Tröegs Mad Elf - Tröegs Brewing Company

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3,407 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 3,407
Reviews: 1,189
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 15.5%
Wants: 196
Gots: 675 | 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%

Photo of Scrapss
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour into a turbinator.

A nice dark red. off white head dissipates to a thin disk. not over carbed.

S: cherries, strong dark phenolics. lemon, slight bready yeast.

T: Some mild yeasts and some neutral sweet notes led by tart cherries. Some spicy booze, mild dark malts and tart dark fruits. Hint of bitter chocolate. Dry.

M: creamy due to carbonation. Dry malty finish with volatile dark fruit notes. spicy. boozy at ultimate finish.

O: Not terribly complex, a straightforward example of the style. Would not turn down.

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4.04/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Aschap
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of tkdchampxi
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This beer is better on draft than in the bottle. Sometimes it comes off a little too boozy, but it has nice holiday flavors, and there are some good citrus, orange, and spice notes.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Glennlawless
3.43/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a 16oz Tulip.

A - Nice one one finger head, amber and see through and color and lots of bubbles. really good looking beer.

S - Smell cherry right away...and dark fruits and some hidden booze.

T - very dry and Super sweet. just cherries in the beggining and all the carbonation and spiciness of the brew hits you finishes with a kiss of alcohol and lingering cherry. Not bitter at all and no noticable hop presence actually breaks through. not noticing the honey. maybe its balancing out the alcohol at the end possibly?

M - Very dry and super carbonated.

Overall this was a pretty good beer. It definetley would not be my first pic but its a super talked about beer in the winter time so i figured it was time to pop the mad elf cherry haha. This beer is a definite sipper, and you can somewhat tell its 11%abv. just a ton of sweetness( probably the honey now that i think about it, duh...) and a ton of cherry. with some very mild heat from the alcohol. its a pretty nice beer. I wouldnt get it again, but id never turn it down.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Tröegs Mad Elf from Tröegs Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 3,407 ratings.