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Ode To Mercy - Wild Heaven Craft Beers

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BA SCORE
88
very good

209 Ratings
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Ratings: 209
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.15%
Wants: 11
Gots: 23 | FT: 1
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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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SuperSpy

Georgia

4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2012 01:48:52 | More by SuperSpy
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ohtheguilt

Georgia

3/5  rDev -24.1%

01-07-2012 03:13:43 | More by ohtheguilt
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PittBeerGirl

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-31-2011 18:35:21 | More by PittBeerGirl
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agammon

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

12-31-2011 02:23:57 | More by agammon
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kizyle

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

12-30-2011 23:51:40 | More by kizyle
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bonkers

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-29-2011 16:18:48 | More by bonkers
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BierBliss

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-22-2011 13:38:49 | More by BierBliss
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dowen44

Georgia

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-22-2011 04:30:26 | More by dowen44
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Slikpitt

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

12-21-2011 22:43:14 | More by Slikpitt
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Jawn

Georgia

3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2011 08:22:22 | More by Jawn
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gwguest

Kansas

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-15-2011 05:22:33 | More by gwguest
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-14-2011 03:42:13 | More by bsuedekum
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msubulldog25

Oregon

3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2011 04:22:51 | More by msubulldog25
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iadler

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2011 04:32:51 | More by iadler
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dsauter

Indiana

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-07-2011 03:41:03 | More by dsauter
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jophish17

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

12-04-2011 18:40:54 | More by jophish17
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Soozy

Tennessee

3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2011 02:23:21 | More by Soozy
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heyta

Georgia

4/5  rDev +1.3%

11-28-2011 21:48:25 | More by heyta
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Chizoad

California

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-26-2011 04:34:54 | More by Chizoad
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chasesitten

Georgia

4/5  rDev +1.3%

11-22-2011 04:38:15 | More by chasesitten
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furthurgone

California

4/5  rDev +1.3%

11-21-2011 04:26:11 | More by furthurgone
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mweso2000

Georgia

4/5  rDev +1.3%

11-20-2011 04:13:41 | More by mweso2000
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ColSanders123

Georgia

5/5  rDev +26.6%

11-15-2011 16:53:19 | More by ColSanders123
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Double06

Georgia

4/5  rDev +1.3%

11-15-2011 04:08:15 | More by Double06
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freduardo

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

11-14-2011 22:01:08 | More by freduardo
Ode To Mercy from Wild Heaven Craft Beers
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