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Dark Horse 4 Elf - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

436 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 436
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 43
Gots: 43 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  8.75% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: granger10 on 11-27-2003)
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Dark Horse 4 Elf from Dark Horse Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 436 ratings.