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Tröegs Naked Elf - Tröegs Brewing Company

Tröegs Naked Elf
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88
very good

100 Ratings
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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.35%


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:
No notes at this time.

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

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-29-2013 21:58:19 | More by ScottO
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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Pennsylvania

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TimoP

Pennsylvania

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New York

2.25/5  rDev -43.2%

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

12-22-2013 01:57:19 | More by shehateme
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%

11-29-2013 23:20:28 | More by dfhhead25
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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Chugs13

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

11-24-2013 22:08:36 | More by Chugs13
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Good head (end of the keg) that lasts throughout the tasting. No lace though. Hazy, amber color.

Strong candy sugar aroma. A bit of alcohol and dark cherry. Very much like a barley wine, but without sherry aspects.

First impression is the watery aspect to the body. The low carbonation enhances this. The flavor starts off surprisingly soft but the sugars and the unexpected hop touch take over. The alcohol is pronounced. All of this comes together in the swallow nicely. The aftertaste is strong but dies rapidly. Thin bodied considering the sugars. Low carbonation.

Serving type: on-tap

11-23-2013 17:38:24 | More by smcolw
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1%

11-08-2013 13:43:35 | More by InspectorBob
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gillagorilla

Maryland

3.33/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Had on tap at the Hudson Street Stackhouse (from notes).

A: Amber brown with lacing.

S: Sweet and malty.

T: Wheaty, yeasty, with some malt and bread. Eh.

M: Smooth with some massage bubbles.

O: A stripped down Mad Elf, which I wasn't a big fan of. Different.

Serving type: on-tap

10-29-2013 03:21:36 | More by gillagorilla
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

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Maryland

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09-25-2013 23:12:37 | More by BillRoth
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

09-19-2013 19:29:35 | More by ejimhof
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taylor714914

Pennsylvania

3.46/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

 

Naked elf if certainly, well, naked.  A solid example of a Belgium Strong Ale, but with a yeast reminiscent of dreamweaver.  I’m personally not a fan of Mad Elf as I think it is medicinal, but the naked elf shows what’s underneath those cloths.  The strong sweet malt backbone is there, and the Belgium-esque yeast really develops the flavors associated with strong ales.  The mouthfeel is solid.  Not too carbonated, allowing for that slightly syrupy feel. While not my favorite style, it is still one I can respect for being done well. 

Serving type: on-tap

09-11-2013 18:34:34 | More by taylor714914
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Jonny_go_Lately

Pennsylvania

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ROGUE16

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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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Kimbo1318

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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HoppyKilaMonster

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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JSkone09

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%

07-28-2013 14:36:28 | More by JSkone09
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Tröegs Naked Elf from Tröegs Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.