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Tröegs Mad Elf - Tröegs Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,859 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,859
Reviews: 1,148
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 15.54%
Wants: 135
Gots: 390 | 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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bkaj21

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

02-08-2012 03:35:38 | More by bkaj21
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alemiester

New York

2/5  rDev -48.2%

01-13-2012 01:14:59 | More by alemiester
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BillDon

Massachusetts

3.18/5  rDev -17.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2013 01:15:50 | More by BillDon
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Poucher86

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

10-20-2012 03:06:43 | More by Poucher86
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Betajeff

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

12-06-2013 02:41:31 | More by Betajeff
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jayneo74

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-07-2014 14:32:35 | More by jayneo74
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njnj2000

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-29-2013 16:30:30 | More by njnj2000
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GETTNCRUNKED

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

10-26-2013 01:25:54 | More by GETTNCRUNKED
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Gfunk

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

03-06-2014 15:42:17 | More by Gfunk
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Tjmurray386


4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-24-2014 20:28:37 | More by Tjmurray386
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JacobMutberg

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

10-09-2012 16:28:19 | More by JacobMutberg
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thlayli87

New Jersey

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2013 23:26:49 | More by thlayli87
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Hoggo

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

04-22-2014 21:43:40 | More by Hoggo
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pinkysup

New York

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

11-23-2013 22:44:18 | More by pinkysup
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johnnyf27

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-03-2014 21:42:56 | More by johnnyf27
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ejmvet

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -74.1%

03-22-2014 20:31:56 | More by ejmvet
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HollandTunnels

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -74.1%

12-02-2011 22:49:00 | More by HollandTunnels
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Ozzie1111

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-31-2013 03:52:23 | More by Ozzie1111
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m_p_snyder

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

03-17-2014 01:48:12 | More by m_p_snyder
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thudean

New York

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

12-04-2013 03:55:43 | More by thudean
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pmorris71

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

12-08-2013 21:40:47 | More by pmorris71
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glass_house

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

06-19-2014 16:13:55 | More by glass_house
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dinojrbtom

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.3%

03-11-2012 01:50:03 | More by dinojrbtom
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DuqTroops

Texas

4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

reviewed - December 21, 2005

Appearance -- reddish in tint. You could tell this is a holiday ale through the color of the beer. Not much head to it as well. Looks enjoyable.

Aroma -- smells of cherries and malt. Not too hoppy. Wants me to take a sip of it.

Taste -- tastes a little bit of honey and malt. Very enjoyable.

Body -- not too heavy. Smooth on the way down and is definitely going to get more.

Drinkability -- not going to drink all the time. Only in the winter months where alcohol is needed.

Price - had to pay $50 for a case of beer. Not worth spending for th entire case. Should get it at brewery with a six pack rather than getting a case.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2005 00:27:35 | More by DuqTroops
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jeremy13586

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured in to a Mad Elf tulip

Dark amber in color. Poured a one finger off-white head. The head didn’t last too long. Looks viscous and has a syrupy sheen.

Strong alcohol is in the nose. Totally lets you know that this beer is 11%. tart cherries with a sweet finish.

Tart, hot cherries dominate the flavor of this brew. There is also some good spiciness along with it. Flavor matches the nose, except that it masks the alcohol much better than the aroma. Honey and a bit of nuttiness rounds out the taste.

Medium bodied with a nice carbonation. Smooth, but it does leave a syrupy coating in your mouth.

This is one of my favorite winter brews. It is very drinkable which is the dangerous part. The alcohol content catches up with the drinker before they even notice. Generally a crowd pleaser and a nice one to age for a couple years. Might be hard to find now, so make sure you try it next holiday season.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2012 07:06:58 | More by jeremy13586
Tröegs Mad Elf from Tröegs Brewing Company
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