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RATINGS: 96   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2009

Name: Mercy Grand Cru
Date: August 03, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Trade
Appearance: clear amber, fine off white head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet and spicy aroma, sweet fruity esters, touch of candy, nice spicyness, light earthyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, candy caramel, balancing spicyness, light earthyness adds a drying effect
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (3744) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2009
Orange in color with a very small off-white head. Aroma is of grain and caramel. Taste is of caramel, malt and booze.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (3010) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2009

12/31/2008: Ale Asylum Mercy Grand Cru... Aroma: Sugary and spicy, soft fruitiness; Belgian-like; definitely strong; hints of something dark and roasty in the background. Appearance: Coppery orange color with a thin beige head; looks heavy and syrupy on the pour; slight haze. Flavor: Sweet toasted malt followed by Belgian-like fruits (peach, apricot, citrus, dates), candi sugar, and subtle spice; fruit leather; strong flavor, but alcohol is not present. Palate: Medium-full body; smooth, slightly syrupy feel in the mouth. Overall: Moderate complexity; well-done; very drinkable; A great beer to just drink and enjoy and not have to think to hard about it!

12 fl. oz. bottle shared by Jason. Thanks! Rating #35 for this beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (3954) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. The look is amber in color with not very much head. The smell is hops, caramel, sweet, malts, and spices. The taste is sweet, sticky, caramel, and malts.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StefanSD (2131) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUN 5, 2009
Bottle at Toncatchers. Thanks to whoever brought this. Amber pour with a small off-white head. The aroma was moderate in strength with assorted fruits and spices. The flavor was sweet and interesting with an odd mix of spices that I can’t pin down at this point in the tasting. The mouthfeel is a bit thin. Overall: Not bad, not great either, but not bad.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 2, 2009
Bottle bought in WI. Sweet candy cinammon spice aroma. Dark amber body with off-white head. Flavor of sticky sugary candy, yeasty bread notes and moderate spice to the flavor also. Thick almost like cough syrup. Although the beer was spicy, sweet and sugary it was acceptable on the palate unlike some other sweet beers that just destroy the palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JUN 2, 2009
12oz from Ughmash, shared at toncatcher’s. Pours orange with a tan head. Nose is sweet, somewhat malty, somewhat cloying. Taste is sweet, malty, overall pretty decent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 31, 2009
Clear amber appearance, thin wispy head. Nose was sweet, veginital, somewhat fruity but with a vomit-like essence to it. Thin mouthfeel, fruity, sugary flavors...thin palate. meh.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (4842) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2009
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. deep amber color with a thin cream head that turns into a ring quite fast. spicy nose with malts and dried fruits. decent thickness with a heavy flavor of spices, ginger and honey with a fruity finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours a cloudy amber/orange with off-white head. Aroma of some malt and citrus. Flavor is malty, fruity, some nice spice. Medium body with medium carbonation. Overall, very tasty!


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