Welcome fellow readers. I am here to share with you one of the joys of the holiday seasons. Ahh, yes, they are here, the holiday specialties. One of my specialties that I look forward too is Mad Elf by Tröegs Brewing Company.
This beer is like a kick in the teeth with a little extra kick for good measure. Well what would that kick be? That kick would be a beer with 11% alcohol by volume. Now that by its self would not make me write about the said beer. That means I would be a lush, which can be up for debate, but not now. As I am not a beer connoisseur I will not tell you the fruitiness of the bouquet. I will use the quote from their page, www.troegs.com/mad_elf.htm.
The Mad Elf, a cheerful creation to warm your heart and enlighten your tongue. 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 pleasant character of this intriguing yet delicious Ale. The Mad Elf, a jolly and delicious beer for the Holidays.
All I can say is YUM, also I have heard it burns like hell if you get it in your eye.
Here is some more info from their page.
- Alcohol by Volume: 11% alcohol by volume
- Hop Bitterness (IBU's) : 15
- Color (SRM) : Ruby Red
- Availability: Seasonal, 12 oz. bottles, 1/2 and 1/6 kegs (contact your local retailer to pre-order)
- Malts: Pilsner, Munich, Chocolate
- Hops: Saaz, Hallertau
- Yeast: Spicy Yeast
- Pennsylvania Honey West Coast Cherries