The Mad Elf | Tröegs Brewing Company

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3.87/5
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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
Ranking:
#9,144
Reviews:
1,284
Ratings:
4,008
pDev:
14.99%
Bros Score:
3.77
 
 
Wants:
235
Gots:
1,186
Trade:
23
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3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz shifters of the 2017 & 2015 @the Brass Tap in Baltimore

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4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.54/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

If it weren't for the sour notes, this Holiday ale would rate higher for me. It seems to be a bit conflicted because the honey & cherries are there, but they simply do not shine through against the sour Belgian yeast. Still a very enjoyable "one bottle" pour

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4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.4%
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3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -22.5%
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5/5  rDev +29.2%
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Love everything about this seasonal offering! The upfront taste is very inviting and I loved the complexity/layers of the taste with a very smooth finish!!! It had fruit Tasting with some additional tastings of sweetness with the yeast. Awesome!!!

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4/5  rDev +3.4%
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4.42/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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3.46/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.43/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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2.68/5  rDev -30.7%
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3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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The Mad Elf from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 4,008 ratings