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Tröegs Mad Elf - Tröegs Brewing Company

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87
very good

2,896 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,896
Reviews: 1,148
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 15.54%
Wants: 138
Gots: 405 | FT: 20
Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Hop Bitterness (IBU's) : 15
Color (SRM) : Ruby Red
Availability: Seasonal, 12 oz. & 3L bottles, 1/2 and 1/6 kegs (contact your local retailer to pre-order)
Malts: Pilsner, Munich, Chocolate
Hops: Saaz, Hallertau
Yeast: Spicy Yeast
Pennsylvania Honey West Coast Cherries

(Beer added by: WilliamPhilaPa on 12-14-2002)
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erz316

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3.3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into westmalle chalice

no head on the beer at all! how odd for a belgian. the body is a very nice black tea colour, and completely diaphanous and transparent. the nose is fairly strong, even more so when pouring and there is some foam. the nose is a good combo of fermented cherries, sweetness (the honey I'm guessing), and an elusive malt body-- one second it is quite strong, the next I can't find it. the only way I could tell this is a dark strong is from the intense boozy fruit, but no other real belgian characteristics. the taste is lacking quite a lot as well, too sweet, no spice, no booze, no real fruity characgter, just kind of a honey-sweet malt mixture. the feel is decent, a bit under carbonated; the drinkability is not, it is too sweet and not anything close to the way I imagine the style.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2009 03:46:53 | More by erz316
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Tröegs Mad Elf from Tröegs Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 2,896 ratings.