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RATINGS: 1160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.2
N3lson1 (1005) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Drank from a pint glass, poured from a 64 ounce growler. Sweet aroma, sweet taste good abv, good beer.

3.4
demannu (451) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2016 Aroma of sweet honey and cherries. Cherry flavor is somewhat syrupy in flavor, honey impacts the palate more than the flavor. Mouthfeel also has a syrupy quality. Better winter beer than those spiced ales but still not amazing.

3.6
rumproasts (5356) - 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
Hiledd (118) - 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
tsd08460 (1164) - 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
Jow (3923) - 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
brownaler (660) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2015
Faint clove aroma with a gingerbread body raisins and plums finish is oaky.

4.3
Sirmixsomewhat (266) - 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
bigda83 (854) - 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
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.


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