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Tröegs Mad Elf - Tröegs Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,952 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,952
Reviews: 1,149
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 15.54%
Wants: 142
Gots: 424 | 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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BrooBub

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-15-2011 03:12:54 | More by BrooBub
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buffs9

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-15-2011 03:09:15 | More by buffs9
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Dafoz44

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-15-2011 02:47:13 | More by Dafoz44
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-15-2011 01:12:05 | More by Exiled
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Elfastball7

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

11-14-2011 22:47:35 | More by Elfastball7
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sjstraub

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +29.5%

11-14-2011 21:51:04 | More by sjstraub
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OneEyedJack

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +29.5%

11-14-2011 21:42:27 | More by OneEyedJack
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kirbsicles

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-14-2011 21:12:16 | More by kirbsicles
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volta

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

11-14-2011 19:32:03 | More by volta
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vicsju1991

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-14-2011 18:48:23 | More by vicsju1991
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lpotter

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

11-14-2011 18:44:19 | More by lpotter
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-14-2011 18:18:35 | More by Jspriest
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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +29.5%

11-14-2011 18:13:43 | More by thebouch01
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TEAMHOLT

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +29.5%

11-14-2011 17:45:19 | More by TEAMHOLT
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YaKnowBrady

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

11-14-2011 17:35:13 | More by YaKnowBrady
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crashdavisinoh

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-14-2011 17:32:18 | More by crashdavisinoh
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trixdout

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-14-2011 15:33:04 | More by trixdout
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shuajw

Georgia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-14-2011 14:47:50 | More by shuajw
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Lawnboy33

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

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karlfree

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-14-2011 14:07:35 | More by karlfree
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

11-14-2011 11:32:05 | More by DaveHack
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Heatwave33

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Poured from a 12oz bottle to a Dogfish Head Snifter.

Color: Amber with an off white head.

Smell: Cherries, hops, malts and honey.

Taste: Cherries, hops, malts, honey, slight alcohol presence.

Mouthfeel: Great carbonation, smooth and slighlty dry.

Overall: Very well balanced! Couldn't tell it is 11% ABV. As it warmed up the alcohol was present but still very tastey. A great winter brew. Cheers!

11-14-2011 03:57:25 | More by Heatwave33
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Patrickbrusil

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +7%

Love those cherries!

By no means does this brew have any sour components. However, I get bowled over by smooth sweet cherries. Oh sweet sweet cherries. Super smooth.

Slightly hot. Only tiny bitterness at the end. The smell is fruity and floral. Pours a bronze clear orange amber.

Nice beer.

11-14-2011 03:43:55 | More by Patrickbrusil
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BdubleEdubleRUN

California

4.13/5  rDev +7%

Big thanks to Tanger for sending me a few of these and one of them being a 08. This review is from doing a side by side with 08 and 11.
The beer pours a amber red color with the 08 being a duller and murkier color with the 11 vibrant and clear. They both have a light tan head that fades quickly and sticks to the glass.
The 11 smell like a cherry and clove bomb, spicy, honey and alcohol. The 08 smells amazing much more balanced then the 11 with the smell a bit candy like.
The taste follows suite to the nose on both beers, the 11 was dominated by belgian flavors with clove, cherry and alcohol. The 08 tastes fantastic, its sweet yet spicy, the clove has faded off a lot revealing a balanced cherry and honey to mesh with the belgian flavors.
They both have a medium body and good carbonation. The 08 in my opinion is leaps and bounds better then the 11, if I get anymore bottles this year I will be putting them away for awhile.

11-13-2011 20:41:51 | More by BdubleEdubleRUN
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jmerloni

Massachusetts

4.9/5  rDev +26.9%

A - Mahogany to ruby in coloration, with a small but heavy cream-colored head that laces fairly lacklusterly. But this is one of the only beers whose color I haven't been able to quite describe. It's a color I've never seen and I guess it's special in that way.

S - Incredible smell. Light, FRESH maltiness, dark fruits which you can already tell are perfectly acidic and perfectly sweet in all the perfect, balanced places.

T - Off the charts delicious. Tastes like how an 11% beer should taste without all the alcohol. Achieves a very impressive flavor profile between malt and and hop. Really, really impressed by the flavors here. They're really pleasant. Cherries! Honey malts. Fresh, west coast IPA hops. An incredible mix. Almost just jawdropping.

M - Medium to light bodied, not very carbonated. Incrediblly profession makeup of each sip in this beer, though.

D - One of the only beers I've ever tried that is just unmistakably elite. And one of the only beers I've ever encountered where a brewery just set out to make it great. It doesn't fit any real description nor style. Troegs just set out to make a great, elite beer, and they have with Mad Elf, they absolutely have. Try this if you haven't, and you'll understand what I mean.

11-13-2011 15:43:26 | More by jmerloni
Tröegs Mad Elf from Tröegs Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 2,952 ratings.