tbrean (1) - California, USA - JUN 13, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
tlind2 (1604) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 15, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ San Diego zoo. Reddish-amber color, off-white head. Slightly metallic flavor with nuts and fruit. Somewhat sweet finish. Medium carbonation, medium body. Not bad.
drjoeng (935) - SINGAPORE - OCT 9, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
5.8%ABV. Red Ale.
Poured out red brown. 24ºSRM.
Nose is nutty, with a hint of leather. Nice hit of raw dough and wheat flour.
Mouthfeel is beery. Palate is clean and nutty. There are malty biscuit-like flavors. Chin chow and red bean paste on the palate for local flavors. Hint of phenol. Hops are bitter and noble.
Finish is beery light and sweet, reminiscent of chin chow. Overall a very full-bodied red ale with a nice clean light finish.
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Dandm (87) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Christmas pudding smell. Nearly no carbonation, clear browny red. Big malt but little else for flavour. Basement finish. Good for a winter afternoon before something heavier.
Flanfl (628) - Lyon, FRANCE - JUL 14, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby body, med whit head. Aroma of dried fruits, caramel. Res fruits, cherry. Flavours of dried fruits, caramel. Chezry. Medium fruity finish, slightly dry.
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Cybercat (5171) - Georgia, USA - JUL 3, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taps translucent mahogany with a fine-bubbled buff head. Aroma features notes of toasted malt and caramel. Flavor offers strong caramel, cinnamon, clove, and average malty character. Mouthfeel delivers typical body and good fizz. Take this trolley!
fluffy (2389) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2016
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour this in a glass and is call it Amber Bock or Killians. Pretty bland red ale, only got it because all they had.
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Tommygun453 (40) - California, USA - MAY 17, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a red amber with small foam head. Aroma is malty with berry and hints of raisin. Taste is different than most beers, malty and hoppy with a sweet berry and raisin flavor finish. This beer surprised me when I first drank it, since the taste wasn’t typical. Its a good beer I will drink it again.
kerenmk (4225) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 23, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle sample at Ran and Dale’s. Thanks Rachel! Clear red. Raspberry, cherry, then some toast in the nose. Mild bitterness, berry and then sweetness. Mild carbonation, light body. Meh.
grunchy (4) - California, USA - APR 12, 2016 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Odd to see poor reviews of this. Great quaffable red. Aroma is that of raisins and dark fruit. Carries through to the taste with some caramel and toffee notes. Mouth feel medium but clean finish.
vandc01 (345) - North Branch, USA - MAR 15, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Karl Strauss brewing in San Diego.
Very Carmel forward - took a couple of sips from my wife