Tröegs Mad Elf

I had a cold almost the whole time I was off helping take care of Evan. Now that I’m over that, I can finally review the beers that have been in my fridge for a couple of weeks, starting with this fine brew.
Deep amber color with a short bubble head that didn’t last or lace. Now that I’m over my cold, I can pick up a whiff of cherry and some alcohol. The taste does have a bit of honey to it (as the label suggests), and that same cherry that was in the smell. The alcohol is pleasantly not overpowering, even at the advertised 11%, leading to a drinkable brew. It adds a touch of bitterness to go with the tart cherry and sweetish honey. Still, the aroma is a big part of this beer, so I’m glad I waited to review it at a time I could savor it.
Overall rating: 3.75