light. Truly, it is the Miller Light of red ales. I get a light flavor of sourdough bread, but mostly just water. If this were clear and in a Perrier bottle, I'd shrug and chug.

M: Fizzy, but not fizzy enough. Leaves a vague stale bread taste in the mouth.

O: This is like a very hunky man with rippling muscles and a fabulous car turning out to be a big yawn fest. I loved the appearance, but the flavor is nothing to cheer about. It's the kind of beer you wash something down with, not enjoy on it's own.

06-26-2011 22:21:44 | More by SundaySour
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kevinbest19

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

07-11-2014 20:13:12 | More by kevinbest19
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Tagsg

California

3/5  rDev -14.8%

01-26-2012 01:47:49 | More by Tagsg
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jfvarela

California

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

06-06-2012 19:44:14 | More by jfvarela
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CSGardenhire

California

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

04-05-2012 09:28:52 | More by CSGardenhire
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rudedogg811

California

4/5  rDev +13.6%

07-14-2012 05:12:31 | More by rudedogg811
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MEO89

California

4/5  rDev +13.6%

05-16-2014 21:16:22 | More by MEO89
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Zzigg92

California

4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

06-12-2014 23:59:51 | More by Zzigg92
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StArnoldFest2010

Florida

3.78/5  rDev +7.4%

P: Medium carbonation and dime head that dissapers quickly. Amber color
N: Roasted malt & barley with light yeast smell
T: This is what a red ale should taste like. Caramel malt and barley blended with nutty & slightly sweet aftertaste
M: Surprisingly thin compared to the taste. From the taste, you'd expect a medium thick palate coating residual effect, but it goes down pretty easy. Price wise, if I saw 22oz bottles for $3.99 or 12oz 6 packs for $8.49, I'd pick some up from time to time.

11-11-2011 21:43:15 | More by StArnoldFest2010
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itfitz

California

3.7/5  rDev +5.1%

With hints of resin, herbs, caramel, cereal, nuts, and roasty undertones, this easily-consumed beer has lively carbonation which gives it a light, pleasant finish.

When poured, it has a great-looking red hue which doesn't really prepare you for the hoppy overnotes.

Served cold and fresh, Red Trolley Ale works well as a session beer.

05-27-2010 10:46:21 | More by itfitz
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brockett

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

01-31-2012 21:15:11 | More by brockett
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jchanrahan

China

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

08-18-2014 15:35:26 | More by jchanrahan
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Uraznfriend

California

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

05-30-2012 06:11:36 | More by Uraznfriend
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Euler


3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

07-27-2012 19:23:25 | More by Euler
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Joeyd138


4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

11-25-2012 01:42:31 | More by Joeyd138
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UC_SanDiegoDormRoomBrewer


4/5  rDev +13.6%

02-21-2013 07:08:24 | More by UC_SanDiegoDormRoomBrewer
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Puckstop98


4.75/5  rDev +34.9%

03-15-2013 14:37:51 | More by Puckstop98
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jpa01

Maryland

3.71/5  rDev +5.4%

Appearance: It's a dark red and amber looking beer, thinly foamed at the top.

Smell: It has a pleasant grainy, toffe-like aroma.

Taste: It has a malty, caramel taste with a mild bit of sweetness and fruitiness.

Mouthfeel: It feels like a medium-bodied beer, having moderate carbonation.

Drinkability: It seems sightly watered down, but is fairly smooth and easy to drink with or without food.

Overall: I'd say it's a solid red ale.

02-03-2013 16:17:13 | More by jpa01
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deivid24

California

4.75/5  rDev +34.9%

11-26-2012 23:53:50 | More by deivid24
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WallyBoag

California

3.9/5  rDev +10.8%

Sampled at Disneylnad's California park this was a very attractive looking beer with a darker color and a smallish head. Laced pretty well. Smell was a very enjoyable sweet and tangy blend. Easy to drink. The taste could have used a little bit of improvement. It didn't taste bad, but at the same time there really wasn't too much to remember it buy. If only it tasted as good as it looked and smelled, this would be a truly great beer!

12-19-2003 03:33:05 | More by WallyBoag
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neeld

Oregon

2.68/5  rDev -23.9%

Not impressed. This beer comes on too sweet and malty for my tastes and IMO for the style. Carbonation is also too low.

If I didn't read the label, I might guess this was an Oktoberfest. In fact, if they upped the carbonation 50% it might make a good one. As is, it's flat on both counts.

12-02-2009 04:10:04 | More by neeld
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LScully02


4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

05-28-2012 20:04:34 | More by LScully02
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joshstillskates

Ohio

3.7/5  rDev +5.1%

This beer is very drinkable, not very bitter, but not too weak. To me, it actually has a very distinct malty flavor and leaves behind a sweet aftertaste. I randomly selected this brew and honestly, I wasn't the least disappointed. My only criticism is, I could use a bit more carbonation. All in all, will drink again.

08-23-2013 03:09:59 | More by joshstillskates
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Danny06m

California

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

06-18-2014 02:26:12 | More by Danny06m
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chrisb8s4


3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

08-09-2014 01:09:36 | More by chrisb8s4
Red Trolley Ale from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 360 ratings.