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Rude Elf's Reserve (formerly Rudolph's Reserve) - Bethlehem Brew Works

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Rude Elf's Reserve (formerly Rudolph's Reserve)Rude Elf's Reserve (formerly Rudolph's Reserve)

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BA SCORE
85
very good

166 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 15.57%
Wants: 9
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bethlehem Brew Works visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: goindownsouth on 12-08-2002)
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Reviews by Edwin:
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Edwin

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a nice brownish/amber with a creamy white head that was on top from start to finish.

Smell - Smells of cherries and spices (cinnamon, etc). A nice aroma, very fit for the holidays.

Taste - I dare to say that this offering is eerily similar to the Troeg's Mad Elf, but with a tad more spiciness in lieu of the cherry flavor. It's a winner!

Mouthfeel - Very smooth and non-offensive.

Drinkability - Pretty good. I could have a few of these without flinching. The sweetness may become a tad overbearing at times if that's not what you're into.

Overall - A very nice holiday sampling. Nice spiciness and some complexity, but all in all reminds me of the Mad Elf. A+!

Serving type: on-tap

01-02-2004 20:40:50 | More by Edwin
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Rude Elf's Reserve (formerly Rudolph's Reserve) from Bethlehem Brew Works
85 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.