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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.4
bth122 (1640) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2017
Bottle. Joel's house. Aroma of orange candy sugar cane, Nectarine. Spicy Belgium yeast. Medium bodied. Average carbonation. Velvety smooth texture. Grapes, slight raisin. It's still decent but not even close to the regular Mad Elf. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
bubbleflubber (2235) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - JUL 18, 2017
Bottled as part of the "Scratch Series". Pours hazy dark amber into the glass, with a thick eggshell head that reduces to nice ring lacing. The nose is of dough, bread, barnyard accents and earth. Flavors of yeasty esters, sourdough, light earth and hay mingle with light, sweeter notes of caramel, melon and and spices. The finish is dry, somewhat curt, of pie spices and a lingering ABV heat. The full body and round mouthfeel are kept alive with decent carbonation, lending a yeasty, yet juicy palate. This is very complex and substantial, and wonderfully enjoyable Tripel to be had anytime.

3.8
jsporrer (1116) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2016
Sample on tap @ the brewery. Pours a medium reddish brown with a thin white ring. Sweet aroma. Very pleasant sweet caramel flavor with some vanilla. Very enjoyable.

3.7
solidfunk (9407) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 11, 2016
Quite a nice beer. Coriander and clove with big florals and light booze. Light sweet finish. Nice for style. Tap at Churchkey.

3.9
books_n_brews (162) - Baltimore-ish, Maryland, USA - AUG 9, 2016
Red copper pour. Big head. Smells of esters and fruit. Tastes with a bit of Clove and cinnamon that mellows out and tingles. Very nice and exactly how I imagine my tangle with a naked elf would go

3.6
BytesAndBrews (66) - - AUG 7, 2016
Medium brown pour with light tan head. Aroma of stone fruit and spice. Malty flavor with notes of clove and spice.

3.5
BroadestTom (446) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2016
Aroma banana, clove, spice, Appearance amber, clear, tan foam, Taste medium sweetness, Palate medium body, lively, Overall a nice triple that tasted a little stronger than 6.8 but still very good. I would suggest this beer to a friend.

3.5
DiarmaidBHK (5888) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2016
Draft at taproom. Pours brown with a thin khaki head. Leaves trace lacing in the glass. Orange and Other juicy fruit on the nose. Solid triple aspects on the tongue. Finished with that warming thing you get from mad elf. An interesting experiment but I'm missing the fullness and the fruitiness of the mad elf. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
BuckeyeBoy (8466) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 19, 2016
On tap at troegs brewing. Pours out copper topped with a small sand head. Nose is pit fruit sweetness spice and some cinnamon. Taste is more of the pit fruit sweetness clove cinnamon a nice fruit ester and a well balanced end.

3.7
voyageurmike (510) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2016
At the brewery, in a shaker glass. Dark amber colored,full bodied. Sweet malt flavor and finish.


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