j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pouring at their booth at BCTC. Pours a hazy brown with a thin white head. Candy, caramel, and fruit on the nose. Flavor for some reason reminds me strongly of SPREE candies… not sure why that is exactly. More candy notes on the finish.
vtafro (5088) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Thanks to Rcielsa for sharing. Red golden pour. Flavor and aroma dominated by candied fruit flavors, spices , malt and slight alcohol note. Should try this is the winter. Alright beer.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours an amber body with an off white head. Sweet sugar candied notes, very light citrus and more residual sweetness. Banana and some more sugar sweetness. EH .
adrian910ss (2434) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy coppery amber with a small white head. Aroma of candied sugar, malt, banana and cloves. Taste of candied sugar and malt, banana, cloves and yeast.
Earlier Rating: 9/5/2007 Total Score: 3.8
On tap at Zeno’s. Pours a caramel color with a small beige head. Malty fruity aroma with hints of spice. Taste is malty and fruity, much like the Mad Elf, only lighter and without the spices. Nice.
ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz draft served in a tulip glass. Poured a hazy amber with a 2 inch pillow of thick white head. Nose is malt, yeast, and a bit of spice. Taste is much the same. This was a very good brew from Troegs. There was enough to variety on the palate to make it interesting, yet not an onslaught, like Mad Elf (which is also a good beer), so that it is much more sessionable. Very good beer, and I suspect that the ABV could prove quite sneaky!
machfive55 (358) - Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a cloudy light brown with a huge head, sampled in the tasting room. The beer had a good palate with light carbonation but good head, the alcohol was not very present and did not offer much of a warming sensation. The beer has a prominent spice flavor from the yeast, a corriander presence, some light fruity esters but not overpowering. The hops are litterally absent but that is not a drawback to the beer. This is a pretty big beer but goes down very easy.
Adam77 (457) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
I don’t know what it is but I’m not a fan of this elf series. Poured amber with white head. Aroma of spice and fruit. Some cherry and cinnamon flavor. Harsh finish.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 6, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours copper with a thin white ring of bubbles. Smells fruity and spicy with some dry malty presence. Tastes sweet and breaddy with some nice spicy elements as the beer warms. A definite keeper.
KornDogg (556) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fruity, dry spice flavor, yet very smooth... wish they would have came out with a 2008 batch... i really hope they try to push this as much as the mad elf... could be a new big seller....
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 15, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Swing-top hand-bottle from MrBendo - thanks, Todd! Man, talk about going above and beyond to hook a trader up. Very impressive copper/garnet color on the pour, with faint carbonation (not still, but just a hint). Very dry yeasty aroma to the fore, with the fruits and malts in the background. Some aromatic stuff like coriander happening in there a bit, with the faintest spice kick, but a slightly too watery finish. Solid stuff, but it’s almost like the beer is reticent about its own personality.