Tröegs Mad Elf - Tröegs Brewing Company
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2.53/5 rDev -34.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
12oz bottle into a snifter.
A - Pours a slightly hazy dark amber, with little to no head, and no lacing. Not especially encouraging.
S - Sweet and pretty forward with the cherries. Very much like a typical BSDA, but the cherries are not doing it any favors.
T - The closest I can compare to would be St. Bernardus. It's got that same Belgian spicy yeast, then the cherries really take over. The sweetness is a little cloying. I'm having trouble getting through the glass.
M - Strange. Carbonation is almost too aggressive, making it seem a bit harsh. At the same time, it has such a sweet finish that it almost seems syrupy. I'll give it a pass since they both almost cancel each other out.
O - I wanted to like this, but to be honest it was a struggle to get through the entire beer. I can't say that I'd seek this out again.
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2012 05:57:42 | More by djmichaelk
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