Tröegs Mad Elf - Tröegs Brewing Company
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Reviews by renegadeburger:
4.33/5 rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
heard a lot about this beer so decided to try it with our tasting of red ales okay so its not really a red ale by category but it is by color haha plus i had already tried the hopback amber
smells awesome and just like the appearance deep red chestnut definitely tell this one is a monster underneath a cherry spice and plum aroma there was a big booze aroma not that i didn't like it sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't and this time it happened to work really well
the taste was really super delicious the chocolate comes in the end but there is a bitter cherry pit taste too its funny it almost is on the verge of being really really great but its held back just a little bit by something
my favorite thing about it is the pure mouthfeel of this beer it has a real nice thick but not overpowering coating it gives you really nice!
nice seasonal brew and glad i tried it
Serving type: bottle
01-02-2012 15:06:18 | More by renegadeburger
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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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