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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (10041) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 23, 2009
Pours a nice copper/amberish color with a small head. Sweet malt and fruit dominate the aromas. Flavor is of Sweet malts that transforms into a dark fruit/cherry flavors. Some alcohol flavor lingers as the bitter hops finish. Very good brew!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 17, 2009
Pours mahogany with a tan head. Smells of raisins, caramel, some sweet molasses. Tastes sweet and cloying with some fruity elements.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2009
Bottled. An amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has strong notes of malt, medium notes of caramel, and light notes of spices. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of malt and medium notes of caramel, leaing to a dry alcohol finish. The alcohol burns lightly on the palate. Thanks CaptainCougar for coming to Denmark and sharing this.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theis (14083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2009
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks to CaptainCougar. Clear dark amber - white head. Caramel, toffee, alcoholic, sharpness, soapy, licorice, candy, sharpness, metallic, fruity. Unbalanced - not impressive.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (33727) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2009
12 fl oz bottle, courtesy of CaptainCougar. Pours clear and golden orange to hazzlenut brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is mild metallic, light overripe fruity note. Sweet fruity, dark caramelish and mild metallic note. Dark and dry caramel malty lingering finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2009
Clear amber with a medium beige head. Sweet aroma with toasted malt, caramel adn toffee. Sweet flavour with toasted malt, caramel, hops and overripe fruits.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2009
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of CaptainCougar. Clear amber golden with a rough, off-white head. Intense aroma of caramel, overripe fruit and alcohol. Full-bodied, overripe fruit and caramel with a vague yeasty edge - a fishy touch. The alcohol in the finish is a bit overdone. 300809

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 29, 2009
Bottle. Poured a clear dark orange color. The head was thin and off white. Smelled of black pepper, raisin, hay, and molasses. Medium bodied and spicy with a light warming alcohol effect. Slightly sweet with dried fruits, spices, and alcohol, toffee flavors. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6364) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 23, 2009
Bottle and served in my Ommegang tulip: Reddish amber with a fading head and spotty lace. The aroma has notes of herbal and grassy hops, some corriander, caramel and fruity esters of plum, apricot, and apples. The taste is sweeter malt and fruits with a light handed bitterness and spicy tone, some yeasty notes and a hint of mineral water. The mouth feel is thinner than expected for the style but on the same note is is lively and aggressive which cuts the sweetness so sometimes the unexpected is welcomed. As it warmed this beer became more and more drinkable, a solid Belgian Strong but I question the whole Abt/Quad placement.

I bought this bottle at Riley’s on 7 August 2009 as well, so my moment in time is vastly better than the previous rater, BeerBelcher.


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