Advent Beer Calendar 2006: Day 19: The Mad Elf

Tröegs The Mad ElfNot to confuse anybody with a holiday beer that rhymes with Bad Elf (and a controversy, to boot), but today’s pick is Tröegs The Mad Elf. A bottle of this might make you mad, as well! It’s an 11% alcohol ale brewed with honey and cherries, which lend it a ruby red color. I’d wager to say that makes this a pretty unique brew—I don’t know of many high-alcohol beers brewed with fruit like this.

And I’ve been seeing favorable reviews of it lately. Needless to say, I want some of this beer.

On BeerAdvocate it scores 87/100 with 96% of reviewers approving.