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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Our first bottled seasonal beer, this Belgian ale has a spicy aroma and deep caramel flavors to balance the slightly sweet finish. Mercy will be available in 4 packs this November around Thanksgiving. We’re making just 600 cases, with a few kegs available to Madison area bars, including the Ale Asylum taproom. At 9.5% abv., Mercy is perfect for warming the body and the soul.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4441) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 22, 2011
Draft at Old Fashioned. Filtered amber-orange-brown color. Thin, oily, non head. Sweet, mild, malty aroma. A beastly beer to be served by the pint. Sweet amber malt, fruity vanilla tones. Quite well executed, sort of like an unspiced Belgian Xmas beer. Creamy and drinkable, with some slight alcohol warmth. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cfrancis (2377) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2011
Thanks to secret santa for this. Pours an auburn brown with a thin off white head. Aroma is sweet caramel and small spice. Taste is syrupy, loads of sweet caramel and malt. Nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bradner (91) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2011
12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Not sure what vintage this is. Purchased in Madison, Wisconsin in late January. AROMA: This is different, picking up scents of fruit and peanuts? APPEARANCE: Golden color, minimal head. TASTE: Slightly sweet, bready, fruity (almost like strawberries). I like the after taste on this one, some malt, a little sweet, and banana. PALATE: Medium bodied, creamy texture and the finish is long lasting with bready / banana taste. OVERALL: A decent beer that drinks real well for being 9.5%. There really is not hint of alcohol here.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5721) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2011
Sampled on tap at the brewpub (Madison, WI). Pours a deep dark coppery amber, fire and darkern but relatively transparent. A small whitish head dies to a solid ring, laces ok. Aromas are a touch of spiciness, yeast and pepper with some more cherry, a touch of raspberry, dark toffee and caramel, with a touch of pretzel strangely. Initial is bigger, sweeter, thicker legs with some big caramel, toffee, red fruity cherry, touches of yeasty spice and light floral bitterness into the finish. Maybe a touch of cocoa, but it is fleeting. The red fruit isn’t as invasive as it was on the nose. Sweeter, with a sweet malty body, some lively fruit and yeast characteristics. Not bad, a bit underwhelming as the flavors lose some power, maybe a touch of nuttiness. Their Belgians here kinda run into each other in my book. Ok, a bit uninspiring

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6555) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2011
12 oz. bottle from dbsdelight- thanks again, Dan! Pours a deep-ruby amber color, more golden around the edges and as it gets low, with a tiny eggshell white head. Aroma of sweet malts, Belgian yeast, apples, honey, apricots, plums, and some spice. Flavor of sweet malts, alcohol, honey, apples, spices, Belgian yeast, and plums. Medium-bodied, with medium carbonation and a chewy, boozy mouthfeel. Not bad but not really my thing; I tend to like the hoppy beers from Ale Asylum a lot more.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8491) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2011
Bottle. Pours muddy brown. Nose of sweet candy, candi sugar, bubblegum and toffee. Taste of liquefied gummy bears, candi sugar, sweet candy, caramel malt, bubblegum and juice. Very sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arkurzynski (1526) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 20, 2011
Brown-red-amber with little head and low-level carbonation. Banana, cloves, esters, dough, a bit medicinal. Flavor is gingerbread, spice, yeast. A bit boozy and sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (6221) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Pours clear red with white head, aroma has spice, caramel, and dark fruit. Taste is some burnt notes, caramel, spice, and a sweet finish. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DalzAle (1988) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2010
Bottle shared by cbfobes. Light brown pour, a little carbonation and a slightly malty and sweet aroma. Flavor is malty, spicy and a little white pepper.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
spilledpint (346) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2010
Notes from 12/25/2010 12 oz. bottle Ar: Honey fig, date. Aroma is slightly muted, but nice. Ap: Snifter served at 55’F. Deep red-amber, small light tan head. A bit of lace. T: Sweet pit fruit maltiness. Lightly tannic, good bit of hop bittering is welcome, but there is a slight metallic note on the finish. P: Medium carbonation, sticky, medium-thick body. O: This needs some time to settle. The flavors tend to contrast rather than compliment. It’s not bad, and overall is another solid offering from a very good young brewery.


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