Lubiere (8243) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazy dark amber ale with a thin off white head. A nice fruity aroma, banans, spices. In mout, a light sweet tripel with orange peels, cloves, and candy sugar. Loads of alcohol. Tap at BCTC 2009
beastiefan2k (2082) - Lawrence (formely NYC), Kansas, USA - AUG 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
BCTC’09. One of the few non-sour beers I rated that was being poured. Couldn’t really help myself while I was pouring a little while for them, I just wanted to know so much what the stripped down version of Mad Elf was like... and it was much better. Poured a very thick golden, shiny, color that one couldn’t see through. Aroma is aggressive grassy hoppiness with sweet yellow corn and white bread malts. Flavor is similar with that original type of sweetness and lower on the hop presence than the aroma displays. Head and shoulders better than the other version.
jercraigs (6477) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009-08-01. Hazy orange amber body with a modest beige head. (3+) Sweet aroma, sugary, light spice. (6+) Sweet flavour is similar, sugary main, light spice, bitterness and alcohol in the finish, sugary sweet malt core. (7+) Average plus palate is lightly carbonated. Solid, but not quite as rich as hoped for. At BCTC 2009
"I would LOVE to try Naked Elf." (overheard)
greengoblincc (12) - Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I like it alot better than the Mad Elf. Nicely Balanced without the overkill of X-mas flavors or ABV. You can taste the candy troughtout the beer. A Great Beer Overall!
j12601 (5609) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pouring at their booth at BCTC. Pours a hazy brown with a thin white head. Candy, caramel, and fruit on the nose. Flavor for some reason reminds me strongly of SPREE candies… not sure why that is exactly. More candy notes on the finish.
vtafro (1862) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Thanks to Rcielsa for sharing. Red golden pour. Flavor and aroma dominated by candied fruit flavors, spices , malt and slight alcohol note. Should try this is the winter. Alright beer.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours an amber body with an off white head. Sweet sugar candied notes, very light citrus and more residual sweetness. Banana and some more sugar sweetness. EH .
adrian910ss (2246) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy coppery amber with a small white head. Aroma of candied sugar, malt, banana and cloves. Taste of candied sugar and malt, banana, cloves and yeast.
Earlier Rating: 9/5/2007 Total Score: 3.8
On tap at Zeno’s. Pours a caramel color with a small beige head. Malty fruity aroma with hints of spice. Taste is malty and fruity, much like the Mad Elf, only lighter and without the spices. Nice.
ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz draft served in a tulip glass. Poured a hazy amber with a 2 inch pillow of thick white head. Nose is malt, yeast, and a bit of spice. Taste is much the same. This was a very good brew from Troegs. There was enough to variety on the palate to make it interesting, yet not an onslaught, like Mad Elf (which is also a good beer), so that it is much more sessionable. Very good beer, and I suspect that the ABV could prove quite sneaky!
machfive55 (347) - Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a cloudy light brown with a huge head, sampled in the tasting room. The beer had a good palate with light carbonation but good head, the alcohol was not very present and did not offer much of a warming sensation. The beer has a prominent spice flavor from the yeast, a corriander presence, some light fruity esters but not overpowering. The hops are litterally absent but that is not a drawback to the beer. This is a pretty big beer but goes down very easy.