Tröegs Mad Elf - Tröegs Brewing Company
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Reviews by SaucyA:
3.55/5 rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
A - Served just under cellar temperature into a tulip. One and a half finger light tan head. A true, clear, amber color. Lots of bubbles at first. Head vanishes quickly, and no lacing. Filtered.
S - Nose is of cherries, Belgian yeast. Alcohol undetectable at first but moreso near the end. Nice fruity/spicy affects, reminding me of a scented candle.
T - Alcohol only detected at first in the belly, then on the drink as it warms. Fruity and sweet. Lots of cherries, red and black, cherry juice, Belgian yeast profile and honey sweetness really smack you too. Slightly cloying.
M - Slightly thick but sparkly.
D - Great taste but too sweet at times. ABV also hinders, but regardless, it's enjoyable.
Notes: I swear if I tasted this blind, I'd think it was brewed by Dragonmead. It's an interesting brew, blending interesting tastes, but I won't go out of my way for it. It's a great try tho.
Serving type: bottle
04-04-2008 21:23:36 | More by SaucyA
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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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