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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homer321 (2617) - 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.

2.9
   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

3.7
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4361) - 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.

3.4
   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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROGUE (2145) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 21, 2013
On tap at State Line. Pours a deep golden color with a large off white head with light lacing and good retention. Aroma of mild fruit esters with a touch of sweet biscuit malt and spicy yeast. Taste is very smooth. A subtle sweetness is there from start to finish, with some bready flavor from the yeast and some spice. Medium bodied, soft very fine carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2341) - Silver Spring, USA - AUG 20, 2013
On tap 6 oz. sampler at The Bistro in Old Line Wine in Beltsville, MD. Very hazy, orange-red brown with a pale khaki head and very good lacing. Aroma of caramel, mixed spices? Toffee, overripe bananas. Black pepper and dark fruit. Taste of mixed spices, caramel, toffee, overripe bananas, earthy herbal hops, dark fruit, pepper and more malt. After a while, the overripe banana flavor dominates. Medium body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
robgibbens (419) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Got this from a friend. I love Mad Elf (in limited quantities) and am excited to try this one. Nice pour of deep amber and ruby. Head fades but leaves nice lacing. Aroma is cherries and dare I say, pie crust? Taste is sweet, but not too sweet. Nice balance. Finishes nice and cleanly. I would love this with a turkey dinner!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
changeup45 (1719) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Bottle from BMart. Deep amber pour with a thin head on top that produces spotty lacing. The aroma is yeasty, with fruity esters of banana and a little apple. There’s some bready notes as well. This definitely tastes like a Triple but the lower abv makes it lighter than most other Triples I’ve had. Candi sugary flavors mix with fruity apple esters, cloves, yeast, and light spices. It gets slightly dry in the finish with a touch of alcohol. I like this one.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
crajun (1066) - , Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2013
from summer secret santa. nice aroma of fruits, alcohol, malt, caramel. taste was too sweet and medicinal/alcohol for me - syrup. nah.


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