Tröegs Naked Elf - Tröegs Brewing Company
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Reviews by Phatz:
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.
Serving type: growler
07-27-2007 04:15:21 | More by Phatz
More User Reviews:
4.15/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Very nice alternative to Mad Elf . Dark Copper in color and a little sweet on the nose but really nice taste and makes you want to go back for more. Really enjoyable but not sure how many you would want in one sitting. Really enjoying at brewery out on patio - suggest you all check it out!
Serving type: on-tap
06-14-2014 22:35:07 | More by IAAOT
4.28/5 rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Great sweet Belgium style ale. Given to me as a trade from Troegs "scratch" batch. Really excellent! I liked this much better than mad elf and if it was offered for retail sale in my area I would buy this before mad elf. This beer is much cleaner and a bit sweeter without the chemically bite of mad elf.
Serving type: bottle
06-14-2014 01:20:01 | More by Realbeer1542
Tröegs Naked Elf from Tröegs Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.