Grumpy Troll Rye Bob Ale
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Brewed with 43% rye malt and hopped with Slovakian hops. Blended of bold rye and mild hops in the nose light rye spiciness followed by a mild hop flavor and finishing dry. Brewed in memory of Robert W. Duchow.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 24, 2010
Sampled at GABF on 9/18/2010. This rye beer pours a medium gold color from the tap. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity and sweet, with some spiciness. A medium bodied rye beer. The malts are fruity and sweet with a touch of rye. The hops are herbal. Mild carbonation. A little mild tasting for a rye ale. Very easy to drink. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2010
On tap at brewpub, pours a hazy orance color with white head and some lacing, has some aroma of hay and grass, has a sweet flavor with a hint of hops, not my favorite but not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6504) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2010
on tap, cloudy amber pour with creamy foam, aroma of smokey rye and flavors of sweet caramel, some hops and lactic notes

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2010
draft at the brewpub. pours murky light brown with white head, nose rye and caramel, fl has big rye and spicy green hop notes, refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kseecs16 (1215) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2010
On tap at the pub. Deep amber brown with a creamy light tan head. Aroma is mild with a spicy rye character and a flavor that is mild upfront with a nice rye bite and a light hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (4020) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 26, 2010
On tap at the brew pub. Pours a nice hazy red with a good head and good lace. The aroma is rye bread and nicely florl with some apple and spicy notes. The flavor is snappy spicy rye with a little roastyness, very dry with a moderate bitterness and some apple in the flavor as well.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
coharahawk (170) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2010
On cask at brewpub. Pours golden-orange with minimal head. Aroma and flavor are strong with diacetyl/butterscotch. I can taste the spicy rye, which seems pretty good, but I can’t seem to get past the diacetyl. I was glad to be done with this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheEnemy (564) - Chicago, USA - MAR 12, 2010
On tap at the brewpub.
Pours a mostly clear auburn with little head. What little bubbles do show up leave nice bits of lace inside the glass. Aroma is grainy, a little phenolic and a touch of tart dried fruits. Flavor is crisp, dry, moderate but crisp hop bitterness. Palate is medium-thin but lively with a dry, grainy aftertaste. One of the best of the Troll’s tap offerings on this particular day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Pours a cloudy copper color with a thin white head. Some rye and hop aroma. Has a grainy, rye flavor, I think american hops too - citrusy, grassy. No whiskey flavor that some rye based ales have. Medium body. I like this one, and hope to have another.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 12, 2009
Amber pour, thick off white head leaves a generous beige lacing. Cidery aroma with some citrus elements. Flavor dominated by a coarse whole grain character from the rye, a raw fruit pear-like element is a prominent supporting note. This is too much rye for my taste. Medium body, becomes smooth and warm on the palate in the course of drinking.

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