Wicked Elf
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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Style:
Winter Warmer
Ranked #142
ABV:
8%
Score:
84
Ranked #30,669
Avg:
3.74 | pDev: 10.16%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
30
From:
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
 
United States
Avail:
Winter
Wants
  0
Gots
  8
SCORE
84
Good
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Reviews by QuakeAttack:
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4.09/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

More User Reviews:
Photo of zotzot
4.21/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of arizcards
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this with lunch at the RB Arrowhead in Glendale yesterday afternoon. $6 for a 13 oz goblet.

Beer was served amber with a nice white head.

Nose was classic Belgian yeast esters, primarily fruity notes.

Taste was classic Belgian, lighter fruits interlaced with a light malt backbone with enough hopping to keep the brew even keeled and very drinkable.

Feel was light to medium bodied and smooth.

Overall this was a nice brew. Don't see to many nice Belgian beers made here in the States!

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Photo of ejimhof
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scaliasux
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of psmith161
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zeff80
3.04/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap. Poured an opaque, dark brown color with a very small, tan head. It smelled very malty. Not much else. Very sweet with caramel and toffee. Some spices, not much balance.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mothman
3.52/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

At the Minneapolis downtown location. Light tan head. Caramel brown color. Caramel and Belgian yeast. Bready. Toffee. Sweet. Bananas.

Not really my style.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.72/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I had this on-tap in a goblet at the Rock Bottom in Seattle. They market it as a "Belgian Noël", so it's somewhere between a BSDA and a winter warmer.

Appearance: medium brown hue with moderate haze and a thin layer of light tan foam. I like it.

Smell: malty with a light sweet fruitiness and a little biscuit. Good, but the biscuit isn't to my taste.

Taste: sweetly malty with some light fruitiness and a definite toasty/biscuity character. Not as dark and dusty as I like my BSDAs, but good nonetheless.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good carbonation and a nice smooth creaminess. Great!

Overall: this isn't as deep and dark as I prefer in the style, but it is still a tasty and drinkable beer.

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Photo of thinwhiteduke
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Amp
3.09/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of NickTheGreat
4.21/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

We don’t get to RB often, but I’m always pleased with everything. The foods good, not great, and same with the beer.

L (4) – Wicked Elf is a nice dark orange/amber color. Looks inviting enough.

S (4.25) – Definitely smell the hops. Doesn’t smell especially piney or citrusey, but good.

T (4.25) – This beer tastes pretty good. Not super malty, and not much spice going on. I get more of a piney hop taste compared to the citrus ones. A nice piney hop aftertaste too. I like.

F (4) – This type of beer doesn’t have a lot to say about mouthfeel IMO. It’s light, carbed right, and not overly anything. But that’s how I want this type of beer to be.

O (4.25) – Not sure how true to the style this beer was, but it was tasty. It isn’t high IBU and it isn’t high ABV. Just a nice, pleasant beer to have with dinner. Would drink again.

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Photo of qcbrewer
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Not much if the "traditional" winter warmer. Kind of lacks any vanilla or spice notes. Kind of just a hoppy amber ale. Tasty in it's own right, just not what I expected.

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Photo of heddar33
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HoistinBrews
4.02/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of schopenhauerale
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mrosenfeld32
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JJStorm
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of JayKay412
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Rod_J
4.3/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of retry4z
3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Griggsy
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MaltLickyWithTheCandy
3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Wicked Elf from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 30 ratings