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RATINGS: 1138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (4698) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2015
bottle from at least two years ago. Deep golden orange with small head. Big boozy body, reminds me a bit of an old ale. Cherry flavor comes through nicely. Warming, and not too harsh. A sipper, but very nice winter beer.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hiledd (60) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 22, 2015
Cinnamon, aroma, reddish copper, clear color, cherries, honey, and malty flavor, strong alcohol finish, medium body, unique holiday sippin ale ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tsd08460 (613) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Aroma: caramel, alcohol, cherries, dark fruits, yeast Appearance: clear medium amber, tan head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, cherries and spices Palate: medium body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish, Delicious

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (3186) - New York, USA - DEC 18, 2015
Tap at stags head came for 4.5% IPA but that was kicked so grabbed this big fella. Red pour small head pretty. Nose is medicinal cherries. Tastes of cherries, honey, medicine, sweet malt, candy some Christmas spice. Semi sweet non sticky. Booze is hidden. Clean palate touch too medicine on finish though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brownaler (478) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2015
Faint clove aroma with a gingerbread body raisins and plums finish is oaky.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sirmixsomewhat (171) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
Mad Elf is now my favorite winter beer, as it does so much more to stand apart from the rest of the winter ale lineup than anything else I’ve had does. It smells like cherry and honey, which are both included in the brewing (read the label!) and it has a spicy sweetness that feels great on the tongue.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigda83 (728) - Jamestown, New York, USA - DEC 10, 2015
Bottle. Poured a very deep red/brown, clear, and had a bubbly khaki head. Aroma had a Belgian yeast presence, banana, cherry, and some holiday spices. Flavor was banana, cherry, cinnamon, nutmeg, and little chocolate hints in the background. Full body, slick texture, bubbly carbonation, and smooth finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kabonski (40) - - DEC 7, 2015
One of my favorite beers to drink around the holidays. Nice alcohol burn, slight cherry flavor, with a bit of spice to it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Getbetter (1025) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - DEC 7, 2015
From a tap at the Stogie Joe’s . The pour is a red brown. Cherry, nutmeg, medium body.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ctplt777 (451) - - DEC 1, 2015
This is one of the best holiday beers I’ve had. There is so much going on. Aroma is big sweet cherries, honey and malt. There’s also a big raisin and fig aroma. Smells like sitting by a fire on a cold winter night. Took a decent sip and was blown away by sweet cherry, honey, rum soaked raisins/figs and a slight cocoa. Really sweet but not cloying. I like that this is described as an "ale brewed with cherries and honey" and it tastes like cherries and honey. Troegs never fails to amaze me with their awesome beers, and this is perfect for this time of year. Cheers.


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