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Tröegs Mad Elf - Tröegs Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

3,496 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 3,496
Reviews: 1,205
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 15.25%
Wants: 194
Gots: 754 | FT: 23
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:
Beer added by: WilliamPhilaPa on 12-14-2002

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: Ratings & Reviews
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served in a snifter glass.

pours a clear dark amber/ruby tone with a finger of off-white head that quickly recedes into a thin collar around the glass; patchy lacing.

nose smacks of sweet malts; lots of candied fruits, cherry, and a touch of honey. nice aroma but makes me worry it will be too sweet. (a concern that fortunately isn't realized.) flavor follows the nose with a strong front of sweet maltiness; however it never crosses into the dreaded cloying realm. cherry presence lasting through the finish, where the 11% ABV (unsurprisingly) is most noticeable. enjoyable brew, if nothing mindblowing.

medium bodied mouthfeel, average carbonation; feels nice in the mouth... drinks dangerously well for an 11-percenter.

originally reviewed: 12-07-2010

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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle was poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: The beer is amber orange with great clarity. Little layer of foam and lots of bubbles coming up throughout the glass. The mad elf is alive folks. Nice lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: apples, belgian candy, bready yeast, tart cherries, honey, vanilla, spices, and some pears.

Taste: All of the above blended together well. Tastes good and the alcohol is slightly noticeable. This beer is delicious.

Mouthfeel: smooth, medium carbonation, medium bodied, and easy enouugh on the palate to drink.

Overall: Solid beer. I have had this before and happy to have stumbled upon this beer the other day in the back of the store.

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Tröegs Mad Elf from Tröegs Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 3,496 ratings.