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Tröegs Mad Elf - Tröegs Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,899 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,899
Reviews: 1,148
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 15.54%
Wants: 138
Gots: 407 | 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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JudoJeff

New York

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

From tap, this was dark, burgandy/amber color. It smelled and tasted of dark but sweet cherries with mulling-type spices. Neither the sweetness nor spice was overpowering as in some other similar strong dark ales. Drinking this is very much like drinking Christmas, back before it became commercialized.

Serving type: on-tap

01-20-2013 01:39:38 | More by JudoJeff
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jurbanik

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

01-20-2013 01:19:44 | More by jurbanik
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DomingoOrtiz

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

01-19-2013 23:52:49 | More by DomingoOrtiz
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drummermattie02

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-19-2013 05:29:37 | More by drummermattie02
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thlayli87

New Jersey

3.55/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Clear ruby color with two fingers of head that quickly recedes. No lacing.

S - Belgian funkiness, fruity.

T - I definitely get the cherry flavor immediately. Very sweet. Caramel and dark candied fruits. Yeasty.

M - Slightly syrupy. Full bodied with medium carbonation.

O - This is definitely a sipping beer due to the sweetness and high ABV. Unique mixture of flavors. I would get this again.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2013 23:26:49 | More by thlayli87
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Circleo12

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-18-2013 10:33:33 | More by Circleo12
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Budinetz

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

01-16-2013 23:23:09 | More by Budinetz
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Crazygenn


4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

01-16-2013 20:59:46 | More by Crazygenn
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bigred89

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-16-2013 12:38:54 | More by bigred89
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rusty3335

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

01-15-2013 17:24:58 | More by rusty3335
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mallison245

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

01-15-2013 16:52:41 | More by mallison245
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emceecue

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-15-2013 03:53:36 | More by emceecue
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Ryanmic215


4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

01-14-2013 22:14:32 | More by Ryanmic215
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johnrs

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

01-14-2013 18:31:39 | More by johnrs
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mtnwesdew

New York

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-14-2013 01:38:28 | More by mtnwesdew
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Schmuckles

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-13-2013 20:08:54 | More by Schmuckles
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-13-2013 07:05:26 | More by outoffocus
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bryseitz


4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

01-13-2013 04:16:18 | More by bryseitz
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Leinie

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

01-13-2013 01:47:03 | More by Leinie
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KatyC

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-13-2013 01:22:33 | More by KatyC
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Joshc

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

01-12-2013 18:30:57 | More by Joshc
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psugwu

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-12-2013 16:22:43 | More by psugwu
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vande

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

01-12-2013 03:28:30 | More by vande
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sDon


4.53/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A friend recommended this beer to me, and I was not disappointed.

The beer was dark and served from tap in a 16 oz pint glass. It has instant sweetness in its taste -- cherries and almonds -- that is not too intense and blends well with the general dark beer flavor. Nothing about it seems artificial or forced, as can be the case with some flavored beers.

The ABV was a bit too high and prevented long term drinking, but perhaps this cannot be avoided. I hope that I drink it again.

Serving type: on-tap

01-11-2013 23:28:58 | More by sDon
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Brunite

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-11-2013 21:54:52 | More by Brunite
Tröegs Mad Elf from Tröegs Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 2,899 ratings.