Who Needs Turtle Doves??

Okay, peeps. Time to talk about my all-time favorite holiday beer: Tröegs Mad Elf! I can’t pretend that this beer isn’t polarizing here at Barley Babes Inc. While I think it should be declared our national beverage, Maddy has been known to gag if she takes too large a sip.

IMG_1837Enjoying a Mad Elf last Christmas. Just look how happy I am…

The Mad Elf is a Belgian Strong Dark Ale, and in my opinion, it tastes just as a winter seasonal should; it’s boozy, a tad spicy, and packs strong dark fruit flavors (particularly cherry). Its 11% ABV is both a blessing and a curse. After only a few sips of Mad Elf you’ll feel warm and fuzzy, but you have to be very careful about how many you drink. (Always beware the mistletoe.)

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If you don’t typically like strong, boozy beers, approach the Mad Elf with caution. Start by splitting one with a friend, or ask for a sample if you find it on draft. As for me, I’d rather have one Mad Elf than two turtle doves any day of the week. 😉 Happy Monday!

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