23 Dec 2013

Merry Christmas with a Tröegs Mad Elf

Author: Gile | Filed under: Beer Reviews

Troegs Mad Elf

Name: Mad Elf Ale

Brewery: Tröegs

Overall Rating: Bad Ass!

Style: Belgian Dark Strong

Serving Style: Bottle 12oz

ABV: A bold 11%

Getting into the Christmas Spirit with the Mad Elf from Tröegs out of Hershey Pennsylvania; yes, the same town where Hershey chocolate is made. Most beers you come across, this one came across me via a co-worker that was traveling home and she sought out the Mad Elf with intentions on bringing it back to Sunny California. I’m glad I made the short list of recipients on this as it is my understanding that they do not distribute this one out here, so this is an extra special treat! 

With the beer, my fellow beer connoisseur provided me with the pouring guidelines aka How to Release Your Inner Elf:
“Hold Chalice &  pour the Med Elf into the bottom center of the glass to create a 2-3 inch robust head. This aggressive pour best releases the Mad Elf’s cherry aroma & distinctive spicy yeast.”

I’m going to full heartedly agree with the brewers on this one. I gave her an aggressive pour into my trusty Chalice and have been rewarded with one beautiful Christmas Ale. Wish I could get this one locally as I wouldn’t mind tossing a case of it in the closet to age or just more to enjoy right now! If you can get your hands on this one and you like Belgians, especially the Christmas variety, then I highly encourage you to grab up as much as you can.


Cheers to all and a I hope you are able to find the right brew that puts you into the Holiday Spirit.



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