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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.7
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2012
On tap at the old brewpub. I always want to pick some of this to age and it is always gone before I do. Big sweet, and boozy, what else do you want?!? :)

4.2
kjbryan (8) - Missouri, USA - AUG 1, 2012 does not count
caramel, chocolate, deep brown color with no head, medium sweetness, thick feel, full body - this is one of my favorite beers from a too overlooked brewery. If you have the chance to try this on tap or in bottles don’t hesitate. Just a bit sweet and not roasty at all, this beer is begging for a snifter.

3.5
dionysus (1486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Bottle pours burnt orange/amber with an off-white head. Aroma shows notes of dried fig, raisin, caramel, and light spice. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of date, clove, and a touch of earth. Overall body is moderate and the finish is a little boozy.

3.6
andyhwcinc (1884) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Enjoyed on tap as part of a sampler at Ale Asylum in Madison, WI. Appearance is a whisky like brown with thin white rim. Aroma light, bit of caramel, little spice, faint. Taste is decent for the style, chewey, light prune, little bit of malt. Seems like a decent amount going on, my friend I went with didn’t like it but since I’ve had the style in other varieties before, I kind of enjoyed it.

3.5
mrjaxson (570) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 12, 2012
A purple-y ale dominated by plums and raisins in the nose and finish. Lightly carbonated and downright chewy once in the mouth, with a pleasant sweetness. Alcohol is well hidden. Enjoyed on draught at the Ale Asylum tap room.

3.6
jlruthven (612) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 8, 2012
On tap at Ale Asylum. Pours into a small goblet a very dark ruby, with scant brown and purple hints. Small off-white head, not much lacing to speak of. Nose is surprisingly muted, but I get candied plums, raw sugar, hint of nutmeg and other spices I can’t quite place. Taste fairly well-integrated, with more dark fruits, more of a raisin presence, Belgian candy, and just a kiss of earthy funk. Lively mouthfeel from the effervescent yeast strain, but gives way to creaminess. Very little alcohol bite. Not bad.

3.7
flatmatt (1563) - Northville, Michigan, USA - JAN 29, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours amber with lots of fine particles and a rather yellowy off-white head. Aroma has lots of cloves, bubble gum, and pear yeast notes, hints at something like caramel. Flavor leads again with yeasty clove, pear, and bubble gum, blending with a strong earthiness, nuttiness, a little toffee perhaps. Pretty tasty.

3.5
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 19, 2012
I’m in a dark bar - cloudy brown, bubbles around the glass edge, should probably clearer & more head. Nice sweet aroma - fruit, alcohol. Flavor mimics aroma -fruit, add some vanilla. Medium body, alcohol in finish. If a grand cry is in the Flanders red family, this needs work to fit the style. However, it is a tasty ale that I will have again.

3.8
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 24, 2011
Poured from 12 oz bottle into my Ommegang glass. Pours a sediment filled deep red with thin white head. Aroma is wonderfully full of belgian dark candi, malty sweetness, and a wee bit of alcohol. Taste is very sweet and full of malt flavors from all over the spectrum. This only continues to reaffirm my belief in Ale Asylum. Can’t wait until they become more widely available.

3.8
brian60625 (746) - Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Taster pour at the Ale Asylum Brewery. It was spicy and malty in a unique, rich bodied way. I enjoyed it and would like to see it offered outside of the brewery more often.


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