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Tröegs Mad Elf - Tröegs Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,964 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,964
Reviews: 1,149
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 15.54%
Wants: 147
Gots: 433 | 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%

mick6448, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

goalie33, Nov 17, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

jordanmiller, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

bradklingel, Nov 17, 2011
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

cestlavie, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

vonburgey, Nov 17, 2011
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

coreyfmcdonald, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

virinow, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

rbrefbeerman, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

RyanPS, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

SaintJonah, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of jtierney89
4.3/5  rDev +11.4%

Pours a hazy dark orange or amber color with a thin lace of head. Alcohol smell is apparent instantly. Some dark fruit and spice on the back of the nose.

Surprisingly tastes like a Belgian ale and isn't nearly as sweet and sugary as I thought it would be. Slightly sweet up front, hints of cherries, cinnamon, cloves, and dark fruits, nothing to over powering. Spicy balancing finish with a very warming swallow from the high alcohol.

This beer ended up being a lot different than I thought it would be but in a good way. Big and full in body but not syrupy like I imagined.

jtierney89, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

sideshowe, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

ej285701, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

rjvanston, Nov 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

kenzak, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

JoeBartender, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of dorianmarley
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Appearance is deep, ruby red with gold hints. Nearly no head and no lacing.

Nose is a sweet blend of cherries, malt, and hops.

Taste is lots of sweet, caramel malt. Cherry is surprisingly (and excellently) nuanced. There are also cashews, medium alcohol, and biscuity yeast.

Mouthfeel is very smooth, but the finish leaves an unsavory, murky astringency.

Overall, well-made like all Troeg, but is held back from being great by a tough, murky finish.

dorianmarley, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

plumcrazyfx, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

BierBliss, Nov 16, 2011
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3.48/5  rDev -9.8%

Poured from a 12oz bottle. Enjoyed at home with studying for the BJCP exam. Great appearance, a nice Cherry/Amber color. The nose smelled of honey and cherries, with a slight hint of a clear alcohol scent. The taste is balanced and smooth, with robust fruit and honey flavors.

evilgeniusluke, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

KGarrett, Nov 16, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Bigtimmy, Nov 15, 2011
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

richbrew, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Jpriano, Nov 15, 2011
Tröegs Mad Elf from Tröegs Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 2,964 ratings.