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BA SCORE
3.87/5
Very Good
3,975 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:
#8,597
Reviews:
1,281
Ratings:
3,975
pDev:
14.99%
Bros Score:
3.77
 
 
Wants:
235
Gots:
1,171
Trade:
24
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,975 |  Reviews: 1,281
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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Photo of JDeV
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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Photo of 22Blue
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Sk8sean86
3.02/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

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

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

Photo of petrusek23
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BergBeer
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

Photo of Trentt2
4.32/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Cycle69
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of heddar33
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of bkwhoppa66
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Jmerchlinsky
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of user785335
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of opierce
4.54/5  rDev +17.3%
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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Photo of slhuggy
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Unholybeansauce
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Babalu614
4.85/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The Mad Elf from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 3,975 ratings
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