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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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merlin1124 (1) - Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2004 does not count
The best beer I have ever tasted. Though you must be careful how large a sip you take as it can floor you quickly.

5
bbp182 (255) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2007
The look is very nice! Nice foamy head. Red color. Looks like a red wine. The aromais nice, smooth, and malty. Hints of cherries, and honey. Alcohol is present. I expected the alcohol to overwhelm the rest of the smells but it’s the least noticeable. An amazing accomplishment for an 11 percent alcohol by volume beer. I cannot wait to try this beer. Amazingly smooth, the alcohol is not that present at all! Cherries, honey, and sweet malts are all present and delightful!

5
BillZav (22) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2011
This holiday ale is dark ruby in color, with big cherry notes complimented by chocolate malt and honey with a hint of spices at the finish. The Mad Elf is a smooth, well balanced beer throughout, and the 11% alcohol content is well concealed. Truly one of the better Belgian strong ales around, and a special treat for this time of year. http://www.billysbeerblog.com/2010/12/bri

5
chirality (2) - - NOV 8, 2012 does not count
This bbeer is delicious one of the best beers I’ve had. A great honey taste after I love this one

5
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

5
ktothewizow (4) - - MAY 10, 2017 does not count
Best thing put out by Troegs. One of my favorite beers. Delicious aroma and taste and well priced for its strength. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.9
lmb1958 (3) - USA - MAR 30, 2003 does not count
This is one of the best beers every made. A nice cherry flavor but not overwhelming. A great belgium style beer; I just wish they would bottle it, right now it is seasonal and only on tap.

4.8
vulgarparasite (10) - catasauqua, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2007
I have been drinking this on draght for the past month. Although I have the option of about 120 other fine brews at the pub, I will continue to drink many of these till they’re gone.

4.8
AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2011
Definitely a Christmas ale that one should try no matter what extent they must go to get it! Full of yuletide flavors - cherries, honey, cooking spices. Truly a nightcap brew of nightcap brews! The blends of sweet and spicy flavors are beyond compare. The long-lasting aftertastes of honey and cooking spices are just phenomenal and well worth every effort it takes to get your hands on this excellent brew!

4.8
Wesman (23) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2013
From a 2013 12oz bottle, Pours with a reddish tint. Smell is boozy, cherry and sweet. Tastes is malty, sweet, cherries and some honey and chocolate hints. Really hits at winter and Christmas. I love it. I will put a few down and try over the next few years to see how they mature.


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