Tröegs Mad Elf - Tröegs Brewing Company
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2.2/5 rDev -43.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1
Mad Elf is dark maple colored brew with a thin tan head. It is strongly perfumed with an aroma of cherry-flavored cough syrup that quickly overwhelms faint wisps of hop.
Taste opens spicy with phenols, then sweet malt kept in check by cherry vapors and alcoholic burn. I get a slight tartness in the background and possibly a banana note. The mouthfeel is viscous, thick, flat and syrupy, but I was only able to feel that once my tounge had been numbed to the scorching alcohol.
This is a valient attempt at a new take on x-mas beer but I am not into it. I have been very impressed with the other Troegs beers I've tried, but find Mad Elf a little to close to Mad Dog.
Serving type: bottle
11-28-2007 05:27:41 | More by JudgeRoughneck
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