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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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (6151) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (6189) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (5772) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
17thfloor (2443) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (7870) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wetherel (1863) - Cupertino, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6599) - 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...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelgianBeerGal (3723) - 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.

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