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Rude Elf's Reserve - Allentown Brew Works

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BA SCORE
83
good

150 Ratings
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Ratings: 150
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 17.34%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Allentown Brew Works visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 02-08-2009)
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EvilAsh

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.4%

11-08-2012 20:38:28 | More by EvilAsh
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PTEdelman

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

07-05-2014 12:15:35 | More by PTEdelman
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superspak

Michigan

3.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, 2013 vintage bottling. Pours slightly cloudy reddish copper color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, cherry, pear, apple, light banana, bread, candi sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, pepper, herbal, allspice, and yeast earthiness. Nice aromas with solid balance and good complexity of malt, spice, and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, cherry, pear, apple, light banana, toast, candi sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, pepper, herbal, allspice, and yeast earthiness. Moderate yeast/herbal spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, cherry, pear, apple, light banana, toast, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, pepper, herbal, allspice, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice balance and complexity of yeast ester, spices, and malt flavors; with a great malt/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a slightly slick and moderately crisp/prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good spiced Belgian strong ale. All around good balance and complexity of yeast ester, spices, and malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A nicely enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2014 03:40:00 | More by superspak
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

05-30-2014 11:56:09 | More by Latarnik
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MikeWard

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

05-05-2014 17:10:56 | More by MikeWard
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

04-01-2014 01:03:35 | More by BeerForMuscle
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Valentno7

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

03-14-2014 19:41:50 | More by Valentno7
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Zetcha7x

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.4%

03-12-2014 02:11:54 | More by Zetcha7x
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Goldndomer

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

02-09-2014 23:28:55 | More by Goldndomer
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EHackbeer

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

02-08-2014 04:38:38 | More by EHackbeer
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NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

02-06-2014 21:57:52 | More by NonicPanic
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khargro2

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

01-24-2014 01:45:59 | More by khargro2
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Budinetz

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.7%

01-20-2014 09:14:05 | More by Budinetz
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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.4%

01-18-2014 21:23:13 | More by Lehighace06
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lisahope27

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +22%

01-05-2014 20:14:17 | More by lisahope27
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dvanhandel

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +22%

01-01-2014 19:31:47 | More by dvanhandel
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timwardjr

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

12-30-2013 19:12:27 | More by timwardjr
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.7%

12-28-2013 14:27:57 | More by waddellc2
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dinojrbtom

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

12-28-2013 01:03:56 | More by dinojrbtom
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YeastEnthusiast

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

12-20-2013 23:28:16 | More by YeastEnthusiast
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CreightonSM

New York

4/5  rDev +8.4%

12-16-2013 13:49:18 | More by CreightonSM
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racingkenny14

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -45.8%

12-15-2013 02:47:15 | More by racingkenny14
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Iamstryker

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +22%

12-10-2013 17:13:58 | More by Iamstryker
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microbrewlover

Pennsylvania

4.36/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This brew pours a reddish color with a small off white head. The head dissipates quickly however moderate lacing remains on the glass until the end.

The smell is heavy on spices, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, orange peels and wheat.

The taste follows the nose, cinnamon and the other spices hit first then and orange taste comes in followed by a wheat like taste then finishing with peppery hops. Everything is well balanced.

The mouthfeel is crisp and spicy, there is a good amount of carbonation. A small amount of hop oil remains on the tongue after swallowing.

Overall this is a very well balanced brew. Although this is billed as a Spiced Beer, and it is, the spices, along with the high, (10.5%) alcohol content make it a good choice for a winter warmer.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2013 23:31:36 | More by microbrewlover
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thampel09

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

12-03-2013 14:41:50 | More by thampel09
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Rude Elf's Reserve from Allentown Brew Works
83 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.