Rude Elf's Reserve (formerly Rudolph's Reserve) - Bethlehem Brew Works
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Reviews by dmamiano:
4.8/5 rDev +26.6%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Had this beer at the sister brewery, Allentown Brew works.
Color was dark brown, virtually no head wth minimal lacing.
Served in a chalice.
Smell was reat, belgian malts, yeasts highly noticeable. Fruity in the nose, figs, dates and some peppery notes as well.
Taste was awesome. Smooth, yeasty and full. Very spicey wit ha big peppery finish.
Very good beer.
Serving type: on-tap
04-06-2008 02:07:37 | More by dmamiano
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3.78/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours a brownish copper with a finger of off-white head. The head dissipates rather quickly. The most pronounced note in the nose is nutmeg. Spices and malt blend together in the flavor profile. This offering finishes with a definite and not altogether pleasant essence of alcohol. The alcohol becomes more pronounced as the beer warms. The body is a touch light for the style.
I have sampled this offering over many Christmas seasons and it has seemed to have gotten lighter with a slightly muted flavor profile as the years go by. This is still a good holiday treat, but certainly not the best Christmas ale available.
Serving type: bottle
12-26-2013 22:19:28 | More by 57md
Rude Elf's Reserve (formerly Rudolph's Reserve) from Bethlehem Brew Works
85 out of 100 based on 160 ratings.