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Tröegs Mad Elf - Tröegs Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,968 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,968
Reviews: 1,149
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 15.54%
Wants: 148
Gots: 437 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

dan027, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of popery
3.29/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From notes, 1/28/11. Bottle. This beer is a bit of a sweet mess. It certainly drinks smoother than its 11% abv, but that’s the best thing about it. It pours a very red amber color with a small off-white head. The aroma is sugar cane, cherries, honey and some fruity Belgian yeast notes. The taste is sweet with a somewhat cloyingly sweet finish. It’s just a bit of a mess. The flavors don’t really clash, but it’s cloying upon cloying. It’s actually a lot like what I imagine an elf would drink, a sort of fruity beer nectar. Mouthfeel is sticky but otherwise fine. I’m being a bit harsh, but it’s just too over-the-top for me. Lots of sweet flavors in this one.

popery, Jan 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

rangr514, Jan 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

BierMeister21, Jan 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

shehateme, Jan 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

beeragate, Jan 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Haywire, Jan 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Kelp, Jan 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

hopandbarley28, Jan 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

VDSM, Jan 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

bigeyedfish89, Jan 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

InsuranceGuy, Jan 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

dcguitar, Jan 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Ecxeeder616, Jan 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

dfurick, Jan 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Brew33, Jan 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

ubenumber2, Jan 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

cfalovo97, Jan 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

dtx00, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of JudoJeff
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

From tap, this was dark, burgandy/amber color. It smelled and tasted of dark but sweet cherries with mulling-type spices. Neither the sweetness nor spice was overpowering as in some other similar strong dark ales. Drinking this is very much like drinking Christmas, back before it became commercialized.

JudoJeff, Jan 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

jurbanik, Jan 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

DomingoOrtiz, Jan 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

drummermattie02, Jan 19, 2013
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3.55/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Clear ruby color with two fingers of head that quickly recedes. No lacing.

S - Belgian funkiness, fruity.

T - I definitely get the cherry flavor immediately. Very sweet. Caramel and dark candied fruits. Yeasty.

M - Slightly syrupy. Full bodied with medium carbonation.

O - This is definitely a sipping beer due to the sweetness and high ABV. Unique mixture of flavors. I would get this again.

thlayli87, Jan 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Circleo12, Jan 18, 2013
Tröegs Mad Elf from Tröegs Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 2,968 ratings.