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RATINGS: 1044   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BroncoNation7 (7) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2013 does not count
This is by far the best Winter/Holiday beer IV ever had, at 11% abv it's masked very well with cherries honey and hints of chocolate it certainly brings out the holiday spirit but be carful there's a reason it's called the Mad Elf! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (2248) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2013
Pretty good Christmas beer. Pours a dark reddish brown with a small off white top. Aroma is honey, nutmeg and spice. Taste is fruity, spicy with some residual sweetness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tstamba (289) - Maryland, USA - DEC 25, 2013
From a bomber. Christmas 2013. Pours clear amber with white head. Strong cherry with honey and spice on the nose and palate. Warm boozy finish... Nice! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nasmith003 (46) - Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Malty and spicy aroma with a deep bown color. High ABV punch with enough hoppiness to clean up the palate.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2013
a ruby red pour with a finger of head, kind of hypnotizing purplish hue. a finger of head, not much lacing - but a beautiful color. smells of cherry, chocolate, bready caramel grain bill. the flavor is a bit medicinal.. lots of fruity, wheat bread, toasty, nutty, biscuity.. this is fantastic. full body, medium carbonation.. this hits you pretty hard right away. a heavy, true to the definition of winter warmer, this beer heats you up quick - heavy but delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HoppyScallywag (56) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Very sweet. Honey and cheery is obvious....perhaps molasses as well. Extremely strong at 11% ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
harrymel (1477) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Thanks again to Chaney and Steelerx for setting me up with this as an extra! One for now, one for later! Poured to NB globe. A: Orange amber ale with little to no head. Surface is simply the pinnacle of the beer. Not even edge bubbling. No lacing. Unimpressive. S: Sweet, alcoholic. Reminds me of a malt beverage (as noted on label), but not really getting the honey and cherries as I had hoped...Stand corrected, slight sweetened cherries in the mid point. T: Very alcoholic. Very sweet. Wish I could sense the crastsmanship in this drink. I am having a hard time finishing this one. Wow, I was sent two of these, I will probably send the other out in a trade as an extra if I have space to fill. Horrible. Astringent. M: think, medium carb. Very average. D: This is unlike anything else I’ve had from Troegs: intolerable. I had a hard time finishing this one. Serving type: bottle 02-01-2011

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremugohio (94) - springboro, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Nice beer. Cherry aroma with dark brown pour. Taste is a nice, subtle fruity taste with the cherry standing out. The honey gives this a nice finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrinksAllKinds (14) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Smell is good, beer has a "weird" taste for beer. Not sure if it's because of the other items brewed in it. Beer is ok, taste doesn't interfere with overall enjoyment ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Maltznbelg (5) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2013 does not count
The Mad Elf never disappoints. This year's edition keeps up the strong tradition set by Troegs to produces the best Christmas seasonal. The Elf smacks your palate with honey and cherries. A fruit cornucopia leaving you satisfied. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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