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RATINGS: 98   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.


3.8
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (5034) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark copper with a bit of a pinkish tinge under a very minimal wispy off-white head that ran to a very thin ring. The nose is very focused on the heavy caramel quality with a bit of toffee, some alcohol, and a bit of Belgian yeast influence. As it warms a bit of dark fruitiness comes out. The flavor is similar, lots of caramel, but less on the dark fruits and yeast influence that I want from a Quad. Noticeable but not overbearing alcohol flavor and heat. Clearly an American Quad as opposed to a Westy/Rochefort Abt type of thing. Mouthfeel is very dense and heavy with light soft carbonation. Finishes a bit thinner than I’d like with a a light alcoholic kick. About what I’ve come to expect from most American Quads, too one dimensional and not enough yeast influence.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
17thfloor (2430) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2010
12oz bottle from spring 2009, #2 in our American Quad tasting. Near unclear orange glowing amber with a fine frothy small white head. Aroma similar to an oxidized American barleywine, cotton candy, citrus hops, nutty, bit of alcohol, really seems like a barleywine. Aroma is somewhat similar, very citrusy, a touch yeasty, lightly nutty, smooth alcohol, quite smooth from the age, very citrusy, soft American barley wine finish. Medium bodied, soft fizzy carbonation, somewhat thin. Not really a quad or abt, I can’t even tell which one they were going for here.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2010
Thanks 17thfloor! Pours a deep copper lightly red with a small creamy white head. Aroma started lightly metallic but that dissipated quickly. A strong dark fruit character overtook overlaying a sweet malt and boozy note. There is a bit of a sweet honey, floral notes but the fruitiness continues to prevail. Flavor is much less fruity, the sweetness just goes and goes, honey really coming through. Sadly it loses a lot of the fruitiness that I hoped for. Some spices continue through the finish which hides the booze fairly well. Medium body and a soft carbonation. Not bad, but in a line of quads its not quite up to full par.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (6082) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 15, 2010
On tap (2009) at the brewpub. Pours a super cool red color with a very small off-white head. The aroma is a bit faint, a bit of alcohol with some sweet. The flavor is very sweet like candy sugar with some chocolate in the background and a bit of spices and some dark fruits.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - JAN 7, 2010
Bottle at toncatcher’s 2. Hey! Another quad from WeeHeavy. Yeah! Amber color. Sweetish. A bit of buttery yeastiness. Some banana.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2009
Bottle:   Deep caramel, thin to moderate off-white head, spotty lacing.   Caramel malt nose, a little cardboard and mealiness.   No real dark pitted fruit to speak of.   Mealy maltiness up front, slight caramel sweetness.   This is supposed to be a quad?   Doesn’t work as a Dubbel, nor a Belgian Strong.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Sweet malty mess.   No idea here...


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelgianBeerGal (3201) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2009
Traded bottle. Pours a clear brown/orange colour with no real head. Relatively still pour with just some sporadic bubbles. Pretty busy aroma with caramel malt, chocolate, spicy hops and some candy sugar. Flavour: like a quad mixed with a winter warmer if that makes sense. Just a little naked alcohol in the finish. Pretty true to form for a quad and a pleasant surprise.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2009
12 oz. bottle bought at Riley’s o a recent trip,Pours burnt copper and clear with long lasting small off white head and thin body,with aromas of caramel malts,yeast,hops and spices taste is of the same with a caramel malt sweetness up front followed by friuts and spices with a very minamal hop presence easy drinking would do it again

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (9225) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2009
Amber pour. Aroma is very malty. Lots of caramel, some yeast and honey. Flavor is a total malt bomb with a slight metallic finish. Sweet but not cloying. A VERY light hop finish.


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