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RATINGS: 136   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsmerig (1464) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Pours a clear reddish brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma of cinnamon and spice. Taste is sweet with a light maltiness and dry spiciness in the finish. The only thing missing is the heavy sweetness/maltiness. Interesting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alobar (3458) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Clear copper pour with aroma of Belgian yeast, clove, and banana. Mostly Belgian yeast flavor with spice, biscuit, and banana sweetness. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1749) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2014
On tap at Joe Canals West Deptford.
Appearance: Amber body with a creamy tan head.
Aroma: Banana and clove, very aromatic with a Twizzler like aroma.
Taste: Sweet leaning banana and clove with licorice on the finish.
Palate: Creamy body.
Overall: Licorice flavors ruin this, otherwise it’s great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (2233) - - SEP 17, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 7-10-13- Served on tap in a chalice glass Appearance – The beer is served a lightly hazed copper color with a one finger creamy white head. The head fades rather fast leaving a light level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell- The aroma is big of lighter fruits, consisting mainly of apple, and pear. Along with these aromas are some crackery and biscuit aromas as well as some yeast and spices of coriander and nutmeg. Taste – The taste begins with a fruity and crisp flavor of apple and banana along with a lightly roasted malty and biscuit flavor. Up in the front of the taste there is also a decently strong showing of some candied sugar as well as a bit of honey (even though I know there is none, it still has a slight honey flavor) As the flavor advances yeast and spice come to the tongue with an intensification of the candied sugar flavors Even at 8.5% abv not too much of an alcohol taste works its way onto the tongue, and with a light floral hop flavor developing late in the taste one is left with a clean and crisp fruity flavor to be left on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium to slightly lighter side for a beer of its strength and style with a carbonation level that is big of tiny champagne like bubbles. The exciting carbonation and thinner body are quite nice for the sweeter and yeastier flavors of the brew and make for a very nice drinking brew which is rather dangerous in concert with the low boozy taste on the tongue. Overall- A nice take on the original, and about as enjoyable. A very strong Belgian dubbel like feel on this one. It is well worth a try if you can find it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (11973) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear amber with a small, fizzy off-white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is caramel and cookie malt, dates and Belgian yeast esters and spices, figs, nutmeg and Candi sugar. Flavor is sweet malt dominant, medium spices and dark fruits, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Damico (3138) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Pours clearer translucent amber with a beige ring for a head. Aroma is too light, sweet Tripel yeast. Flavor is similar to Mad Elf but less sweet and cherry flavor is more subtle obviously. Sweet malts, light cloves and esters on a cleaner but full body. Perfect for Christmas in July.

   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 (3204) - 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 (50) - - 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 (5673) - 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.

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