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Tröegs Mad Elf - Tröegs Brewing Company

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2,992 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,992
Reviews: 1,149
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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5/5  rDev +29.5%

jaidenjb, Nov 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

xnicknj, Nov 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

kayrex, Nov 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

jhatweb, Nov 29, 2011
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

RobertColianni, Nov 29, 2011
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

KenC, Nov 29, 2011
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3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear coppery amber in color. It poured with a quarter-finger high off white head that died down, leaving a ring of bubbles on the surface around the edge of the glass and eventually completely fading away.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of spices in the nose along with notes of cherries.
T: The taste is similar to the smell – spicy flavors stand out in front of notes of cherries. There is also a bit of sweetness and flavors of honey.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a bit of dryness in the finish.
O: Despite the strength of this beer, the alcohol is hardly noticeable. It is a good sipping beer.

metter98, Nov 28, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

jrpacman, Nov 28, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

drewburning25, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

pjs234, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

jstewart1130, Nov 28, 2011
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4.28/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A beer I've been psyched to try for a while and finally got around to trying it. Bought a bomber of this for about $6. Pours an orange/red color, alcohol and cherry smell to it. Taste is complex and dangerously tasty. Medium bodied, great mouthfeel. The honey and cherry flavors really shine through, and the beer remains well balanced throughout. Being 11% ABV, the alcohol has a presence so this is a sipper for sure. A pleasure to drink, tons of complexity and tastiness to get through... will most likely be buying a few more of these before the winter season is through.

oriolesfan4, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

anyhoodle, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

celticfutblclub, Nov 28, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Crystal clear and deep ruby red in color with some amber highlights; thin white head forms with excellent lacing.

S: Spicy Belgian yeast up front with sweet cherry notes right behind. Slightly floral and overall aromatic and cheery. Biscuity, caramelly malt in there as well.

T: Mad Elf is sweet with Belgian spice and juicy cherry flavor dominating. Sweet toasty malt flavor in the middle. Belgian candied cherry character lingers on the palate with mild to no bitterness. Finishes spicy-sweet as a hot alcohol note warms the tongue.

M: Body is medium-full and very creamy. This is where it really hits the mark. Lightly carbonated, slick and chewy, but not syrupy.

O: ABV is hidden well; highly drinkable for the booze content. A great American holiday adaptation of a Belgian style. I always come back to this one year after year.

turnstile, Nov 28, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

dvanhandel, Nov 27, 2011
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

QuickSilver08, Nov 27, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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Tröegs Mad Elf from Tröegs Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 2,992 ratings.