Rude Elf's Reserve (formerly Rudolph's Reserve) - Bethlehem Brew Works
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Ratings: 166 | Reviews: 93 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by happy4hoppybeer:
4/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On-tap at restaurant.
Luscious ruby-red, fairly dark. With very thin, minimal head. Almost no lacing to speak of.
Notes of spice, a little cinnamon and a dominant alcoholic component. A little malt sweetness here and there.
Medium mouth, light carbonation with flavors of spice, sweetness and alcohol. Not bad.
Serving type: on-tap
12-27-2011 01:52:43 | More by happy4hoppybeer
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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 166 ratings.