Tröegs Mad Elf - Tröegs Brewing Company
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Reviews by Jimmys:
3.95/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: bright clear amber red. bubbly bright head. some tiny bubbles trickle to the surface.
S: sweet sugar and alcohol. definitely get the tart/sweet cherries as well. a little woodiness as well.
T: definitely get a serious warming factor from both the alcohol as well as the candied syrup that they most likely added and did not completely ferment. marshmellows.
M: really soft carbonation on a solid medium bodied beer. good fit for the style.
D: a solid wintertime brew that I look forward to every year. definitely worth a look.
Serving type: bottle
01-19-2011 03:29:47 | More by Jimmys
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3.85/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
2013 vintage poured into a Firestone Walker tulip.
A: Pours a slightly hazy red amber with 1 finger of straw-colored head that dissipates to a foamy ring.
S: Cherry, wheaty malt, corn, honey, and a hint of alcohol.
T/M: Prickly carbonation up front with a medium mouthfeel. Up front is honey and malt sweetness with a slight bitterness. Plenty of malt sweetness accompanied by a very mild bitterness throughout. Cherry is not very prominent. Finish is coating, almost a little drying, with a bittersweet lingering flavor.
O: While reviewing this, it strikes me that my opinions of it are not really all that high on this beer in individual metrics, and yet I quite like the beer. Really a nice, unique holiday ale that doesn't overdo its "holiday" flavors, while doing a really nice job of dealing with its 11abv. Drinks much closer to 9, but with a little bit of heat. Bumping this up a bit in overall for that reason; I think this beer comes together quite nicely.
Serving type: bottle
02-27-2014 02:48:53 | More by jdhowe
Tröegs Mad Elf from Tröegs Brewing Company
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