Tröegs Mad Elf - Tröegs Brewing Company
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Reviews by coldmeat23:
3.83/5 rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
GLASS: Chimay Goblet
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 50 degrees
Thanks to sholland119 for this one
Pours a clear ruby-red with copper highlights. About half a finger of foam that dissipates quickly. Lacing is minimal, but okay.
The smell of cherries dominates this one. Seconds after opening the bottle, the cherry scent hit me. Inhaling over the glass gets lots more cherry with a touch of honey and some caramely malt notes. Slight sourness, not unlike a Geuze. Nice spice notes and hints of Belgian yeast. Nice banana and grape notes. Hints of dark fruit, as well. Minimal earthiness.
Cherries are here, in the taste, but not as dominant as in the nose. Hints of spices and Belgian yeast notes. Candy sugars and bananas. Hints of dark fruits. Slight booziness. Hints of honey help to make a nice smooth finish.
Nice medium body, closing in on full-bodied. A little heavy on the carbonation, I think. It's so close to being thick, but not quite there.
The 11% ABV, while not completely out in the open, certainly does make it's presence felt as the bottle goes down. Because of this, I'd say that one would be enough in a sitting.
This is a tasty brew, and I'm quite glad to have had the opportunity to try it.
Serving type: bottle
12-29-2008 05:10:21 | More by coldmeat23
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