Scratch Beer (Naked Elf) | Tröegs Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
troegs.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Naked Elf takes a hard look at the less-is-more theory. Ever since we developed The Mad Elf, we’ve speculated what it would taste like without the cherries and honey. So what lies beneath the fruit? Naked Elf is unfiltered, so the spicy yeast taste is more prominent in this strong, hazy orange ale. The combination of the Pilsner, and Vienna malts give a lot of body and minimal sweetness, but Naked Elf has a dry finish. Finally, the heat of the alcohol makes its presence known in the finish. The Naked Elf’s finest quality is the delicate balancing act between a lively yeast kick and a slight alcohol note that lingers in the back of the mouth—constantly reminding us not to overindulge in this complex, warming elixir.

Added by apintofknowledge on 08-12-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
80
Reviews:
15
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
10.67%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
13
For Trade:
0
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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer on tap tastes like a dunkelweizen. All of my ratings are in regards to the style it claims to be. Beeradvocate labels it a strong Belgian pale ale and the place that I'm at labels it an 'abbey tripel'. It tastes and smells much more like a dunkelweizen. It has some similar notes to a tripel, but I do not taste a Belgian pale ale. As for the taste, I do think it's great. Very enjoyable, but that's because I love dunkelweizens. Nice clove and banana taste and aroma. If this was a dunkelweizen I would have rated it much higher. If you come across it, try it. It's an awesome tasting beer, but don't expect your typical Belgian pale ale.

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Scratch Beer (Naked Elf) from Tröegs Brewing Company
3.75 out of 5 based on 80 ratings.
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