Tröegs Mad Elf - Tröegs Brewing Company
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Reviews by daveytheformer:
4.35/5 rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
22oz from 2010 Gift Box!
A big thanks to canjeeps for this pain in the ass to ship
Poured into a Mad Elf chalice
Appearance is a nice clear red with a thin white head that fades to some lacing. Golden hued when held up to the light.
Smells sweet and like light pumpkin spice. A not so tart cherry aroma is also detected.
Tastes fruity, sweet and spicy. Light butter tastes followed by lots more spice. A little creamy with just a very light tartness, not really sour just a very light tart flavor.
Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with not a whole lot of carbonation.
Overall is great! Looking forward to getting more of this and more Troegs stuff.
Serving type: bottle
09-02-2011 19:35:18 | More by daveytheformer
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3.58/5 rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle from GreenMonster12 (thanks Jay!). Bottled 9/13/12. Served in a goblet.
Pours a ruby hued chestnut with about one finger of pale cream head that quickly receds to a thin cap before disappearing completely without leaving any lace.
Aromas of cherry skins, raisin, caramel and a yeasty apple-like note.
Flavors of bright cherry preserves, bitter fruit skin, dark fruit, caramel, Belgian yeast, a little honey and a pretty healthy dose of alcohol. The booze blends a little better as it warms up. Pretty good
Medium body with fairly sharp carbonation. Boozey finish with cherry skin, caramel and yeast.
While I think 1 is plenty for me in a sitting, this is a decent American take on the Belgian strong dark ale style. The cherry and honey additions give it character that helps elevate Mad Elf above other similar brews. I won't go hunting more but this is something I would certainly enjoy again someday.
Serving type: bottle
04-07-2014 23:32:52 | More by ThickNStout
Tröegs Mad Elf from Tröegs Brewing Company
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