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Ode To Mercy - Wild Heaven Craft Beers

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BA SCORE
89
very good

215 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 215
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 12.12%
Wants: 12
Gots: 24 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Wild Heaven Craft Beers visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: obireidkenobi on 09-13-2010)
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

ZDePaolo, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of bigfnjoe
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%

Poured from a bottle into a perfect pint

A- pours a brownish shade of transparent, dark amber (so....brown?) with a very hefty two finger white head. It took me a couple of pours to get the whole bottle in the glass because of how robust the head is. Regardless, it's a damn fine looking beer.

S- very nutty aroma....hints of booze too. Pretty good

T- a lot like the nose...the taste is extremely nutty, and the finish is a little sweet. Minor hints of hoppiness in the finish....no booze to speak of. Very tasty

M- body is on the thin side, a little weird for 8.2%...about standard for a brown though

O- looking at the ABV and getting a whiff of booze made me very nervous...I got none of the heat I expected, just a fantastic brown ale. Well done to the guys at Wild Heaven

bigfnjoe, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of xxcarpxx
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

xxcarpxx, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of KajII
3.43/5  rDev -13.4%

[Best served in a Dimpled Mug]

The pour was just a shade light of a clear medium brown with an average sized (1-2 finger) beige creamy head that dissipated slowly into a thin layer of foam creating some really nice lacing.

The aroma was of a dark roasted malt, a mild resin hop and a light leathery yeast with notes of roasted coffee, a bit of nuttiness and a mild hint of wood (oak).

The taste was malty and mildly bitter with a nice dose of coffee at first and then became a tad hoppy with a nice woody alcohol flavor towards the end. The flavor lingered for a good while after the swallow with a nice strong woody coffee flavor left behind on the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was a good medium in body and smooth and creamy in texture with a lively carbonation.

Overall a hoppy/woody Brown Ale that had the coffee and alcohol flavor blending together with everything else rather well.

KajII, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of jaidenjb
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

jaidenjb, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of SuperSpy
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%

A wonderfully clear reddish brown. A decent darker-than-off-white head and plenty of lace.

The aroma is nutty, sweet and toasty, with a hint of earthy hops. Exactly what you expect from a brown ale.

Medium bodied with biscuit, walnuts, a sweet graininess and just enough hops to give it an earthy and semi-dry finish. There is a hint of alcohol toward the end but it comes through in the aftertaste.

Definitely a keeper. The taste is just complex enough to keep you interested and the texture is wonderfully smooth. I definitely recommend this one.

SuperSpy, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of ohtheguilt
3/5  rDev -24.2%

ohtheguilt, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of PittBeerGirl
4/5  rDev +1%

PittBeerGirl, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of agammon
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

agammon, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of kizyle
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

kizyle, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of bonkers
4/5  rDev +1%

bonkers, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of BierBliss
4/5  rDev +1%

BierBliss, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of dowen44
4/5  rDev +1%

dowen44, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of Slikpitt
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Slikpitt, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of Jawn
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%

This beer is red. It's a beautiful red, but it's calling itself brown. I didn't get much of a head from this beer but it's still nice looking. It reeks of nuts and dank... hmmmm. The taste does not deviate much from the smell. Maybe some toasty malts, and the alcohol is definitely masked. I should note the near perfect level of carbonation and the sexy velvet feel in my mouth. Overall this is an alright beer. I favor it highly above their other bottled offering, Invocation. I remember being blown away when this was first released, but this review is a testament to my own tendency to be swayed by local hype. Still, keep it up Wild Heaven! I have yet to try your quad.

Jawn, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1%

gwguest, Dec 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1%

bsuedekum, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of msubulldog25
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%

Another Southern rarity brought to the Northwest by unclejedi. 12 oz. brown bottle, popped and dropped to a standard pint glass.

Label admonishes: 'Serve Your Neighbor'; oops, just served myself only. Brewed & Bottled 'to our exacting specifications' at Thomas Creek Brewery, Greenville, SC.

A: Hmm, as an ale of any sort, this sienna-brown beauty nears a '5'; pretty color, gorgeous and sturdy 1-finger+ head of creamy khaki, healthy carbonation. Superb look, buuuutttt... it's so far short of 'brown'! Even in dim light, it's 'amber'; in strong light, its clear ruddiness would make me categorize this as a 'Red Ale' at best. Huge, goopy globs of foam as lace. A '4.5' reflects a look that is a shade less than 'outstanding'... but just a shade... Overall, a total knockout.

S: A husky, smoky noseful! Boldly nutty, surprising notes of coffee and cocoa/spice.

T: Nutshells. Dark cocoa. Sweet cereal grains. Earthy spices. Man, I enjoy this beer from first taste. A slight metallic flavor, but in the big picture that's OK.

M: Silky smooth! Medium-bodied feel and a slightly powdered mouthfeel. For a 'big beer' (8%+ ABV), this is a sneaky one; alcohol is subtle and feel isn't overly thick. 'Chewy' is a descriptor, but not a bad one whatsoever.

O: A surprise for me ~ what a happy find! Would I drink it again? Absolutely! Nice balance, sturdy body and a

msubulldog25, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of iadler
3.53/5  rDev -10.9%

Bottle poured into snifter.

A- Pours a reddish brown with one finger head that dissipates into a thin cap. Spots of lacing are left behind.

S- Malt forward with notes of brown sugar, toffee, roast malt, bakers chocolate, raisins, nuts, red cherry, peppery spice, subtle citrus hops and a hint of booze.

T- Roasted malt, coffee beans, bakers chocolate, brown sugar, toffee and earthy oak upfront followed by some cherry, orange, raisins and booze.

M- Medium carbonation and body. Fairly smooth with the abv being noticeable, but not terribly boozy. Has a strange bitter and metallic taste at the end.

O- If you are a fan of brown ales with a good amount of roast presence, this one may be for you. Not a bad brown ale, but the strange bitter and metallic taste was distracting.

iadler, Dec 12, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1%

dsauter, Dec 07, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

jophish17, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of Soozy
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%

Pours a nice copper brown, leaves lacing. Smells great. I get a big chocolate malt smell, some caramel. Taste is just straight up malty overall. Fairly well balanced beer, big chocolate and caramel malt up front and a lingering bitterness. I little bit of an almond taste up front. It finishes with a sense of alcohol and a hint of espresso. Let this beer warm up. It went from "ehh" to "wow, that's pretty good" in my glass.

Really good beer, but I think it's just a tad too bitter. Not much at all, but just a lingering bitterness that seems a bit out of place.

I'd definitely buy this again.

Soozy, Dec 03, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1%

heyta, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of Chizoad
4/5  rDev +1%

Random find at a restaurant near the Atlanta airport.

Super clear brown/red with a moderate head, little lacing. Looked promising.

Coffee immediately with malt aromas.

Big mix of flavors in this one. Coffee for sure, but a swirl of spiciness, maltiness, slight bitterness for balance. Nothing in there is done perfectly but all of it is still done well. Hard to pigeonhole since it's so complex.

Creamy, medium-heavy body, very enjoyable.

Chizoad, Nov 26, 2011
Ode To Mercy from Wild Heaven Craft Beers
89 out of 100 based on 215 ratings.