RATINGS: 398   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   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

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDbrewgirl (2) - USA - NOV 23, 2009
Aroma has hints of raisins, dates, and toffee. Color is deep copper, clear, decent head retention. Flavor is sweet up front with lots of toffee and dried fruit. Finishes with a lingering sweetness, but not cloying. This is an enjoyable red ale, and is a little less bitter than other versions of the style.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PugUglyBrewer (380) - - FEB 24, 2017
I really enjoyed this one! Maybe it is because Im Irish. Loads of toffee and caramel malt lend to prune flavors. Whispy tan head supported above a rich copper color. Pass me the corned beef for this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aggiebob (974) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 9, 2017
Draft. Dark amber poured with a n off-white head. Aroma has notes of dark fruit and caramel. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (4410) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2017
Pours a clear copper red on tap with fluffy off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves good lace. Aroma of nice toasted red malts, a hint of nuttiness, and clean fruity ale yeast esters. Taste follows, a mild piney hop note on the back end that adds some earth. A really good Irish red, just not an exciting style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MetalNHopHead (1697) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - DEC 12, 2016
In San Diego, people tend to think of this beer when they think of Karl Strauss. Its hard to deny the inherent appeal of a malty, amber-colored beer. If I may be so bold, Red Trolley is to this city what Fat Tire is to Fort Collins (and many other parts of the U.S.) Its not hard to understand why. Red Trolley pours a deep amber. It has rich toasted malt aromas. It tastes like caramel and toffee. There are subtle dry, dark fruit notes near the end. Body is creamy and smooth. Hop influence is considerably less than in many West Coast ales - bitterness is kept to a bare minimum. Its a local favorite that will probably be around as long as Karl Strauss is.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (6840) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 11, 2016
On tap at Disneyland pours out amber topped with a sand head. Nose is caramel malts hop kick and a bread malt. Taste is more of the nice rich caramel malt sweetness and a nice hop balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (6482) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2016
Clear amber body, minimal wispy head. The nose is toasty and sweet caramel malt with a minimal hoppiness. The flavor is pretty bland, toasty and slightly husky malt, minimal bitterness, meh. Light bodied and a bit clingy with fizzy carbonation.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danjs5 (149) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 18, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2016 Deep amber pour with thin head. Slight sour, hoppy and caramel aroma. Light to medium body. A light crisp, fruity, nutty, toffee, malt balance of flavour. Quite pleasant. A reasonable red disguised as a clean finish mid ABV ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TedE (1150) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 12, 2016
355ml bottle into shaker. Orange/red beer with creamy head. Quite a few bubbles moving round. Nose is smoky caramel toffee. Good body, smoky tangy caramel taste. Finish is more toffee and (later) dark fruits. Excellent tasty ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
tlind2 (1641) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 15, 2016
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
drjoeng (1046) - SINGAPORE - OCT 9, 2016
5.8%ABV. Red Ale. Poured out red brown. 24SRM. 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. Goes on Favorites List!

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