PURCHASED AT: Grumpy Troll Brewery; Mt. Horeb, WI
My wife and I take numerous trips up to Madison, WI which is only a 2.5 hr drive from our front door in Mt. Vernon; and usually this trip entails numerous stops to multiple places that serve the fine nectar that is beer. On every trip we notice the face of a troll that symbolizes the town of Mt. Horeb. After passing it so many times we finally stopped in to check out Grumpy Troll Brewery. (www.thegrumpytroll.com)
I can’t remember what I ordered to eat but I do remember enjoying their stout and also trying out their Jalapeno beer. The beer is obviously brewed with Jalapeno peppers and has the same aroma. The flavor is slightly sweeter than I was expecting and finished with a little bite of spicy jalapeno. This isn’t a beer for everyone; I think you would either like it or hate, I enjoyed it but I think one would be my limit. I do think this would be a perfect beer to use when cooking up a big batch of chili.
Pour: A nice golden pour with a small white head. Minimal lacing.
Aroma: Smell of jalapeno peppers.
Taste: Jalapeno flavor that is slightly sweet and a little spicy at the end.
Eastern Iowa Residents: A little trip up north to Mt. Horeb, WI is the only place to get it. If you are a beer fan you must get to Wisconsin at some point to check out their breweries and they also have great distribution up there.
Would I Buy Again?: Yes, but this beer is one and done.