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Ode To Mercy - Wild Heaven Craft Beers

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BA SCORE
88
very good

242 Ratings
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Ratings: 242
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.93%
Wants: 14
Gots: 30 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: obireidkenobi on 09-13-2010

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Photo of womencantsail
1.82/5  rDev -53.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

Thanks again to Bobby...

A: The beer pours a rather dark brown color with a bit of brown to it and a khaki head.

S: Starts off with an intense rubbing alcohol aroma and burnt rubber/tires. Some toasted malt and nuts along with a little bit of chocolate. The beer finishes off with more booze and some chile pepper.

T: Toffee and cherry cough syrup with a definite chile pepper flavor. Slightly spicy, but it's more of the fresh/green pepper flavor. Hints of dark chocolate and strong metallic and booze notes.

M: Medium in body with a medium level of carbonation.

O: Almost as bad as Invocation, but a different sort of bad.

Photo of t0rin0
2/5  rDev -49.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

Photo of BrownNut
2.76/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I was expecting a lot after the other reviews. But it was so not good that I wonder if something was wrong. It smelled vegetal and not in a good way. Tasted vegetal and notably aluminumy. On tap at Burnt Fork BBQ in Decatur, GA. Sent it back.

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2.88/5  rDev -26.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of ATLbeerDog
3.19/5  rDev -19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep dark amber/red very pretty in color, very clear. A quickly dissipating beige head tops the beer. Smells surprisingly weak with not much aroma to begin with. Where’s the malt in the nose? It’s there but really weak.

First sip is super light bodied, very sweet, but so very lightly hopped. Malt is the dominate flavor with some yeast notes adding to the finish. The 8.2% is very well hidden but unfortunately so is the flavor. As it warms a tad more flavor comes thru but not enough to capture my attention.

Photo of BeerDocT
3.2/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance 3.25: Poured out a dark and deep brown. Golden tones around the edges. Good sized head (1/4") quickly faded.

Smell 3.75: Very nice bouquet. Light but intense toasted grains and a big punch of malt along with a pleasing caramel and a light hint of coffee. There is also a deeper hoppiness to the bouquet that, for some reason, seems a little bit off. Not skunky, just a kind of mismatch.

Taste 3.0: Front is slightly sweet with a low-level smokiness and a slight taste of coffee or deeply toasted almonds. Middle features more of the light sweetness along with a strange hop flavor. Almost cheesy. Finish is strange: almost a pooling of sweetness on the palate along with a big malt flavor and some smoke along with this almost unpleasant hop flavor in the background. Aftertaste is short and somewhat dry and I taste that unpleasant hop again. Someone please tell me what this hop is so that I can petition the UN to ban its production.

Mouthfeel: 3.0: I found the carbonation to be a bit off for a beer of this strength (8.20%). A bit too many bubbles. Lower level of carbonation would have been a better reflection of the style.

Overall 3.0: An OK brew. It is quite schizophrenic and I cannot figure out why. The taste is off somehow, as if the brewmaster decided to merge an owl with a bear or something. Nonetheless, the beer is not "bad," but there were certain points while drinking it that I wondered what was going on. Also, the bottle pontificates about using all grains for the brew so to avoid "excess" alcohol. This beer is over 8% ABV! What would they consider "excess"? 9%? Just an all around weird and confusing experience.

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of boudreaux
3.28/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Draft.
A: Poured a dark mahogany with a medium-sized tan head.

S: Fairly weak for such a big beer; roasted malt, a bit of chocolate and nuttiness

T: coffee really came through; a bit of diacetyl; also a touch of deep malt sweetness and roasted flavors

M: Watery; leaves an oily, almost greasy coating on the tongue

D: Great; but for a beer with such an underwhelming mouthfeel, not what I wanted or expected

Probably not my favorite. There are definitely worse ABAs out there, but there are also many better options.

Photo of coreyfmcdonald
3.34/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Amber/brown beer with a light head with great retention on top. Impressive.

S: Slightly burnt coffee smell with slight oxidation smell. Not much else.

T: Very similar to taste with a bit more coffee taste. Also a bit of sweet vanilla.

M: Medium mouthfeel with good carbonation.

O: I feel like this was much better on tap. Either way, this was pretty average.

Photo of drabmuh
3.36/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Shared by Huhzenbendah tonight, thanks Matt. Beer is brown and clear with low carbonation, mild lacing,off white head of small and medium bubbles, looks fine.

Aroma is sweet and boring. Next.

Beer is medium in body and a little smokey, almost tobacco / leather on the palate with this decent bitterness on the end. Interesting how this beer comes together. There is no reason why this beer needs to be above 6%, just to annoy me i suppose, still it isn't great but nothing wrong here, Another smokey / tobacco brown, reminds me of Maduro brown from Cigar city a little.

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Ode To Mercy from Wild Heaven Craft Beers
88 out of 100 based on 242 ratings.