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Grumpy Troll Norwegian Wit
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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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A Summer Time Beer with a pronounced coriander nose and flavor. Followed by a fruity palate and finishing with the slight impression of orange.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MartiniFiend (104) - Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 19, 2008
Tap. Pours dark gold with a full head that quickly settles. Aroma is a wheat, yeast and citrus blend. Flavor is wheat and corriander start with a fruity finish. Has a lot in common with a good weiss beer. Creamy to the palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3010) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2007
On tap at brewpub

This must have recently come on tap as it was not here on my last visit. I wanted to try it before tackling the bourbon barrel stout since that would likely kill my palate with regards to a lighter beer like this. I was impressed with the results - the brewer here has done his homework on how to brew something that is pleasing yet subtle.

Aroma / Appearance - A peppery feeling merges with a base of mandarin oranges, lemon and yeast. The overall impression is that of a beer that has already had the slice of orange mixed in. The cloudy orange body is very opaque for a wit due to the thick haziness.

Flavor / Palate - The mouthfeel is very full for a wit. It washes into every corner of the mouth carrying along oranges, vanilla and a peppery spicyness. The tart finish caps a very satisfying experience which dries the throat slightly. This is deceptively easy to drink; if I weren’t paying attention it would be possible to empty a 16 ounce pint glass in under five minutes.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2009
No head, cloudy yellow. Slight orange aroma. Orange and coriander flavors, some malt sweetness. Medium-light body, dry finish. no hop aroma, flavors or finish. I liked this, almost a hefe.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dlbeer (809) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 18, 2012
On tap at the Grumpy Troll. Cloudy yellow pour. Orange and spice scents. Tastes of fruit and coriander with not much hops. Nice easy drinking beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
4nolanz (18) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 24, 2007
sitting at the brewpub now as I use the wi-fi hotspt to real time rate this beer. Im giddy as I love witbiers. This is well better than my expectation. A little sweet to taste, but not too much. As stated in my other Grumpy troll rates, better than expected.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 22, 2008
On tap at the Grumpy Troll brewpub. Unfiltered golden brown with a thin off-white head. Aroma of orange, yeast and mild corn. Smooth and creamy body of orange, lemon and yeast leads up to a dry finish. Solid witbier.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 12, 2009
Murky gold with essentially no head. Bright but fading orange-juice aroma. Flavor is an absolute fruit basket, orange, pineapple, mango. Really a tropical juice cocktail balanced by coriander spice and a touch of hops bitterness. Noticeably still, but the palate is made interesting by a some clove and alcohol fire. Really a nice wit.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2009
On tap at the brewpub 7/31/09: Pours a hazy pale golden with a thin, clingy-lacing white head. Big orange and lemon citrus nose with a hint of coriander and light sweetness. Starts fairly full with a tart citric bite and a touch of coriander and sweet pale malt finishing drier and sweet tart. A pretty good citrusy witbier.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (4566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2012
On tap at Grumpy Troll. Hazy, cloudy orange-yellow-tan. Thin white head. Mild toasty aroma. Very citrus forward, but still a quality Wit. Orange coriander all the way. Yeasty and smooth, a pretty decent representation of the style. Nice toasty golden malt balance, almost a touch oily and wheaty. Not perfect, but decent.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2007
Straw color with an average white head. Aromas of orange blossoms with a light dry spice backdrop. Flavors seem a touch watery. Light wheat with some coriander and orange zest flavors. This would be a brew for a hot summer day.


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