Tröegs Mad Elf - Tröegs Brewing Company
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Reviews by wvsabbath:
3.95/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3
Serving Type - Bottle
Appearance - Dark tan brown, some red haze, not much head
Smell - Lots of fruits, cherries, apples. Some yeast and floral is present. Can pickup some alcohol even.
Taste - Pretty much what to expect. Strong honey and cherry taste. Big alcohol kick mixed with floral, really simiular to a tripel. The spices and sugars are strong also.
Mouthfeel - Man its quite the treat. Huge cherry and honey tickles your tounge. The alcohol does give it a burn. Surprized it doesnt totally ruin mouth, i wouldnt go drink a pilsner after this but...
Drinkabilty - Its too sweet and strong for much more then 1-2. A nice treat for anytime. Not sure if id get drunk or sick of the sweet kick first. Cant wait, i got a case, going to age a few of these
Serving type: bottle
10-28-2010 05:23:30 | More by wvsabbath
More User Reviews:
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
87 out of 100 based on 2,743 ratings.