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Tröegs Naked Elf - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Naked Elf
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89
very good

128 Ratings
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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10%
Wants: 5
Gots: 14 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Duplicate of  http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/p ... 694/84265/ 

(Beer added by: Fish113d on 05-05-2006)
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Phatz

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Much thanks to Froggyfrog for hooking us up with a growler of Naked Elf last night at the LCB tasting. I had a glass at the tasting it was my first beer and I took notes on it then. I am finishing off the final snifter full at the moment the day after.

The Naked Elf is a stripped version of the same basic recipe as the popular Mad Elf. Mad elf is 11% this year and Naked Elf is only 6.8% ABV this year. The difference in from Mad Elf in Naked Elf there is: No Pennsylvania Honey, No West Coast Cherries, No Chocolate Malt. To me this little brother of the Mad Elf is actually much more drinkable. I enjoy Mad Elf most at a year old. This beer is a small easy drinking Dark Belgian.

Appearance: Pours a dark orange copper with an ivory head and little lacing.

Smell: Big sweet malts caramel, toasted grain fruity spicy yeast, Belgian candi sugar and more Tripel like spices, citrus and pepper.

Taste: Super smooth malty body with bready toasted caramel flavors, fruits like pears and though there is no cherry in the beer my imagination seemed to almost detect a subtle suggestion of cherry in the yeast. Maybe I was just dreaming of the elf but it is sweet and spicy. Pepper and floral hops with a nip of alcohol finish it off and linger in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: This is a slick medium body beer with just enough warming alcohol and spices to keep it lively and not impeded on the drinkability.

Drinkability: This is dangerously drinkable. I guess my workday tomorrow is glad there was only a bit of a growler left because I could easily drink this up.

Hope this is helpful.
Cheers!

Serving type: growler

07-27-2007 04:15:21 | More by Phatz
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Tröegs Naked Elf from Tröegs Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.