Tröegs Mad Elf - Tröegs Brewing Company
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Reviews by jlandis:
3.8/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The beer pours a beautiful clear ruby color with thin white head that slowly fades to a few wisps. The aroma is full of sweet candied cherries and bubblegum. The flavor is a combination of sweet cherries, bubblegum, honey, and banana. There is some alcohol burn that adds a fantastic finish, but at 11% it is hard to imagine. The body is moderate with subtle carbonation.
Not a bad beer at all, although probably one that I wouldn't drink all that often. I would love to pick up a few bottles and see how they taste with a few years age.
Serving type: bottle
12-06-2010 15:05:10 | More by jlandis
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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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