Tröegs Mad Elf - Tröegs Brewing Company

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3,399 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,399
Reviews: 1,188
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 15.5%
Wants: 196
Gots: 667 | FT: 21
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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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of dar482
3.61/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The color is this beautiful clear deep red amber with a bit of a faint head.

The aroma immediate hits of Belgian yeast. Candied sugar sweetness, dried sweet cherries, a bit of honey. Very much of that Belgian dark/quad character.

The flavor follows with liqueur cherries, banana Belgian yeastiness, a bit of dried figs, some candied sugar sweetness, lots of spice of clove, anise, black pepper, combined with a good amount of alcohol. The finish has this maltiness for a bit and then subsides to a clean finish.

The body is medium with lots of carbonation to uplift the beer.

A decent holiday ale that is very faithful to the Belgian tradition. A bit boozy and thin on the flavor.

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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

A: medium amber and clear, with orange-red hues; slim cap of foam was reduced to a thin, tan collar within minutes

S: malty and sweet, like honey and cherry, with some spice notes and floral aromas

T: sweet and fruity, spices and flowers, some hints toward tart cherry

M: thin and slick, light in body, creamy

O: a bit too thin for my tastes, being as how it lacks the crispness of a pale ale; the cherry and honey are appreciable, and the ale is suitable for the holidays for sure.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of BillDon
3.18/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

22 oz bomber bottle.

2013 vintage

Can't figure this one out. Can tell its 11% abv beer in smell and taste. There is hint of cherries and sweetness from the honey. There is a definite burn up front and afterwards.

Would like to have a few to put in the cellar to see how it ages but not worth the money.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Tröegs Mad Elf from Tröegs Brewing Company
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