Barrel Trolley Belgian White | World Brews

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Barrel Trolley Belgian WhiteBarrel Trolley Belgian White

Brewed by:
World Brews
California, United States

Style: Belgian Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by pBRale on 09-06-2011

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3/5  rDev -2%

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3/5  rDev -2%

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2.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of biboergosum
3.05/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

12oz bottle. As this appears to be another duplicate offering, one of many exposed to the Alberta drinking public by the not-so-good folks of the Liquor Depot chain of stores and their associated import business, why on earth should I buy one of each 'brand'? Especially if my inquiries as to such have fallen on deaf ears, all of the way up the corporate, and all the way down the brewing chain?

This beer pours a hazy medium golden straw colour, with three fingers of puffy, silken foamy ecru head, which leaves some low-lying coral reef lace around the glass as it steadily recedes.

It smells of wheaty, somewhat acrid pale malt, muddled coriander, overripe lemons, neutered yeast, and a bit of herbal, weedy hops. The taste is softly sweet bready malt, with a touch of doughy pastry character, tame breakfast cereal wheatiness, ethereal savoury spice, a stale orange fruitiness, and more sedate herbal, earthy hops.

The carbonation is quite laid-back, and hardly noticeable, the body medium-light in weight, and actually pretty smooth. It finishes mostly off-dry, the wheaty, sugary, and fruity malt holding on the tightest, as the fruit and hops melt away into the approaching night.

A beginner's witbier, and agreeably wrought at that rate, with very little to none of the, well, not quite skank, but rather cheapness of its familial ilk. Too bad it's 5 bucks a sixer more expensive than Hoegaarden around here, which leads to the obvious question - why bother?

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.32/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a cloudy, golden hay with a little over a finger width, white head. Sub-par retention results in a sparse, but somewhat sticky lace.

Smell - Smells of milky wheat notes and hints of coriander.

Taste - Starts crisp and with coriander spice, complimented by undertones of wheat and milk. The finish is sweet, then hints at bitterness, and is as quick as the aggressive start, with little time for flavors to develop.

Mouthfeel - Close to medium body with a decent amount of carbonation. Fairly creamy; almost buttery. Goes down easy.

Overall - A very average witbier. A Blue Moon clone, basically. Not the most flavorful, but it's fairly drinkable. Nothing I'd go out of my way to buy, but if it were on sale, my options limited and my mood was for witbier, I'd probably give it another try.

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2.5/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +22.5%

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3.62/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Barrel Trolley Belgian White
12 oz. brown bottle, coded "2263 18:00 2E"

Appearance: Cloudy deep yellow-gold body. Creamy off-white head. Better than average head retention and lacing.

Smell: Soft coriander, sweetish wheat malt intertwined with notes of orange. Pleasant. Welcoming.

Taste: Malty sweet upfront with a distinct wheat character. Coriander and orange follow, and then linger into the finish. What's lacking is any distinct yeast character, and a touch of tartness, but it still gets by on its own. Moderate bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Moderate bitterness. Neither really meet the style guidelines, and it loses character without a crisper carbonic bite.

Overall: Not a bad beer at all, but not a very good example of a Belgian-style witbier. The flavor profile hits most of the right notes but it's full bodied, and full flavored... much more American in character. Still, there are no defects, and it's easy to drink.

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3.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +22.5%

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1.5/5  rDev -51%

Photo of tone77
3.23/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy golden color iwth a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild,some spices, a touch of citrus. Taste is quite subdued, wheat, spice, a touch of orange, refreshing but light. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a mediocre beer.

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Photo of pBRale
2.89/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a hazy pale gold with a huge, fluffy white head that settles slowly and leaves a thick and sticky lacing all the way down. Impressive.

Smell: Wheat and spice (corriander) are the dominating scents. Not much else. Perhaps a faint metallic scent.

Taste: Taste is wheat, spice, green apples, and a metallic finish/aftertaste that is very unappealing. Great taste (~4.0) until the finish. Thoroughly disappointed.

Mouthfeel: Nice light body, high carbonation, crisp finish. A drinkable beer.

Overall: Great looking beer that falls flat on its face with the metallic aftertaste. Maybe I got a bad batch, but I won't be trying it again soon.

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3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

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2/5  rDev -34.6%

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3/5  rDev -2%

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3/5  rDev -2%

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3.21/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

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2.44/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

I always like when local, in-person trader, tone 77 stops by with a big box o' beer. I never know what I am going to find inside but I am never disappointed. I think of drinking beer like reading in that there is no such thing as bad reading nor is there truly bad beer drinking. Just like the late-'60's/early-'70's hippies, I will try anything once.

Quite a busy label: "America's Best-kept secret"; "Barrelled and numbered by Barrel Trolley"; "A seamless network of tracks, the covert trolley system of the 1920s was the ticket to an American revolution, the revolt of Prohibition. Connecting underground speakeasies, mobsters teamed to distribute barrels of their precious brew. Let your palate travel the underground flavor network of this Belgian-style wheat ale. Bright flavors of orange balanced by subtly spicy coriander make this unfiltered ale a reason to celebrate. Raise your glass for 'This is a plea for beer!'"

I made sure to agitate this nicely in the bottle so as to have nothing residual remaining following the pour. I was successful and I had two fingers of dense French vanilla-colored head by the time that I was done. Color was a cloudy orangish-yellow. Nose had a definite spiciness, borne of the coriander but the yeast also played a part as it had a musty aspect as well. Mouthfeel was thin and watery and the taste was really lacking for the style. It was about as bland a wit as I have encountered for a while. Finish was equally bland and unobtrusive. You can do much better for yourself if you want to try a wit.

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2.5/5  rDev -18.3%

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