Mercy | Ale Asylum

MercyMercy
BA SCORE
60.1%
Liked This Beer
3.76 w/ 148 ratings
MercyMercy
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ale Asylum
Wisconsin, United States
aleasylum.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / 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.

Added by spointon on 11-30-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,577
Reviews:
62
Ratings:
148
Liked:
89
Avg:
3.76/5
pDev:
13.83%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
18
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 148 |  Reviews: 62
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tasted in a Rastal Teku from a 12 oz bottle on December 28, 2016.

65 characters

Photo of JeffSK
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wgkutz
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.49/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Taste: raisin, dark Cherries, not real tart, boozy, semi sweet malt notes. Fruit cake, herbal, and alcohol nose. Copper color, clear, average head and lace. Medium body. Smoother than I thought it would be.

 206 characters

Photo of Vyvyan
3.21/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jodio
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tourdot
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of scaliasux
3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

L - Medium-dark amber brown. Appears more or less opaque. Thin off-white head.

S - Rich caramel malts. Sweet toffee, dark fruit, spice.

T - Quite rich and malty. Sweet and bready with a powerful fruitiness and noticeable alcohol. Bread, spice, toffee, fig.

 262 characters

Photo of Kon_Doc-08
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am a little biest when it comes to Ale Asylum because they are one of my favorite brews. I love there strog aprotch at making a beer that stands out with a strong flavor that really bites the tungue but is very enjoyable at the same time. Mercy is no exception. With a great hoppy taste a smell and a nice rich golden color. Very surprised to find out that it has a AVB of a 10 and still have the smoothness that you look for in a drinking beer. A must try for sure.

 468 characters

Photo of eldoctorador
2.75/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of italianstallion
3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of einman
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwc215
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed on the same date as the freshness date - 05/19/15:

Pours copper with a thin lasting off-white head. Traiing lace slides down the glass.

The smell is of dark and tropical (banana) fruits with caramel and peppery alcohol.

The taste is sweet - caramel with restrained banana and some dark fruit. Lingering pepper from the alcohol in the finish.

A bit sticky and slightly raw. Carbonation hovers around medium. Caramel and booze linger.

While I didn't find it to be the most complex of the style - the caramel and booze are strong - there's enough to keep it interesting. A slow sipper.

 596 characters

Photo of green_plastic
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BT_Bobandy
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pkkosmatka
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stevedore
3.56/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle. Best by 5/16/2015. Served in a snifter glass 3/19/2015.

A- Dark brown-reddish body, two finger thick white head with strong staying power, nice rings of lacing left over.

S- Sweet toffee and caramel, Belgian yeast esters, mild black pepper. Not much else, it smells quite sweet.

F- It also tastes quite sweet, but nicely balanced between the yeast esters, peppers versus the toffee and caramel. It has a mild dried seaweed like flavour on the finish. I've never quite learned what that flavour is, but it tastes an awful lot like the dried seaweed used to make sushi handrolls. That seems to disappear more as it warms up allowing more dark fruit to show up.

M- Medium bodied, smooth and velvety. Nice body on this one. Decent estery finish on this one.

O- Nowhere near my favourite as far as beers from Ale Asylum go. I think they should move away from trying to do interpretations on Belgian styles (is it going to ever be any better than the stuff on the Belgian import shelf?) and just focus on doing great, unique tastes on various American styles.

 1,071 characters

Photo of invalid665
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of twb0392
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Phoodcritic
4.06/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of deebo
2/5  rDev -46.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Missing a good Belgian yeast character. Too bitter throughout.

62 characters

Photo of Dovers
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of circuitmonkey
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Mercy from Ale Asylum
Beer rating: 60.1% out of 100 with 148 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.