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Scratch Beer (Naked Elf) - Tröegs Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

64 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.99%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Naked Elf takes a hard look at the less-is-more theory. Ever since we developed The Mad Elf, we’ve speculated what it would taste like without the cherries and honey. So what lies beneath the fruit? Naked Elf is unfiltered, so the spicy yeast taste is more prominent in this strong, hazy orange ale. The combination of the Pilsner, and Vienna malts give a lot of body and minimal sweetness, but Naked Elf has a dry finish. Finally, the heat of the alcohol makes its presence known in the finish. The Naked Elf’s finest quality is the delicate balancing act between a lively yeast kick and a slight alcohol note that lingers in the back of the mouth—constantly reminding us not to overindulge in this complex, warming elixir.

(Beer added by: apintofknowledge on 08-12-2012)
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.65/5  rDev -4.5%

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass from the tasting. Much thanks for the bottle K! I think this is the right one?

A nice golden apricot body color, just crystal clear with tan like collar.

Real interesting nose. Hints of booze and cherry, like a classic winter warmer, but there's some real nice minty leafy quality as well.

Interesting palate and flavors though. Mild malt backbone with still a cherry fruit quality. REal interesting mouthfeel with some borderline wetness but good coating in the palate. Good finish, and some strange interesting light charring that is a bit ashen like.

Overall not too bad. I am not the biggest fan of Mad Elf but I am always up for the scratch series.

08-11-2014 23:14:35 | More by smakawhat
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Scratch Beer (Naked Elf) from Tröegs Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.