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Mercy - Ale Asylum

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BA SCORE
85
very good

123 Ratings
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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.98%
Wants: 17
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
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Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: spointon on 11-30-2008

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.
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3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Fairly translucent orange-tinted chestnut brown in color. Forms a decent sized tannish colored head, but it quickly reduces to nothing but a thin ring around the edge. No lacing.

S: The aroma is sweet and malty, with hints of vanilla, fruits, and spice.

T: Wow. This is a seriously sweet beer, almost candy sweet. Actually, not almost - this beer IS candy sweet. Lots of sweet malts, with malty fruits, berries, and a flavor reminiscent of Fruit Loops. There is a little citrus in the mix as well, but it's not a hoppy citrus flavor. Rather it tastes like orange flavored Gatorade or that cheap orange juice from concentrate. Quick finish.

M: Medium in body, but just feels thin for the style. Lower carbonation and a very mild bitterness.

O: There just seems to be something off about this beer. It's certainly drinkable and it's not that's its a bad beer - it's not - it's just that something seems out of place. I'll admit I don't care for sweetness much and this is a very sweet beer. Got through the bottle just fine, but couldn't see having another.

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3.28/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

120z bottle that I received as an extra, pour right out of the box it was packed in,into a tulip.

A- Heavy amber color with cloudy characteristics and a foamy khaki head generated by a prompt pour. The head disipates to a 1/4 inch foam that holds like a bubble bath.

S- Dark fruit, molasses and Belgium spice from the yeast. I get some booze, sweet caramel, banana bread and biscuit as well.

T- Lots of sweet flavors with a smooth alcohol burn at the finish. I get dark fruit, dark cherries, banana, biscuit and sugar water (simple syrup). Little to much sweet for me.

M- Heavy. Lots going on, carbonation is good for the style. The lingering booze at the end is a little to much. One I enjoyed but not what i love in a beer.

O- A decent strong. Not my favorite style but I feel this one is done in the opposite fashion of the strong ales you see out west which have a much heavier hop present. This was just a little to sweet for me.

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12oz bottle.

Pours a cloudy amber color with a white head that leaves some thick bubbly foam.

Aroma is a little disturbing. Sulfur mixes with dirty diapers, and beyond that there is some sweet caramel malt.

The flavor is sweet malt and cardboardy oxidation, with diaper also coming through in the flavor along with iron and dirt. Some fruity apple and prune presence as well.

Boring mouthfeel with soft carbonation and medium body.

Dude, just no.

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2.99/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle, courtesy of shellac01 (thanks, Mike!) into a perfect pint.

A - Pours a nice translucent amber, with almost no cloudiness at all. Not much head of lacing, and obviously no retention, just a thin ring around the glass that slides down as I drink.

S - When chilled, there's not much and it's very subdued. Some Belgian candied sugar, toffee, caramel. As it warms the dark fruit comes out to play, with plums, raisins, and dates. Maybe a bit like a plum wine. Nice enough.

T - The flavors aren't quite as forward as the elements in the nose, but it's still pleasant. Lots of raisin and dark sugary-ness, and a long, thin caramel finish. Upfront it's very nice, but the finish isn't quite up to the task.

M - I'm used to a fairly full mouthfeel in a BSDA, and this doesn't have it. It's not overly thin, but it could use a boost. Very fine carbonation adds to the effect.

O - Overall this comes across as a somewhat average entry in a field of high-quality competitors. Nice but not necessarily something that I'd go out of my way to seek out.

Mercy from Ale Asylum
85 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.