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RATINGS: 107   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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3.5
jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Pours amber with minimal off white head. Aroma is spicy and sweet with notes of banana and clove. The taste is moderate to heavy sweet with boozy notes near the finish. Oily with medium carbonation and body. Well rounded beer.

4.1
kkleu357 (640) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Sweet smelling. Banana smell. Medium orange in color. Lots if flavor. Hints if banana with a rich caramel yeast flavor. Really tasty. Slightly expensive at $12 a sixer, but worth it. Buy it before its gone.

3.7
MrPickles (571) - 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 (1886) - 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 (624) - .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 (1621) - 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.


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