Tröegs The Mad Elf | Tröegs Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
3,926 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:
3,926
Reviews:
1,271
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
15.06%
 
 
Wants:
230
Gots:
1,142
For Trade:
24
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,926 |  Reviews: 1,271
Photo of JooJooEyeballs
1.24/5  rDev -67.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Amount of Honey used is over-the-top with the amount of Cherries being over-the-top-of-the-top. A simply ridiculous beer by the master brewer Chris Troeg!

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Photo of chippo33
1.25/5  rDev -67.5%

Photo of Tarheel219
1.4/5  rDev -63.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Tastes awful. Love Troegs but the spice flavor was too much.

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Photo of kevdude
1.48/5  rDev -61.6%

Photo of angeepangie
1.5/5  rDev -61%

Photo of Monnie
1.5/5  rDev -61%

Photo of PorterThwarter
1.5/5  rDev -61%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Rossnicolini
1.5/5  rDev -61%

Photo of SarahHealey
1.5/5  rDev -61%

Photo of jharkins07
1.5/5  rDev -61%

Photo of Masters
1.5/5  rDev -61%

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1.5/5  rDev -61%

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1.5/5  rDev -61%

Photo of Giantspace
1.5/5  rDev -61%

Photo of Arinthos
1.59/5  rDev -58.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

I had this brew at a christmas eve party out if a 24 or so oz. bottle. The break down goes something like this

A- This was a great dark ruby red aboslutelly th best part of this otherwise >>>>>> beer.

S- unfortunatelly the only smell was of bad alcohol kinda like a old english on steriods.

T- unfortunatelly the only taste was of bad alcohol kinda like a old english on steriods

M- Decent carbonation, but way overpowering alcohol burn in the throat horrible burn felt like a cheap cheap booze.

D- never again this was a really bad expierence didn't even finish it.

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Photo of harrymel
1.6/5  rDev -58.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Thanks again to Chaney and Steelerx for setting me up with this as an extra! One for now, one for later!

Poured to NB globe.

A: Orange amber ale with little to no head. Surface is simply the pinnacle of the beer. Not even edge bubbling. No lacing. Unimpressive.

S: Sweet, alcoholic. Reminds me of a malt beverage (as noted on label), but not really getting the honey and cherries as I had hoped...Stand corrected, slight sweetened cherries in the mid point.

T: Very alcoholic. Very sweet. Wish I could sense the crastsmanship in this drink. I am having a hard time finishing this one. Wow, I was sent two of these, I will probably send the other out in a trade as an extra if I have space to fill. Horrible. Astringent.

M: think, medium carb. Very average.

D: This is unlike anything else I've had from Troegs: intolerable. I had a hard time finishing this one.

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Photo of jamesdr1968
1.72/5  rDev -55.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This beer poured a beautiful dark ruby red color with a nice, creamy head. The taste was a smorgasbord of cherries, vanilla and honey --- an extremely sweet beer, but unfortunately it reminded me too much of cough syrup. I would like to try this on tap to see if there is much of a difference. Great appearance, but the taste was too overwhelming.

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Photo of DCgolfpro
1.75/5  rDev -54.5%

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1.75/5  rDev -54.5%

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1.75/5  rDev -54.5%

Photo of airohead2001
1.75/5  rDev -54.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Split this with glazeman in Buffalo.

Appearance looks like apple cider - flat and dark. Smell is of apples, clove, cinnamon, and allspice. Taste is the same. Really this is just another bad Christmas beer that tastes like cloves and cinnamon. Finish is thin and biscuity, like Miller Lite. No cherries. No honey.

Very disappointing brew from an excellent brewery - not what I expected from Troegs.

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Photo of Uniobrew31
1.75/5  rDev -54.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This is the most over rated beer going right now. I have never been so disapointed in my life in a beer purchase. I have never met anyone who actually enjoys this. I love belgian beers and winter beers but this one just doesn't qualify as either. do yourself a favor and leave it on the shelf

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Photo of Petenj
1.75/5  rDev -54.5%

Photo of wilmerkatie
1.75/5  rDev -54.5%

Tastes like cherry robitussin. Awful!

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Photo of ChrisMon02
1.75/5  rDev -54.5%

Tröegs The Mad Elf from Tröegs Brewing Company
3.85 out of 5 based on 3,926 ratings.
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