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Tröegs Mad Elf - Tröegs Brewing Company

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3,531 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,531
Reviews: 1,215
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 15.25%
Wants: 203
Gots: 791 | FT: 22
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
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.41/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Had this on draft in Lancaster, PA (near this Brewer) over the weekend. Very Good in a warm pint glass.

Had this today in a big-boy bottle - much better - more flaverful - less head/less holding "power" BUT better mouth "feel" than on draft.

Would buy the bottle and draft again.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of tillmac62
4.19/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a beautiful ruby amber with a reasonable head and lacing. The nose is of cherries against a slight chocolate coupled with a typical Belgian yeast aroma. It also has hints of sweetness and alcohol. Almost medium body with good carbonation. Nice slick mouthfeel. A superbly balanced beer, with a flavor profile similar to the nose. Tart cherry over a nice sweetness with a chocolate background. For an 11% alcohol brew, this one hides it well - but you get the nice burn all the way through. Crisp finish with a burst of flavor from the carbonation that brings the spice flavor to the forefront. The finish is also where the alcohol becomes more evident as the beer nears room temperature.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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2/5  rDev -48.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.9/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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2/5  rDev -48.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.06/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Is there something different--and I don't mean better--about ME2013? My wife and I eagerly ordered pints last night at our favorite watering hole. We have enjoyed ME annually since about 2002, and eagerly anticipate it's release each year. But this year--at least last night, In Chester, MD--it tasted like a different brew. Very malty, as usual, but a distinct lack of the cinnamon, cardamom, anise, and other wintry spices we thought we were used to. Still drinkable, but we did not go back for seconds!

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Tröegs Mad Elf from Tröegs Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 3,531 ratings.