Red Trolley Ale | Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-16-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
545
Reviews:
144
Avg:
3.51
pDev:
14.81%
 
 
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25
Gots:
146
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0
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3.69/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 1 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.81/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Good solid Irish Red Ale. Nothing in this beer is going to blow your mind, but, sometimes a nice carmel and malty Red Ale is perfect with dinner at the brewery.

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3.45/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.49/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.04/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.11/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.79/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.59/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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3.08/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle. Dated 1774. Too lazy to do the Julian conversion right now. But clearly halfway through the year. Poured into a stemless glass 12/15/14.

A- Dark, slightly hazy, caramel-red body, half finger white head that retains decently well. No lacing. Thin collar persists throughout.

S- This beer is very malty, but in a decent way. Straight up toffee and tapioca, kind of like a hoppy tootsie roll. A bit of earth and floral hop notes. Really not my thing, but certainly there are no off-flavours here.

F- Lots of toffee and tapioca, more of the tapioca here. Mild earthy bitterness on the finish. Not complex or interesting, but again, nothing that is "bad" about it.

M- Medium bodied, crisp and leaves a earthy sting to the palate on the finish. Decent beer, drinkable.

O- Nothing special about this beer; it's constructed well enough but it tastes quite malty and to be honest, it's quite boring.

Final score: 3.08

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Red Trolley Ale from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
3.51 out of 5 based on 545 ratings.
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