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RATINGS: 1052   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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 character of this Ale.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
psuCE03 (135) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2009
Dark amber color with almost no head. Smells of fruit, malts and honey with a simliar flavor with a hoppy/spicy tone. The malt hides the alcohol well but it will catch up to you if you sip this brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
aumentm (44) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Great christmas ale. Good cold weather ale. Has a high alcohol and very tasty. Incredibly smooth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
joejames (142) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Christmas 2014-15 released on Monday this week. I’ve cellared bomber bottles from past 2 years to review in the future. 12 oz. bottle to shaker glass. Pours deep amber/red. Quick small head, lightly carbonated, very little lacing. Aroma of sour cherry, caramel, wild yeast and ether. Taste is very complex. The yeast creates a subtle sourness that keeps the sweetness of the sugars in balance. Very slight bitterness. Full bodied, sticky sweet mouth feel. Finishes with notes of burnt honey, sour cherry, toffee, candied sugar, herbs and of course booze. I limit myself to one of these guys in a day. This stuff is so dangerously good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
outlawskies (961) - - OCT 12, 2014
It's okay per July. B. v. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BayouBeer76 (12) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 27, 2014
caramel, nuts, herb-y aroma; dark amber/brown color, clear, minimal head, medium sweetness, medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation; overall excellent christmas type ale i look forward to every year.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (5804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
"What an interesting beer this was. I see the BSA designation, but the belgian yeast was pretty subtle. The aroma was sweet cherry, honey and booze, and the flavor was equal parts cherry, honey, brown sugar and yeasty spice. Nice unique holiday offering. Trade via Ggrumet. Woulda been higher if the Giants won at home :)"

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvsn (632) - ISRAEL - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle. Clear amber with a small reddish head. Aroma - sweet, fruity, cherries, liqueur, candy. Taste - sweet, berries, dried fruits, alcohol, spices, medium bitterness. Med-bodied, syrupy texture.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rayaron (211) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle 330ml. Thanks zvsn! Clear copper with small off-white head. Cherry aroma, and more cherry, some onion notes, malty, toffee, candy, sweet and sour. Very sweet cherry flavor, as the nose, woody. Light carbonation. Full body. Sweet cherry aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nakedwhendrunk (2196) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Ahh, the good ol’ Mad Elf. This was poured into the Mad Elf tulip. The appearance was a nice looking red to somewhat hazy looking purple glossed over sort of look. There was some light lacing sliding down the glass. The smell had some sweet cherries, light tart cherries, light cocoa, light honey and backed up by a light chocolate malt. The taste was sweet and somewhat spicy with a light clove-like flavoring underneath it all. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fa decent sessionable aspect trying to make me drink more but there’s a part of me knowing that this wants me to sip. The carbonation finishes somewhat dry and crisp. Overall, this was a nice beer always well worthy of coming back to during the holidays. Now if only I can get Troeg’s to distribute to Alaska.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kathouse (1022) - Nevada, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Cloudy ruby color with no head except the pour. Toasted bread and dark red fruit aromas. Flavor is a little tart but not wild or sour. Fruit and bread leave the palate slightly sweet. Nice finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mstrcrwly (297) - New York, USA - MAY 20, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass..aroma of dark fruits,cherries,alcohol..taste of dark fruits, cherry, plum, malty..dry finish with decent bitterness..alcohol definitely present in a good way..really good.

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