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Tröegs The Mad Elf | Tröegs Brewing Company

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3.87/5
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3,953 Ratings
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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:
#8,431
Reviews:
1,276
Ratings:
3,953
pDev:
14.99%
Bros Score:
3.77
 
 
Wants:
234
Gots:
1,157
Trade:
24
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Photo of Derek8487
3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

A good Christmas/winter beer. Pour it into a glass and enjoy it around a nice cozy fireplace on a cold night.

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Photo of BEER88
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Katedraper84
2.4/5  rDev -38%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Shafaegalo
3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of freakdiablo
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass

A - Deep red color, little head that fades quickly

S - Fruity, cherry, spiced. Extremely faint medicinal smell - cherry cough drops or cough syrup, but still pleasant.

T - Dangerous, as it tastes very juicy. Cherry and a lingering honey, sweet but not overly so. hides the >10% ABV almost too well.

F - Low carbination. Mid-weight, not the lightest beer I've had but not the heaviest.

O - Pleasently surprised. A lot of the high octane beers I've tried have been thick and syrup-y, beyond where I find enjoyable. Mad Elf comes off smoother, but still has the heavier flavor and smell that I like in a winter beer.

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4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Feldpausch
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MrRB
4.39/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Outstanding holiday ale that's worth the effort to track down. Pours a beautiful, slightly faded ruby. Strong aroma of ripe cherries. Medium bodied and finely textured, it hides the alcohol very well. Succulent and very long on the palate. Best served on the warmer side. [fresh 12 oz. bottle into a goblet glass]

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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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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Reddish brown color,low carbonation but still has a decent feel. Aroma isn't strong but it's cherry candy,yeast and spice. Taste is identical,cherrys and spice followed by a little honey. Alcohol is really well hidden except for a small medicinal taste which is impressive but also something to be careful of as I had to stop at one

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3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jwilcox767
4.62/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Clear, reddish brown hue, a little tinted head. Dissipated quickly.
S: Cherries, honey, sweet spices, yeast, all good.
T: Same as the nose, but a real explosion of flavor. The cherry and spice are way out front and give way to the yeast and malt.
M: Medium/full bodied. Perfectly carbonated and works perfectly with the flavor profile.
O: I love this beer. I've bought it for multiple years and have come to realize that there is zero value in aging it. You can, there is just no point. It tastes perfect for 6-8 months, after 12-18 it's still good, but after that it trails off into a oblivion.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice deep red. Little cherry flavor. Very smooth finish

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3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.38/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.02/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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4.27/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LJTate
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.32/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Tröegs The Mad Elf from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 3,953 ratings
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