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Dark Horse 4 Elf - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

459 Ratings
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Ratings: 459
Reviews: 144
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 49
Gots: 48 | 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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Taste is mostly sweet malts with some holiday spicing . The spicing is mild and not annoying like so many Christmas beers/Winter Warmers. The maltiness is the dominant flavor.

Mouthfeel is rich and smooth. A nice sweet malty beer. The spices serve to make it more interesting rather than overwhelm the beer. No hint of the fairly high abv.

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O: a very spicy winter ale with well hidden ABV

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Dark Horse 4 Elf from Dark Horse Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 459 ratings.