Red Trolley Ale | Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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3.56/5
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570 Ratings
Red Trolley AleRed Trolley Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Karl Strauss Brewing Company
California, United States
karlstrauss.com

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-16-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,982
Reviews:
148
Ratings:
570
pDev:
14.33%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 570 |  Reviews: 148
Photo of Dave_Treat
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Alpha309
3.17/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SensorySupernova
4.35/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Clear amber with an off-white head.

Smell: Caramel, a bit fruity.

Taste: Moderately sweet caramel malt up front. Has a strong dark fruity hop aroma - like grapes or plumbs. Not very bitter. Leaves a clean hoppy aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium thickness, well carbonated.

Overall: I really like this. It’s not over the top, but plenty flavorful in an easy to appreciate kind of way. I imagine this would be a good choice to introduce someone to beer.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
3.49/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Landrew44
3.46/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
3.46/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Giesch
4.37/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Interesting Amber but has tastes of Carmel makt

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Photo of Marvicsin
3.14/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CraftBeerApprentice
5/5  rDev +40.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

L: VERY red, almost mahogany in color. Almost similar to an amber ale.
S: Loads of caramel, toffee, nuts, and a hint of wood (not an off-note)
T: Practically no hops to this. All malt. Again, lots of caramel, nuts, and toffee with a hint of wood.
F: Pretty thick for a beer of this strength. Decent carbonation, too. More than I'd expect from a malt-forward ale.
O: My favorite beer of it's style and my favorite Karl Strauss beer at that. Very flavorful Irish Red.

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Photo of Bubbawilly88
3.42/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of daisyfching
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Not too heavy and not too light - sometimes a nice touch with dinner.

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Photo of Mustang-Tron
3.51/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.24/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of The_Crosdog
3.87/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of nldubin
3.64/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drepreciado
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BFCarr
3.49/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of quadhog
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of eawolff99
3.64/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BowWowWowYippyYoIPA
3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brad071
4.96/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This is another of my all time favourites. I have ALWAYS got this in the fridge...

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Photo of bkkt
3.23/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of blockdude
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lucnifter
3.44/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hiwattowner
2.11/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Overly syrupy. Not enough balance to make this enjoyable.

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Red Trolley Ale from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 570 ratings