Tröegs The Mad Elf | Tröegs Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
3,933 Ratings
Tröegs The Mad ElfTröegs The Mad Elf
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
troegs.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

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

Added by WilliamPhilaPa on 12-14-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,933
Reviews:
1,272
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
15.06%
 
 
Wants:
233
Gots:
1,142
For Trade:
24
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Photo of _nickg_
4.27/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of petrusek23
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BergBeer
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LJTate
4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Trentt2
4.32/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ems_backpack
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cycle69
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lupercmda
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of heddar33
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bkwhoppa66
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Narthax
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jmerchlinsky
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of user785335
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of opierce
4.54/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is my go to winter/Christmas ale. Its great a stand alone beer, doesn't mix well food because the cherry and honey flavor is so strong. But it is so rich, easy to sip on in cold winter nights.

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4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Unholybeansauce
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Babalu614
4.85/5  rDev +26%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of bcsbeer
3.18/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DMc8ride
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of digitalflood
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kinney1989
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.76/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

All Belgian Strong Ale all day. Belgian yeast esters, banana, cloves and caramel. Not getting much Cherry flavor. Belgian candi sugar sweetness. Somewhat dry finish. Medium thick mouth feel. Smooth. Pretty good.

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Photo of 88caprice
4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Overall: Complex, sweet, and spicy. A believable Belgian strong dark ale that delivers a cherry hint without being medicinal. Beware of the ABV.

Look: ruby red meets amber tea. Head quickly dissipated.
Smell: faint of cherries, sweet, Belgian yeast spice. Bready with a slight metallic and bubblegum hint.
Taste: sweet, dark bread, hint of cherries and dried dark fruits. The yeast gives a spicy character. Alcohol presence.
Feel: Smooth and full bodied. Thick.

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Photo of ZiggyZag
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

From tap, Looks great. Amber brown yet clear view. Lacing died, but that isn't the taste-related Part. Smell of fruity yeast and sweet dark fruits. Smooth at 11% not a bit of alcohol. One of the most interesting and accessible strongs ever.
Truly 4.5 star.

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Tröegs The Mad Elf from Tröegs Brewing Company
3.85 out of 5 based on 3,933 ratings.
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