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Tröegs Mad Elf - Tröegs Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,937 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,937
Reviews: 1,149
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 15.54%
Wants: 141
Gots: 422 | 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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jka0219

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

12-17-2012 01:07:51 | More by jka0219
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Bennyblanco77


3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-10-2014 16:59:01 | More by Bennyblanco77
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sendbeer

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-14-2013 14:27:22 | More by sendbeer
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arlingtonjoe

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-09-2014 15:32:48 | More by arlingtonjoe
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frosted33

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-10-2012 01:39:06 | More by frosted33
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IPAFrankieH

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-20-2012 19:32:48 | More by IPAFrankieH
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voodoo

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

03-24-2014 14:22:48 | More by voodoo
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BrianFarragher

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-15-2014 23:53:03 | More by BrianFarragher
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BeerFreak


3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

02-28-2014 01:56:46 | More by BeerFreak
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_morandi_

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-14-2014 22:46:24 | More by _morandi_
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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

03-11-2013 05:25:03 | More by spycow
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Tsrohnek

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-14-2012 21:53:51 | More by Tsrohnek
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JKV96

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-24-2013 19:07:52 | More by JKV96
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SwillinBrew

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

I finally got to have this thanks to beerbeing.

A - an apple cider color with strawberry skin hues and what little white head was present left pretty fast. Very nice color.
S - A bit bready with some fruit and malt. Maybe a hint of cherry. I though tthe aroma would be a bit more present and strong.
T - Toasted biscuit and spice dominate this brew finishing on the sweet side with maybe some hints of cherry and honey, i think i detected that. Again, it was rather faint on my expected taste. I do believe i should go into a tasting without any expectations.
M&Dr - A dry and light medium bodied brew that is very drinkable. You cant even taste the alcohol on this spicey treat.

12-06-2005 07:44:10 | More by SwillinBrew
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seanchai

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-16-2013 22:29:38 | More by seanchai
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abcdefghijkyle

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

10-24-2012 21:14:44 | More by abcdefghijkyle
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MikeyJ777

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-01-2013 01:16:25 | More by MikeyJ777
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ryan79

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

02-20-2013 14:14:52 | More by ryan79
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sjula

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

12-22-2013 11:14:49 | More by sjula
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reynolds2121


3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-24-2012 23:53:31 | More by reynolds2121
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Mike925


3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-10-2012 17:36:48 | More by Mike925
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israel

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

A- opaque, reddish brown in appearance with a slight tan head that clings to the sides of my glass..

S - cherry cough drops with a kick..

T- mellow with a caramel flavor with some cherries and a heavy dose of honey in the aftertaste. for as much alcohol that's in this brew I really couldn't detect it like I would expect.

M- resinous with a nice amount of carbonation ad quite a bit of residual sweetness in the end.

D- undecided on this one, but the amount of alcohol in this it wasn't very noticeable which could make this a really good winter warmer to enjoy at home on a cool evening..

11-09-2008 03:54:21 | More by israel
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666_MPH

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

03-14-2014 22:37:05 | More by 666_MPH
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LoudRed

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-26-2014 01:17:13 | More by LoudRed
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obireidkenobi

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Notes from Growler Tasting -12/12/09

Growler purchased at brewery, Harrisburg, PA

Wow. Lots to talk about with this beer.

Smell - Honey and malts

Flavor - Honey, malts, cherry, some candy. Sweet notes covering the higher alcohol finish. It's a bit like fruit cake, but one you actually want.

Very drinkable, but don't drink much. It's a heavy hitter. Unless the Christmas party is that bad, lol.

09-10-2010 02:46:55 | More by obireidkenobi
Tröegs Mad Elf from Tröegs Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 2,937 ratings.