SDbrewgirl (2) - USA - NOV 23, 2009ryanscourt (1458) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2017
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.
ONe of the better irish reds. Smell aof copper and gentle english style floral hops. Lightly toasted and sweet. Very nice finish. Light body. Not overly flavorfull. kevinsenn (2182) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2017
On tap at Karl Strauss. Fruity aroma with pepper. Creamy malty taste. Fruity hoppy notes too. chadski (135) - California, USA - MAR 4, 2017
Bottle pour - barely a layer of foam. Sweet malty aroma with flavors of caramel and raisins. PugUglyBrewer (617) - - FEB 24, 2017
I really enjoyed this one! Maybe it is because Iím 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. Aggiebob (1102) - 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.
jbruner (4696) - 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. MetalNHopHead (1901) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - DEC 12, 2016
In San Diego, people tend to think of this beer when they think of Karl Strauss. Itís 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.) Itís 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. Itís a local favorite that will probably be around as long as Karl Strauss is. BuckeyeBoy (7535) - 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. kramer (6682) - 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. danjs5 (221) - 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.