I remember the first time that I had this brew. Although I forgot who I was with, the brew was definitely not forgettable. I was sitting at Stuff Yer Face (one of my favorite haunts) around wintertime and this was on tap. I had it (prior to starting the blog, but just when I was really getting into beer) and it was just pure amazingness. I had it this winter at Stuff Yer Face with Chris and it was just as good as I remember. I look for this beer in winter every year now.
Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale
Trivia: According to the Troegs website, “The Mad Elf, a cheerful creation to warm your heart and enlighten your tongue. The combination of Cherries, Honey, and Chocolate Malts delivers gentle fruits and subtle spices. Fermented and aged with a unique yeast, this ruby-red beer has significant warming strength that underlies the pleasant character of this intriguing yet delicious Ale. The Mad Elf, a jolly and delicious beer for the Holidays.”
Random: This remains one of my favorite beers. There is really nothing that I dislike about the beer.
This brew poured with a barely there pure white head that dissipated very quickly. The body is a cloudy reddish-brown color with mild carbonation. There are some cherries, honey and hint of booze on the nose. On the taste, cherries come up first, then some carbonation comes through and the honey comes through on the end. I also got a hint of golden fruit. The finish is a syrupy sweet taste that lingers. The booze is present, but not overwhelming. There is a definite reason that I look forward to this every year. Pure beery goodness.
Untappd Rating: 5.0/5.0