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:
#15,459
Reviews:
1,295
Ratings:
4,038
pDev:
14.99%
 
 
Wants:
240
Gots:
1,205
Trade:
24
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Ratings: 4,038 |  Reviews: 1,295
Photo of A_Rad
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Mcb99d
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of svortex7
4.7/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DavetotheB
2.68/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jcoleMA66
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of firewrx
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of my absolute favorites. Sweet sour Belgiumy sweet cherry deliciousness.

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Photo of Prost76
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Onlyzonic
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of cp45
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of the1andy
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Awesome beer. It hits all the right flavors. This is always a winner!

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Photo of cstasek
2.6/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Vetbidder
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

See through amber look to this brew with a quickly receeding head. Off of the bottle I scent more of the cherries and malt, from the pour it smells like a Belgian and sweet. Like a stronger cherry tinted Belgian ale on the flavor. Somewhat spicy and very fleeting dry flavored. It's not bad but a bit too sweet. I actually thinks this drinks more like an 8.5% than the 11% that it is. Lighter feel with fairly lively carbonation.

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Photo of Tweekers237
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of RachaelH
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

If diabetes made a beer, it would be this.

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Photo of Marzen_Fan
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Derek96
3.39/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beer-me-in-RI
3.76/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mikeycibelli
3.62/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rammed96
2.92/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of rickklein9
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Burghman
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hop-Bomb
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I asked the bartender if they had any IPAs. She gave me this. Clearly doesn’t know what she is serving. But, I think the element of surprise and NOT disappointment made this enjoyable. Almost never order Belgians. But very enjoyable for one.

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Photo of Jonathan6
4.77/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

The Mad Elf from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 4,038 ratings