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RATINGS: 373   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Brewed with a half ton of caramelized malts, this bold red ale has caramel and toffee flavors, notes of dried raisins and currants, and a slightly sweet finish.
Color: 30 SRM
Bitterness: 17 IBU
Gravity: 15° Plato
Availability: 24/7/365, Kegs and Bottles

tbrean's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tbrean (1) - California, USA - JUN 13, 2004
If you like the red/amber ales, this one is the litmus test I hold all others to. This beer goes down smooth and leaves a mild and pleasant aftertaste. Red Trolley is rich in taste, but not overpowering; the alchohol melds well with the flavors and does not produce a strong or bitter bite like some other ales. My favorite beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
AgentAle (1236) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 22, 2015
Aroma is roasty sweet malts, caramel, raisins, cream and buttscotch. Taste 8 sweet and as aroma. Well balanced light hop profile. Appearance is a clear bronze body with a thin pearl head that retains fairly poorly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nero55 (917) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 9, 2015
Bottle. Amber with large beige head. Aroma of caramel, malt, light raisin, and a hint of mineral notes. Medium/light body, caramel, mineral notes, and moderate sweetness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
matthewjk (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 26, 2015
Looks good and is smooth, but doesn’t strike me as a good red. I can’t detect it on the nose or tongue. It should have a,little bite, but this thing is too caramel right through. One pint pour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jinroh (824) - ESTONIA - AUG 23, 2015
Pours red, bit of foam. Taste is malty. Smooth and a bit caramel-sweet. Simple, not hoppy, sessionable. Red ale. Bit too much caramel for me though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (8196) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2015
65 cl bottle.
Pours clear amber color with a large head. Nutty, malty aroma, faint dried fruits, some hops and resin. Flavor is also quite nutty and malty, biscuit notes, dried apricot and resinous hops. Sweet and dry palate. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MRodgers1982 (111) - USA - JUL 17, 2015
Good amber. pours clear amber eddish, with light amber malt nose. Flavor of reddish malts and sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rollinsr (504) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - JUL 13, 2015
Pours a clear ruby Amber with minimal tan head. Aroma is round sweet citrus. Flavor is slightly bitter and slightly sour but mostly sweet with some tangerine and berry character. There is a slight funk on the backside but doesn't detract too much. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Illywhacker (12) - - JUN 23, 2015
Yeah okay. Head disappears in seconds, but does impress with quite delicious dark crystal malts; plums, raisins. Very malt driven, quite sweet. Hopheads will be unhappy. Strange tart yeasty finish though which sort of ruins the experience. By the of the six pack it tastes like VB. Strange but true.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arnold931 (1004) - Iowa, USA - JUN 15, 2015
Draft. Pours mostly clear red with off white head. Nose and taste is sweet caramel. Sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (4569) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Red pour from draft at open bar in San diego. White sticky head. Malty fruity aroma. Earthy and cherry taste. Dry. Interesting. Better than I thought.

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