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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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 craft beer outlet from mid-November through January-ish.


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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
Pours a moderately dark brown with some rusty red highlights. Has a tan head that brings just a tad of lacing with it. Nose brigs some orange peel, caramel, dark fruits, and a bit of a generic yeast characteristic. Taste is similar but adds in a good dose of alcohol heat which turns into a bit too much, affecting the mouthfeel quite a bit. Drinks okay, but not something I need a whole bottle of. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-01-2010

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbfobes (2349) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 24, 2010
#400 rating! On tap at Ale Asylum, this was a 2009 aged for a year that was released for one night at Ale Asylum, pours a clear amber with thin head, aroma is of suble fruit and booze with spices, flavor is of nutmeg with other spices and a caramel afertaste, very warming and delicious.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
alassio (73) - USA - NOV 2, 2010
I remember having mixed feelings about this one last year, but this year’s version, despite a nice bit of caramel and prune/raisin, basically tastes like steel and soap. With a bit of salt. Fizzy, unsatisfying mouthfeel - - particularly disappointing for something purportedly in a Belgian style. At least the 9.5% ABV is subtle. Otherwise, a clinically austere beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcox90 (1590) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 2, 2010
12 oz bottle courtesy of Secret Santa, Summer 2010. Amber pour with a small off white head and no lace. Sweet brown sugar and honey aroma with a moderate sticky palate. Flavor is sweet malt with mild spices. Light hop presence. Tasty and enjoyable.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
nickd717 (3577) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 25, 2010
12oz bottle. Pours a cloudy amber color with a white head that leaves some thick bubbly foam. Aroma is a little disturbing. Sulfur mixes with dirty diapers, and beyond that there is some sweet caramel malt. The flavor is sweet malt and cardboardy oxidation, with diaper also coming through in the flavor along with iron and dirt. Some fruity apple and prune presence as well. Boring mouthfeel with soft carbonation and medium body.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5635) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2010
(12oz can thanks to mar) clearish medium orange with no bubbles at all. Nose of candied fruit, cotton candy, alcohol, caramel and raisins. Taste of alcohol, old fruit, apple, caramel with a fruity finish. Decent carbonation, not enjoying the palate finish much though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2010
Thanks to mar for sharing this bottle. This is my first Ale Asylum beer. The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma is sweet oranges with some caramel malt. The flavor is more of the same with the orange and caramel being joined by some Belgian yeast. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (4713) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2010
This poured a reddish brown color with an off white head. Aroma was of candy sugar, some brown sugar, and some yeast. Flavor was a bit sweet, good amount of yeasty belgian notes, but not dark fruits of any kind.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
coharahawk (170) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2010
Tap at brewery. Pours dark brown/red. Lots of sweet, complex dark fruit and malt. Not a lot of EtOH. I got pulled away from my rating to take the tour so I couldn’t finish my notes, and I don’t remember the rest well. I do recall thinking it was a pretty good quad.


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