Rude Elf's Reserve | Allentown Brew Works

Rude Elf's ReserveRude Elf's Reserve
BA SCORE
58.2%
Liked This Beer
3.69 w/ 196 ratings
Rude Elf's ReserveRude Elf's Reserve
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Allentown Brew Works
Pennsylvania, United States
thebrewworks.com

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ClockworkOrange on 02-08-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#28,576
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
196
Liked:
114
Avg:
3.69/5
pDev:
16.53%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
24
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 196 |  Reviews: 47
Photo of Brewlinson
3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Joelski
3.11/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of q33jeff
3.06/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle to snifter.

Dark brown color, with a hint of red, clear. No head.

Aroma is wine, cranberry, cherry.

Taste is cherry, fruitcake, grape, apple, yeast,....nothing strong though, except the high alcohol.

Mouthfeel is thin and flat.

Poor Man's Troegs Mad Elf, without the pepper. Update: I actually ranked this #1 of 19 in the 2015 blind Christmas beer tasting. I think that is a mistake, but I've upped my numbers somwhat for it. I have one bottle left and will test it again against some of the better holiday brews.

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Photo of malprep
4.08/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tim007007
3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Luweezy
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brheuer
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drdiesel9483
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look - Golden brown without much head
Smell - banana clove and cinnamon.
Taste - similar to the smell but with a lot of clove and really sweet
Feel - medium body with medium to light carbonation
Overall - not a fan. Too sweet and to much clove

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Photo of ncarter5889
3.6/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of joeygatorhands
4.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dodo2step
3.42/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

P- Giant Beer Garden in Hampden Township

A- a reddish pour with a half finger frothy head that runs off quickly. splotchy lacing left on the pint.

S- cinnamon, clove, banana and grain. a gorgeous nose but let's see if the taste matches.

F- clove, banana and then cinnamon. the clove tends to over dominate which hurts the overall flavor a bit.

M- heavy bodied and spiced with lots of Christmas spices. a def sipper.

O- this is an above average beer. the spices come out great in the nose but tend to cross each other up in the flavor.

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Photo of jhartley
4.04/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a deep reddish brown color body with a slight white head that disappeared quickly. No lacing left in the glass.
Smells of Belgian yeast, clove and some cinnamon.
Tastes plenty of spice, clove, cinnamon, some nutmeg along with banana and some funkiness and a little alcohol on the end.
Mouth feel is full of spice and surprisingly finishes dry. Didn't pick up on the 10.5% at all!
Overall, much better than I was expecting. A great winter time beer to warm you up on a Christmas Eve or during Nor'Easter Blizzard. Glad I picked up this Elf as it wasn't that rude to me at all; was actually accommodating!

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Photo of greyghost86
4.39/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Jake_eff
3.64/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KonigObHops
2.38/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

This beer poured a cloudy dark copper color with an off-white to tan head which dissipated rapidly.

The bouquet was nice. It smelled spicy with clove being the strongest scent. It also had hints of banana and perhaps nutmeg.

Sadly, the taste of this beer was disappointing from start to finish. The clove taste in this beer was overpowering. Up front, all I got was cloves. The middle and the finish were also dominated by cloves. There was some slight banana flavor in the middle, but it was no match for the clove taste.

The feel of the beer was light and crisp.

Overall, this was not an enjoyable beer. I could have had the same experience from smoking a clove cigarette.

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Photo of JNForsyth
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of victory4me
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of jodybrutal
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Pav5069
2.25/5  rDev -39%

Photo of Ludwigkpa
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of GetTheYayo
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of StaindProject86
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of ILuvBeer
3.44/5  rDev -6.8%

Rude Elf's Reserve from Allentown Brew Works
Beer rating: 58.2% out of 100 with 196 ratings
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