Tröegs Mad Elf - Tröegs Brewing Company
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3.85/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5
12oz bottle with many thanks to mikereaser for the bottle. Got a goofy looking elf on it brewed with honey and cherries....hmm.
It's obviously a nice Christmasy beer and even though it's February it is snowing tonite so I'm drinking a Christmas beer.
Pours a nice bright red looks like watered down pomegranate juice. With slight wispy white head that flees the scene very quickly. Smells like sweet cherries and sweet malts. Not too much in the nose, but nice. Taste is a pleasant caramel malty backbone with a cherry boozy finish. It's kind of like cherry bounce in a beer bottle. I don't know if that's good or bad, but I kinda like it. Very strong beer, but with that tartness/malty combo it kind of smooths it out. Pretty nice brew overall, kinda wish it had a bigger mouthfeel just to round out the beer. A little heaviness would go a long way, but it's a good brew for sure. Hops? what hops? did they use them? I can't tell, didn't come up this time around. Nice holiday beer would definitely try again, the nice booziness will help around the holidays, I hate egg nog.
Serving type: bottle
02-21-2009 05:35:22 | More by abents
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