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Tröegs Mad Elf - Tröegs Brewing Company

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87
very good

3,365 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 3,365
Reviews: 1,179
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 15.5%
Wants: 194
Gots: 646 | 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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Photo of scotorum
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 10/15/14. Two months old.

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Samuel Adams nonick

a; Clear copper with virtually no head or lacing. 3.25

s: Ripe dark fruit, 3.5

t: Dark ripe fruit followed by moderate hop bite. Some alcohol throat burn. 3.75

m: Medium, good body, some carbonation tingle. 3.75

o: Sweet and fruiity, as might be expected of a brew made with honey and cherries. The combination tastes more like plums but it hides most of the alcohol in this unusual high ABV beverage. Net effect is a good strong holiday ale.3.75

Photo of AricGresko
4.01/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lanstrum
3.04/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

An interesting beer for the holiday

Photo of BeerBeast
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JooJooEyeballs
1.2/5  rDev -69%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Amount of Honey used is over-the-top with the amount of Cherries being over-the-top-of-the-top. A simply ridiculous beer by the master brewer Chris Troeg!

Photo of Jack_Frost79
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wolberjs
3.51/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of soulcougher
4.01/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ShadyRigglesbee
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alucard
3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SteveLimoncello
3.3/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AllanPatchin1016
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Johnroby
3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Natedelattre
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mpolewan
3.2/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of frlrv1020
4.01/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jbarletto
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopBomb515
3.76/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Ruby red with a small off white head that fades very fast and leaves no lacing. Aromas of cherries, honey, caramel, light chocolate, and medicinal. Taste opens heavy cherry and honey flavor, slight medicinal quality, burnt caramel and alcohol heat comes through. Well carbonated up front gives way to a smooth finish and full body. This is a nice change of pace, but alcohol heat and medicinal flavors keep it from being truly great.

Photo of JonB25
4.55/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EuphonicHops
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MouldyCrow
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of baconfromwalmart
3.55/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigRizz62
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of pDubs
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Tröegs Mad Elf from Tröegs Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 3,365 ratings.