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Tröegs Mad Elf - Tröegs Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,936 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,936
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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ridgeline23

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

12-25-2013 04:27:13 | More by ridgeline23
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pvsob

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Appearance - Ruby/orange color with a nice head that fades quickly and leaves some lacing.

Smell - Cherries, honey, some spices, and a little alcohol as the brew warms.

Taste - Pretty much the same as the smell.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium with very little carbonation.

Overall/Drinkability - Definitely a sipper. A great warming brew that needs to be enjoyed slowly. This beer seems to be on the threshold of greatness, but needs a tad more character to really blow me away. Not my favorite offering from Troegs, but give it a try if you run across a single or sixer. I going to cellar the rest of this six pack and see what its like come Spring. Cheers!

01-12-2007 21:12:58 | More by pvsob
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jameyp

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

12-14-2012 00:50:56 | More by jameyp
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MalKen

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

03-15-2013 16:52:21 | More by MalKen
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deonreds

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-20-2012 08:49:18 | More by deonreds
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scmoore81

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

04-19-2013 14:50:04 | More by scmoore81
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akang

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-12-2013 00:33:16 | More by akang
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Dirtinabottle

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-19-2012 01:37:20 | More by Dirtinabottle
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steelslug92

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-07-2013 20:40:29 | More by steelslug92
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csurowiec

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-28-2013 16:24:11 | More by csurowiec
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NearTheGrove

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-02-2013 19:25:23 | More by NearTheGrove
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mmulebarn

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

12-08-2013 21:43:59 | More by mmulebarn
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WVUbrew

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

04-01-2014 03:10:58 | More by WVUbrew
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jaltland

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-01-2014 19:56:48 | More by jaltland
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TerrygeorgeFiske

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-03-2014 00:37:59 | More by TerrygeorgeFiske
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bbrown12

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-05-2013 04:20:37 | More by bbrown12
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jayhunter357

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

12-21-2013 17:43:37 | More by jayhunter357
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uustal

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Pours ruby red with the slightest of off-white heads. Vanishes right away. Belgian spices and hints of cherry on the nose. Alcohol as well. Belgian spicy start to the flavor, not too agressive, but present. A bit of a saison-like funk as well. Viscous malts follow. Sweet, thick, caramel malt, hints of alcohol and the slightest hint of woodsy vanilla. Cherries and a bit more crisp spiciness closes it out.

02-12-2012 05:02:51 | More by uustal
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akajimmyd

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Appearance – Not much head or lacing. Reddish hue.

Smell – Sweet malts and spice, subtle hints of fruit.

Taste – I get prunes or dark fruit up front followed by spice and a little bite of alcohol.

Mouthfeel- Sweet up front. Full, full body. Finishes with a little too much astringent alcohol.

Drinkability – A winter warmer through and through. Many characteristics that remind me of a barleywine. Tremendous and serious brew. Be careful, quite drinkable.

02-02-2006 01:45:39 | More by akajimmyd
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BierReise

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Poured a nearly clear cherry red color with no head at all. Just a thin ring of foam around the edge of the glass. Aroma is fruity and malty with strong notes of sweet cherries. I also detect yeast in the aroma. Has a nice crispness like a Belgian Tripel. Flavor is sugary sweet and syrupy with lots of cherries. Alcohol is well hidden, a pleasurable brew.

11-28-2003 22:08:23 | More by BierReise
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

04-27-2013 16:43:01 | More by Jason1337
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Profchaos20

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-12-2012 22:31:39 | More by Profchaos20
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MSL94

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-24-2013 15:28:19 | More by MSL94
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wdarcy77

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

12-03-2012 16:17:04 | More by wdarcy77
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brutalist

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-27-2012 23:42:15 | More by brutalist
Tröegs Mad Elf from Tröegs Brewing Company
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