From Tröegs: 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.
Tröegs Brewing – The Mad Elf – 12 oz. Poured into a New Belgium glass – 11% abv. Purchased at Hops and Grapes, Glassboro, NJ.
Appearance: A dark, ruby red with a white pinstripe of suds.
Aroma: Ripe cherries, Belgian-like yeast and German malts.
Taste: A sturdy golden ale mixed with ripe cherries. Flavors of crust and honey in the finish.
Mouthfeel: Rather thin for what sounds thick on the label.
Overall: Very balanced, very yummy, suprisingly thin, and by golly, warms you up.