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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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Ratings: 150 | Reviews: 38 | Display Reviews Only:
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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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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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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up in Totowa this past weekend, as it was the last one in stock and seemingly different than what else was new on the shelf this year. Indeed it was, but it there was a bit too much going on here to truly be enjoyable. Yes, it was strong, spicy, and Belgian-inspired but with that being said, it took a while to take everything in and enjoy. The carbonation was high too but in this case, that was good as it ensured that the flavors didn't stick around too long during each sip. Even though this was listed as a herbed/spiced beer, it wasn't that far away from being a Trippel, once the sweetness was taken into consideration!

The pour to this was a hazelnut brown with a pretty fluffy head that quickly settled. Not a lot of lacing here as what little stuck to the side slid after each sip slowly slide down the side of my pint glass. Lots of brown sugar and yeast to the nose and even more of it in the taste, a hint of ginger thrown in for good measure. The cinnamon took a while to kick in but it was there and complemented the ginger nicely. Not a lot of hops to this and even less body, as this was quite thin. The yeast wore off quickly and what was left was some faint candied cherry and as the brown sugar and ginger stuck around in the aftertaste, with just a hint of toffee-like stickiness thrown in for good measure.

Lots of booze here, which was a bit of a detriment to this beer. It felt strong and certainly put the "warmer" into this stylistically. While this was enjoyable, there wasn't a lot here that made this stand out and one would certainly be enough for a sitting. The spices weren't overwhelming like in a Wassail and on a cold Winter's night, this would be a fair choice, even without any accompanying food. The sweetness makes this more than a dessert unto itself.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2013 13:49:07 | More by JerzDevl2000
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Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.4%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

05-19-2013 15:12:02 | More by InspectorBob
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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.7%

05-17-2013 02:28:30 | More by dan027
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

05-10-2013 18:51:59 | More by twenty5
Rude Elf's Reserve from Allentown Brew Works
83 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.