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Tröegs Mad Elf - Tröegs Brewing Company

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3,339 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,339
Reviews: 1,174
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 15.5%
Wants: 191
Gots: 630 | 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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured 12 oz. bottle into snifter glass

A- Nice brown color with a slight reddish hue

S- I smell the cherries! I also smell Belgian yeast and alcohol. This smells a bit like cleaning solvent...with a hint of banana.

T- Well, it certainly doesn't TASTE like cleaning solvent. I can taste the Belgian yeast. It's more subtle than I thought. I taste sugar cherries and alcohol. Maybe some spices.

M- Mouthfeel is great. It's smooth and has just the right "prickly" with the carbonation. It's not too thick, and it's not cloying.

O- This is a unique beer. I am glad I finally got to try it and I got to try a fresh one. I think I will pick up a 6 pack and lay some down. I think when some of the heat burns off, even more of the subtle flavors will come out. I can see why this is a holiday favorite!

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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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Tröegs Mad Elf from Tröegs Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 3,339 ratings.