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The Mad Elf Ale

…is delicious.

[quote]Tstud_9 wrote:
…is delicious.[/quote]

Not too sweet? I hate candy beer, but I do like a little bit of fruit, as long as it doesn’t make it sweet.

I wouldn’t describe it as a candy beer, but it is fairly sweet. Definitely taste the cherry. Fairly strong at 11% alcohol too. If you’ve ever had magic hat number 9 and think its too sweet i’d avoid the elf.

Excellent! I love strong beer, whether it’s strong tasting or mixed with lighter notes and fruits.

Also, one of the best beers I’ve EVER HAD—Rochefort Trappistes 10-- I believe its 13%, and no fruit. Just a really, really well balanced taste. Get it. Now.

And a very honorable mention for “The Sixth Glass” by Boulevard Brewing Co. 10.5%, a quadrupel. named in reference to a Hans Christian Anderson story, “The Watchmen of the Tower”.

Comes in a 750 mL bottle. Also pays homage to the Trappist ales of Belgium. God, is it good. Also one of the best beers I’ve ever had. Try them both, pay whatever is necessary to have at least 2 bottles of each to test out.

This is only Christmas time beer?

LOL

Try Tommyknocker Cocoa Porter Winter Warmer.

The taste of beer and cocoa together is awesome.

Also great is Bristol Brewing’s Winter Warlock Oatmeal Stout. Probably my all-time favorite, although I’m not sure whether it’s available outside of CO.

Sounds pretty good king, especially that oatmeal stout. Lancaster brewing company makes an awesome winter warmer as well.

Damn, that looks good. I love buying those variety cases during Christmas and trying out a new one every day after work/school.

[quote]Professor X wrote:
This is only Christmas time beer?

LOL[/quote]

Seriously. This is why I’m not terribly fond of most seasonal beers. (Not that I’m a fucking connoseiur.)

There are just some times I want a guinness. If I had to wait an entire season for it, I’d go nuts. With guinness, I just have to wait for one of my older friends to get off work.

I love seasonal beer.

This one is great, but I think it is rather pricey.

[quote]Aragorn wrote:
Also, one of the best beers I’ve EVER HAD—Rochefort Trappistes 10-- I believe its 13%, and no fruit. Just a really, really well balanced taste. Get it. Now.
[/quote]

I like the way you think, sir. I couldn’t agree more. Have Orval, if you’re into that type of beer.

http://ratebeer.com/beer/orval/835/


Great Lakes Christmas Ale.

OMFG.

http://images.t-nation.com/forum_images/2/c/2c05c-irs1.jpg

Stone Brewery Rocks

http://www.stonebrew.com/index2.php?cmbmonth=10&cmbday=3&cmbyear=1967&image.x=51&image.y=40&image=Go

Stone Brewery definitely rocks. Only tried Arrogant Bastard Ale so far. Very good and strong.

^^

I should say, drink the mad elf with caution. my nose and body are still recovering from elf induced brawling.

[quote]pushmepullme wrote:
Tstud_9 wrote:
…is delicious.

Not too sweet? I hate candy beer, but I do like a little bit of fruit, as long as it doesn’t make it sweet.[/quote]

I recommend Lindemans, a beer among beers!

If you enjoy Christmas beers, La Chouffe makes a really nice one

If any of you are traveling somewhere to visit friends and relatives this season, why not bring a 750ml bottle of Christmas beer instead of wine? It tends to be a real crowd pleaser

[quote]Tstud_9 wrote:
Stone Brewery definitely rocks. Only tried Arrogant Bastard Ale so far. Very good and strong. [/quote]

I’ll third Stone brew. Excellent beer, I will be enjoying a sixer of pale ale this evening to celebrate the end of this semester, and my perfect 3.95 GPA!