Tröegs Mad Elf - Tröegs Brewing Company
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4.08/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Picked a six pack up with my good friend and drinking buddy. Belgian dark ales aren't really my thing usually, but I may as well try.
Poured into a pint glass. Small white head quickly retreats to the edge of the glass. It's a nice, cherry-tinged copper color.
The smell is very deep, like a bottomless pit of cherries. Haha, a cherry pit pun. But seriously, lots of cherries, a little honey, just like the label says. Dark Belgian fruit and a bit of alcohol. It smells sticky and intense.
It's quite sweet, but then again, what were you expecting? Surprisingly drinkable, especially considering how I don't always care for beers of this style. It's quite spicy on the finish, yet almost devoid of bitterness. Cherry comes out nicely, and the surprisingly prickly mouthfeel is an interesting feature. Not too drying, not too cloying. Overall, enjoyable.
It's complex, yet not the most complex thing ever. Palate pleasing, a little dangerous with its high ABV, but hey, the elf on the label seems to be having a good time. I wouldn't drink a ton of it, but it's a nice break from my usual selection. Cheers.
Serving type: bottle
12-06-2011 05:26:53 | More by troysoy2
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