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RATINGS: 1101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SB (333) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2006 From Bottle, 2005

Poured a nice orangeish color with fast disapating white head. slightly sweet, slightly spiced. Smells and tastes like a belgian to me. The 11% is hidden very well amoung the fruity overtones, cherry, banana, and spices. very nice cherry/honey aftertaste. Easy to drink, like I said I was surprised that it’s 11%. This one is a nice winter warmer. Troegs is quickly becoming one of my favorite brewers. -2007 BOTTLE. Troegs Mad Elf-2007 Dark Orangish pour. Fast dissipating white head. Aroma of Caramel, Belgian yeast, and slight hints of spice. Malt, Belgian yeast, and spices in the flavor. Slightly sweet in the end as it warms up, I was able to detect the cherries in the end as it warmed. Every bit as good as last year. Medium bodied mouthfeel, easy to drink, very smooth for such a high ABV beer. Not able to notice the 11% at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5289) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 20, 2005
Reddish gold, with a foamy head. Faint but pleasent aroma of cherries and white wine. Flavor is cherries, as one might expect, and toast. Nicely sweet, with a dryish, spicy finish. Smells better than it tastes, but still a nice brew. Thanks, Secret Santa!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dopplebock1538 (71) - Sanatoga, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2005
50 bucks......FIFTY BUCKS! What the hell is going on? I don’t see, taste or smell anything in this beer, other then the 11% hangover. Well, it did make me MAD! Total joke. Don’t waste your money.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinnhead (93) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2005
for a flavored beer this is very nice. not overly flavorful but slightly hinted. a great winter treat

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adrian910ss (2377) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2005
Pours an orange amber color with almost no head, a tiny white lacing that fades almost instantly. Tons of hops floating around, which seems to make this unfiltered. Aroma is a combination of sour cherries, honey and a hint of banana. Taste is much the same as the aroma. Sour cherries,honey,banana and malts are present in the taste. Taste almost like a red wine. For 11% the alcohol is very well masked. Good product by Troegs, although rather on the expensive side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - NOV 13, 2005
Pours ruby red with a small, quickly fading off-white head. The aroma is cherry, banana, clove and a touch of honey. Smells like belguim yeast to me. The flavor is very fruity with lots of spice, totally hides the 11%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zathrus13 (1728) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2005
Pours orange/amber, with a small, white head. Aromas are spices, cherries, and some yeast. Flavors are spice, cherries, fruit, and a bit of honey. Goes down easy for being 11%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Illinest (14) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2005
Seasonal, light cherry aroma, sweet, hint of chocalate, moderate malt, medium body, finishes light bitter, alcohol heavy, 50$ per case, we’ve had a few that were slightly skunked. quality control? Nice looking, nice smelling, nice tasting, too expensive to drink regularly, and you can’t get it year-round. Re-rate. We emailed Troegs about the skunked beers and they are going to replace the entire case for us. Can’t say enough nice things about the company.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mephisto (1272) - TAIWAN - NOV 7, 2005
amber hue w/ off white head. aroma of cherry and fruits, a bit sweet, and whoa, 11%. can’t be right. very drinkable for that alcohol level.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - NOV 6, 2005
Bottle. Okay the color of the picture threw me off. A nice brown/amber color. Smells of bananas. A nice malty flavor with a hint of cherry.

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