Broken Trolley Blonde Ale | The Dayton Beer Company

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Brewed by:
The Dayton Beer Company
Ohio, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by metter98 on 08-16-2012

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 9
Photo of superspak
3.46/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 5/2/2016. Pours slightly hazy medium golden/amber color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Okay aromas with poor strength. Very fruity/yeasty with some solid hop balance. Flavors of lemon, pear, apple, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, light pepper, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light pine/herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple, cracker, biscuit, herbal, pepper, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice balance and robustness of pale malt, earthy hops, and light-moderate fruity yeast flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero astringent flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, crisp, dry, and fairly creamy/grainy/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.3%. Overall this is a very solid blonde ale. Good balance and robustness of pale malt, earthy hops, and light-moderate fruity yeast flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink. Too fruity/yeasty in the nose, but the flavors were nice; and this was enjoyable and a good style example.

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Photo of damndirtyape
3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz can, no date. 5.3% ABV and 16 IBU listed on can label. Served in a shaker pint glass.

Appearance: Cloudy-translucent gold-amber. Initial 1/2" thick white foam died back to a persistent thin foam across the top. Some persistent thick strands and occasional island of lacing.

Smell: Floral, banana, yeasty.

Taste: Malty - cracker and bready. A bit of fruity character with some berry and banana notes. Metallic but clean bitter finish with some noble hop character to it.

Mouthfeel: Fizzy and chewy. A tiny bit sticky on the teeth.

Overall / Drinkability: Reminds me of a fizzy hefeweizen more than a blonde ale. But put together pretty well for a beer overall. Okay - nothing special.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.38/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I bought a can of the Broken Trolley from Andersons in Reynoldsburg, OH. The scent is faint yeast. The taste is nicely balanced and easy to drink. These is some bread like tones. The Mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's ok certainly worth a shot.

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Photo of neenerzig
4.14/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Recently picked up a single 12 oz can of this to try. Poured into my pint glass, this beer pours a clear, medium amber/golden color with a creamy looking, slightly off-white head that's about half an inch thick when poured. Has good retention with pretty decent lacing. The color seems too dark for what is typically found for a blonde ale. Has a slightly toasted, grainy and biscuit malt aroma followed by a definite lemony citrus smell. The taste is pretty much the same, with a slightly toasted, somewhat grainy, caramel malt sweetness that is followed by a definite lemony citrus, herbal, and slightly piney hop bitterness. A very interesting flavor profile here for a Blonde Ale. A tasty flavor profile to be sure as I am quite enjoying drinking this, but I think this is more than just a bit off the mark for what a Blonde Ale should be in terms of the flavor profile. Drinks much more like an IPA and likely even some America Pale Ales I've had than most if not all other Blonde Ales I've had. Has a crisp, yet also smooth and somewhat frothy, light to medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Easy to drink and most enjoyable and refreshing indeed on this hot summer night here in Cleveland.


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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed from the 12 oz can in a snifter. This nice blonde pours a beautiful dirty blonde verging on deep amber, lightly cloudy, and featuring a fantastic head of white foam that lasts long with a thick ring, nice pooling layer, and nice lacing. Nose of subtle honey malts, biscuit malts, and light grains. Flavors pass the nose with nice honey touched malts and light grain notes on all sides, light biscuit on the middle, and a subtle herbal hops bitterness that lightly lingers with a touch of citrus. Nice mouth feel, medium carbonation to keep it lively, and a lightly creamy almost clean finish with a touch of lingering bitterness. Overall an excellent blonde for the style.


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Photo of metter98
3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at The Dayton Beer Company, Kettering, OH

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellow in color. It poured with lacing on the surface and a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are aromas of biscuit and grainy malts in the nose along with some hints of lemon citrus hops.
T: The taste has flavors of biscuit malts along with hints of lemon citrus towards the finish. There is a very light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and relatively clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very drinkable and goes down easily. I liked the lemon citrus aromas and flavors.

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Broken Trolley Blonde Ale from The Dayton Beer Company
3.56 out of 5 based on 9 ratings.
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