Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Spice/Herb ABV: 5% Serving Type: 12 oz Bottle Look: 9 Reddish brown color, small head, light lacing Smell: 8 Pine, ginger, brown sugar Taste: 8.5 Malty, pine, slight spiciness, dry, sweet and minty Mouthfeel: 8 Medium with medium crbonation Drinkability: 8 At 5% it could be a session beer if you like spicy, otherwise it could be a one and done. Overall Score: 8.3 Value: 9 Cost/12 oz serving: $ 1.73 Overall Impression: This brew reminds me of Christmas ale, so it is a good winter beer. I feel like I just quaffed a brew with our founding fathers. I feel the need to fly a kite in a electrical storm now! Save
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Belgian Strong Ale ABV: 11% Serving Type: 12 oz Bottle Look: 8.5 Clear reddish color, hardly any head, spotty lacing Smell: 9 Caramel, malt, cherry candy Taste: 8.5 Cherry, spicy, toffee, candied fruit, cocoa, slight alcohol
Mouthfeel: 8.5 Dry with medium carbonation Drinkability: 8.5 I'm not a big cherry fan; it kind of reminds me of cherry cough syrup, without the medicinal taste. Almost taste like a light cherry brandy. Almost no alcohol taste, and at 11%, this is definitely a one and done. Overall Score: 8.6 Value: 8.5 Cost/12 oz serving: $2.17 Overall Impression: This is Troegs Christmas offering and it is a very unique brew. It's not cheap for the budget conscious, but it is worth a try. After sipping this Mad Elf, Mikey is one happy Elf! Save Save
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Belgian Ale State/Country: New York ABV: 7.5 ServingType: 12 oz Bottle Look: 8 Deep chocolate color, fizzy head that dissipates quick, good lacing Smell: 8 Brown sugar, alcohol, wood, slight banana Taste: 7.5 Cola, spice, burnt toast, clove, toffee, chocolate, bread, slight banana Mouthfeel: 7 Slightly sticky, carbonated, dry Drinkability: 7 I probably wouldn't drink more than 2 of these in a sitting. Overall Score: 7.5 Value: 9 Cost/12 oz serving: $ 1.43 Overall Impression: This is an OK beer. I'm not running around naked singing “Halleluiah” while I'm drinking it! It didn't hit my “Belgium G Spot”, but it wasn't the worst beer I ever drank. Try it, you might like it.
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Barley Wine State/Country: California ABV: 9.6% Serving Type: 12 0z Bottle Look: 9 Med amber color, big frothy head, sticky lacing Smell: 9 Dried fruit, malt, citrus, wood Taste: 9.5 Brown sugar, caramel, orange, pine, grass, bread, cinnamon, earthy, hoppy, spicy, dates, alcohol Mouthfeel: 9 Creamy, chewy, slight carbonation Drinkability: 10 At 9.6 ABV, it's not the most potent barley wine out there, but that's OK with me, cause I might have another! Overall Score: 9.3 Value: 10 Cost/12 oz serving: $ 2.32 Overall Impression: WOAH! This is one complex beer! It's malty up front and has a nice hoppy finish, but there is so much going on here! This is one beer that makes me wish winter would never end! I might have to sneak one of these on a cool summer night!
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Imperial Porter State/Country: New York ABV: 7.2% Serving Type: 12 oz Bottle Look: 9 Coffee color, tan head, nice lacing Smell: 9 Coffee, brown sugar, smoke Taste: 8.5 Coffee, chocolate, cinnamon, burnt toast, chocolate, dark bread Mouthfeel: 8.5 Dry, slight carbonation Drinkability: 8.5 The 7.2% ABV is well hidden. About 2 and out for me Overall Score: 8.5 Value: 10 Cost/12 oz serving: $ 1.55 Overall Impression: This is a solid porter. If you like the style, you won't be disappointed!
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Doppelbock ABV: 7.9% Serving Type: 12 oz Bottle Look: 10 Deep amber color, fluffy head that dissipates quick, good lacing, a beauty Smell: 9 Malty, sweet, bready, nutty Taste: 9 Caramel, roasted nuts, dark fruit, slight alcohol,
Mouthfeel: 9 Slightly dry, doughy Drinkability: 9.5 Yum in the tum! This one goes down easy! Mortalz should be aware of the ABV Overall Score: 9.3 Value: 8 Cost/12 oz serving: $ 1.96 Overall Impression: This is a damn good beer! This is the only style of Lager that I really like and it didn't disappoint! I gave it a lower value score because there is another Doppelbock that I will review that is less money. That said, this beer is worth looking for.
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: IPA State/Country: Georgia ABV: 7.2% Serving Type: 12 oz Bottle Look: 9 Medium amber color, big fluffy head, good lacing Smell: 8.5 Grapefruit, pine, bread, honey Taste: 9 Citrus, pine, grass, toast, woody,spicy with a sweet finish Mouthfeel: 8.5 Creamy and sticky Drinkability: 9 This is a refreshing beer! Definitely a session beer for me. Overall Score: 8.8 Value: 9 Cost/12 oz serving: $ 1.52 Overall Impression: This is a solid IPA. I liked it better than the Rye Pale Ale. The picture on the label reminds me of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! And just like the comic, this beer kicks ass!
Reviewed By: Herr Mike Style: Imperial Amber ABV: 7.5% Serving Type: 12 oz Bottle Look: 10 Nice orangey amber color, the head just doesn't quit! , nice lacing Smell: 8 Hoppy, citrusy, yeasty Taste: 9 Hoppy, tangerine, some pine,malty, grass, cracker
Mouthfeel: 8 Medium thickness and carbonation Drinkability: 10 This is a beer I drink as a break from the malty winter beers Overall Score: 9 Value: 9 Cost/12 oz serving: $1.96 Overall Impression: Troegs is one of my favorite brewers and this does not disappoint! Almost an IPA. A good step up hoppy beer for a newbie.