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Tröegs Mad Elf - Tröegs Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,993 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,993
Reviews: 1,150
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 15.54%
Wants: 160
Gots: 446 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

ridgeline23, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of pvsob
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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!

pvsob, Jan 12, 2007
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

jameyp, Dec 14, 2012
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MalKen, Mar 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

deonreds, Nov 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

scmoore81, Apr 19, 2013
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akang, Jul 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Dirtinabottle, Nov 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

steelslug92, Nov 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

csurowiec, Aug 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

NearTheGrove, Jan 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

mmulebarn, Dec 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

WVUbrew, Apr 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

jaltland, Jan 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

TerrygeorgeFiske, Jul 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

bbrown12, Jan 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

jayhunter357, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of uustal
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

uustal, Feb 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

akajimmyd, Feb 02, 2006
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

BierReise, Nov 28, 2003
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Jason1337, Apr 27, 2013
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Profchaos20, Nov 12, 2012
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MSL94, Nov 24, 2013
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wdarcy77, Dec 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

brutalist, Nov 27, 2012
Tröegs Mad Elf from Tröegs Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 2,993 ratings.