Also known as Tröegs Naked Elf
Scratch #21-2009 is an exercise in deconstruction and minimalism. This Belgian Ale has distinct roots in The Mad Elf minus some key components.
The cherries? Gone.
The honey? Gone.
The chocolate malt? Gone.
Wait, this sounds familiar. It almost sounds like a naked version of The Mad Elf.
Coming in just under 8% ABV, this unfiltered golden beauty shows off the pronounced yeast flavor that made The Mad Elf famous as well as a touch of alcohol and some mellow malt flavors.
Proceed to the aliased beer...Tröegs Naked ElfThe brewer markets this same or near-same product by more than one names. This can be the result of a brewer distributing this beer under different names in different countries, or the brewer simply changing the name, but not the recipe at different points in time.