Grumpy Troll Norwegian Wit
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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
A Summer Time Beer with a pronounced coriander nose and flavor. Followed by a fruity palate and finishing with the slight impression of orange.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3550) - Chagrin Falls, 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
esjaygee (3904) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (5797) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 5, 2007
Draft at the brewpub. Advertised as 1.048 OG and 10 IBU’s. Poured a slightly hazy orange color. Head was thin and white with good retention and lacing. Attractive aroma of flower blossom with lots of pollen. There was also a whiff of coriander. Slightly sweet on the tongue and medium bodied. Tasted of distinct coriander and delicate orange with an ample malty backbone. Pretty good wit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (5673) - 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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