Beer of the Month — Troegs Mad Elf Ale

Troegs Mad Elf Ale -- Beer of the MonthThe Beer of the Month for November is Troegs Mad Elf Ale — while this beer naturally seems like in should be the Beer of the Month for December, I’ve chosen to highlight in a month in advance so that you can actually enjoy it leading up to the holidays. The beer is brewed by the Troegs Brewing company out of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Thank you to a Mr. Timothy Eckert for the recommendation.

So the details: At 11% abv, this beer is strong and guaranteed to keep you warm this winter. It falls under the festive, fruity beers category (which I typically despise), but this one is pretty damn good and is in the spirit of the season (Christmas rules). The beer is dark red in color and has flavors of “cherry, honey, and chocolate malts.” That sounds about right to me. Check it out right after the spiked eggnog.

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16 responses to “Beer of the Month — Troegs Mad Elf Ale

  1. Teck

    great beer…glad you liked it. I drank quite a few on Turkey Day…made the day that much more exciting

  2. Kevin Youkillis

    I must admit I have never had Mad ELf, but only hear good things.. I think the price always turned me off (its like 16 bucks for a 6 pack around here).. but its something I have to try
    If your looking for a great new TV show check out BrewMasters on Discovery Channel, Mondays @ 10. It follows the owner of Dog Fish head while he makes his regular seasonal ales and also goes to different countries to find crazy ingredients to make some very interesting beers.

  3. A. Rab Money

    Troegs is a good brewery and the Mad Elf is a must try for drinkers who enjoy craft beers. One question I have on your review is how exactly does one taste “dark red in flavor”? I can see dark red in color, but the taste is quite malty and a sweet as well.

    I have heard the show is good, and the head brewer for Dogfish Head knows beer very well, and they are one of the craft breweries that makes a selection of popular beers, along with quite a few unique beers where they try different things not traditionally done. I heard the next episode is actually about using spit, yes thats human saliva, in a brew. It has something to do with enzymes of saliva helping to break down yeasts, or something of that nature. Should be interesting to see.

  4. Alan Weeks

    I think I know that elf.

  5. Teck

    i told you about that show a couple weeks ago

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