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RATINGS: 348   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MisterSparkle (29) - California, USA - JUN 18, 2011
On tap @ Sea World San Diego (Pineapple Pete’s, next to the bay of play). I’m glad Sea World has decided to carry more than just the basic Bud/Bud Light crap. This one pours red, one finger head. Aroma is mainly sweet malts, light floral hops detectable even when competing with the aroma of the acrylic glass they gave me. Body is medium-full, flavor follows aroma with a hint of raisin thrown in just for fun. It’s not bad...not spectacular, but not bad. Better than most anything else you’re likely to find at Sea World, at least!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Okra23 (28) - Flowood, Mississippi, USA - JUN 9, 2005
Had this beer brought to me from San Diego. Has a great rich red color with a mild head that doesn’t last very long. Has a sweet malty caramel kind of taste. Overall I thought it was a pretty good beer and will enjoy my 6-pack before it runs out.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AbeerWolf (27) - USA - JAN 30, 2008
A forever classic beer by KS. A must try for anyone new to SD. Nothing about the beer is spectacular, simply balanced and unassuming. Great blend of nutty malt flavors and subtle hops. Perfect color, average white head. Overall a tasty and balanced brew that would accompany most any occasion.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cyrio (25) - USA - DEC 22, 2010
Very good beer. After a day of tasting over 100 microbrews at a local beerfest, the Red Trolley was the only one I felt was worth the purchase. Easy to drink, easy to enjoy. Enjoy.

3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dawoz (24) - - NOV 12, 2013
On tap at Karl Strauss. Pours a nice red amber with little to no head. Not much aroma Very drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
supersournhops (21) - - AUG 23, 2014
Decent caramel, a little lean. good session red. easy to come by a good go to beer. never had a complaint with this one.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Audio (18) - san diego, California, USA - APR 19, 2004
Not a huge fan of Ambers, not a huge fan of Karl Strauss. This one is just OK. Let's just say it's drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Merin (18) - Arizona, USA - FEB 6, 2010
Glass. Pours a dark mohogany. With a very shortlived biege 1/8 inch head. Didnt draw much for aroma, given the smokey atmosphere.Palate is medium. Flows good. With 17 IBUs, not very bitter. Or as hoppy as i like, usually. Taste is of caramel malts, slight alcohol presence, with a sweet finish. Over all a good, enjoyable beer.

2.4
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HistoryGeek (17) - California, USA - OCT 23, 2006
I’m a native San Diegan and I seriously wanted to like this beer to honor my San Diego roots, however, it just didn’t have the flavor I expected from it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
milty908 (13) - USA - FEB 20, 2007
not bad, not too great, very drinkable but lacks any further distinction, especially in the flavor department. Taste is just average.


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