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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Our Belgian-style Grand Cru is a full bodied winter warmer. A slightly spicy aroma and flavors of dark fruit and caramel are harmonious with the classic Belgian-style finish. Part of our seasonal series, Mercy is available on tap and in six packs at your favorite Wisconsin and Illinois craft beer outlet from December through February-ish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
flatmatt (1442) - Northville, Michigan, USA - JAN 29, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours amber with lots of fine particles and a rather yellowy off-white head. Aroma has lots of cloves, bubble gum, and pear yeast notes, hints at something like caramel. Flavor leads again with yeasty clove, pear, and bubble gum, blending with a strong earthiness, nuttiness, a little toffee perhaps. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 19, 2012
I’m in a dark bar - cloudy brown, bubbles around the glass edge, should probably clearer & more head. Nice sweet aroma - fruit, alcohol. Flavor mimics aroma -fruit, add some vanilla. Medium body, alcohol in finish. If a grand cry is in the Flanders red family, this needs work to fit the style. However, it is a tasty ale that I will have again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 24, 2011
Poured from 12 oz bottle into my Ommegang glass. Pours a sediment filled deep red with thin white head. Aroma is wonderfully full of belgian dark candi, malty sweetness, and a wee bit of alcohol. Taste is very sweet and full of malt flavors from all over the spectrum. This only continues to reaffirm my belief in Ale Asylum. Can’t wait until they become more widely available.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brian60625 (746) - Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Taster pour at the Ale Asylum Brewery. It was spicy and malty in a unique, rich bodied way. I enjoyed it and would like to see it offered outside of the brewery more often.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5709) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cfrancis (3063) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (6900) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9255) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (14617) - , 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.

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