Trolley No. 5 The Conductor Beltline Lager
Reviewed by Brady White on July 6, 2017 in Local Heroes Guide
- Brewery: Trolley No. 5 Brewery
- Origin: Calgary, AB, CA
- Rated On: July 6, 2017
- Best Before: N/A
- ABV: 5.0%
- Ideal Temperature: cold to cool
- Style: Amber Lager
- Rating: GREAT !!
This 355ml can pours a clear, bright medium copper amber colour, with three chubby fingers of puffy, rocky, and somewhat fizzy beige head, which leaves some sudsy coral reef atoll lace around the glass as it lazily sinks away.
It smells of grainy and crackery pale malt, a touch of biscuity caramel, subtle citrusy and apple/pear fruity notes, and some plain leafy, floral, and grassy green hop bitters. The taste is bready and doughy pale malt, a lessened caramel sweetness, some ethereal wispy smokiness, a muddled citrus and pome fruitiness, and more gently bitter leafy, earthy, and grassy verdant hoppiness. The carbonation is adequate in its merely supportive frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and generally smooth, with a wee airy creaminess arising as things warm up a tad around here. It finishes off-dry, the grainy and biscuity mixed malt softening up my palate for another go.
Overall, this is a very well-made lager, much in an American Amber or even Vienna strain. Easy to drink, rather flavourful, and definitely worthy of a few rounds, perhaps before getting ‘derailed’, in a different sense, eh?