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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2014
So.. it smells like a Tripel but is quite dark. Mad Elf is killer so lets see where lil’ brother is. Bottle from Mari’s. Pours amber with very little head, quite carbonated. The aroma has a on of bananas, clove, spices, sugar, light booze. The taste is a bit sweet banana but does have a hell of an alcohol warmth for such a low ABV beer. OVerall, pretty solid but really aggressive on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (3062) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Draft. Pours dark amber with a average off-white head that left spotty lacing. Aroma of sweet fruit, banana, caramel, yeast and had notes of light apple. Flavor was sweet with caramel, banana, raisins, apple, candi sugar, dark fruit and some spicy yeast. Medium body, moderation carbonation, semi dry finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
epeter85 (47) - - JUN 16, 2014
Brownish pour with slight head. Yankee version of a Belgian triple. Tastes like fruit punch was added. Not balanced at all. Flavors clashing. Nice train wreck if you care to experience. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GenDV138 (4119) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Draft at Scion Restaurant Dupont poured into a snfiter. Pours a dark amber color with 1-2 fingers of off-white head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, brown sugar, sweet fruit, honey. Tasting notes of caramel, toffee, light dark fruit, honey, citrus, apples. Medium body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrewFace (960) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle share thanks to Homer321. pours a hazy, brownish color, no head. Sweet malt, Belgian yeast aroma. Sweet, yeasty, syrupy, thick. A very typical sweet Belgian style beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homer321 (2982) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle. Pours a reddish color with medium off white head. Very sweet and honey like aroma. Not much else going on there. Light on the esters. Not much phenols. Just meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Bottled, 2011 A: pours reddish copper with excellent clarity and no head production, leaving a mirrored surface. No lace. S: Belgian yeast, sweet grains, some banana esters and coriander notes. Nothing special. T: Some alcohol tones over the coriander and grain. Yeast is strong and the mid-palate is sweet as can be. M: Medium-light body with hi carbonation. Semi dry finish. Wish the carb was a little more subdued. O: Pretty standard example of the style. Nothing fancy. Better than the seasonal offering. Serving type: bottle 10-10-2011

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2013
On tap at the Pourhouse for the Mad Elf party. Aroma is belgian candied sugar, bananas, honey, and slight sourdough. Pours bright orange with a solid filmy head. Taste is pleasant with banana, sugar, and bread. Nice yeasty tartness to it. Reminds me of Orval. I definitely prefer this to the regular Mad Elf.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4457) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Pours a soft and lightly hazy red-orange with two fingers of sandy tan head. Nose is very candy-ish with lots of candied fruit. A light and toasted malt balance shows as well (Munich/Aromatic?) with some sweet spice and round raisiny notes. Rich and sweet flavor, lots of candied fruit and sweet spice with caramel and other sweet malt flavors dominating. Full bodied.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FrankBrew (43) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2013
as an architect i appreciate the less is more theory. this beer is pretty good, very unfiltered to the eye and mouth, i got a banana flavor in it... whether intended or not

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