Brewed at Hepworth

Style: English Strong Ale
South Stoke, England


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RATINGS: 386   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
"Is it just my imagination," queried old Santa, surveying the scene, "or is my Elf only getting worse and worse every year? Whats next? Seriously Bad Elf, Ill wager. Mark my words."

This Very Bad Elf is one fine ale - rich, hardy, and flavorful, brewed to an original 1795 Thames Valley recipe, with a very special pale amber malt that is rarely used nowadays, and balanced by a modest addition of English Fuggle aroma hops. Eres to your elf!

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2005
this beers rating scored extra just because of higher alc. content. Flavor very sweet, fairly smooth but very plain non-descript beer. no real poor aftertaste - just no taste. wont buy this again

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2005
Light copper pour with gold leanings. Light head. Spicy warm alcohol aroma with pepper and ginger hints. The flavor has pepper and nutmeg like spice. Spicy hop bitterness. Burnt/roasted malt. Overall, very bitter but an interesting flavor. Body is medium and creamy with a semi-dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2005
500ml bottle - poured copper with a fair white foamy head that laces some in the english pint. Aroma is caramel, apples, and some alcohol. Flavor is caramel malt, a touch of fruit and definite alcohol. Palate is medium bodied and not much carbonation is there. Somewhat watery on the palate. The alcohol aftertaste is tough to handle though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - DEC 24, 2005
Not that much different from the regular bad elf. Wonder wht the very special pale malt is???????

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 23, 2005
This English Ale pours an orange gold color from a 500ml bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is caramel, apples and sweet. A medium bodied strong ale. Malts are caramel, toffee, some fruitiness and cookies. Slightly spicy hops. A touch of citrus and a touch of wood. Its a little thin and a little watery tasting, and the alcohol bite becomes more noticeable as it warms. There is a touch of the earthy fuggles in the background. A little bland, but very drinkable. Mouthfeel is a touch thin. Finish is crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - DEC 22, 2005
Crital clear orange-amber beer with a nice and creamy off white yellowish head. In the aroma you can find a nice variation of nutty and caramelly accents. it also has a very refreshing touch of hops and herbs. The taste is medium dry with a soft side. The beer has fruity accents, hints of nuts, cereals, toffee, caramel and milkbread. in the finale the well integrated herby touches are comming up. It all ends with an elegant- nutty and fine hoppy finale. A nice beer with a very good balance and a nice afthertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2005
A Mes rate: 50cl bottle from the Beer Shop. Fruity spicy aroma. Er... yak is that plastic in the flavour? Pretty arse really. Yeah thats my rate. Can you tell I love this one?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
igneous1 (1535) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - DEC 20, 2005
orange/amber color, head is beige and somewhat lasting. faint apple (good times with fuggles!) notes, banana, light all spice. flavor is brown sugar, apple, slightly tart, banana....not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - DEC 20, 2005
A very clear brown-amber with small white head, aroma is caramel and pear with a faint spice (ginger or nutmeg?). Like a juiced up english pale, somewhat simplistic with a hint of spicy hops in the finish. Or could be some actual seasonal spices added, but very light-handed. Not bad, but not remarkable either.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2005
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Poured copper, with nice foamy white head that laced the glass nicely. Aroma was malty, spicey, and fruity. Flavor was fruity with hints of cherry, grapefruit and something else I couldnt quite put my finger on. Not bitter. Mouthfeel was light. I could really taste the alcohol in this and more so after it warmed. I couldnt finish the bottle. Overall, I didnt care for it that much. There was something lacking in this brew.

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