Mercy | Ale Asylum

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148 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
148
Reviews:
62
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
14.25%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
18
For Trade:
1
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4.5/5  rDev +21%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Eaglefan344
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Ri0
3.66/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured 12oz bottle into chalice.

A - Cinnamon brown and dark amber with almost no head. A few spots of lacing.

S - Belgian yeast, caramel, honey toast. A bit of spice and cinnamon.

T - Belgian yeast, plenty of spice and a hint of cinnamon. Brown sugar, caramel, and honey toast make up the sweetness.

M - Light mouthfeel, not as smooth as I expected.

0 - A decent beer, but nothing spectacular. This is what I would consider a decent holiday beer. Not an spiced up winter warmer.

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Photo of egrace84
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of npendres
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Duff27
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of morimech
3.54/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear crimson color with a thin head that quickly settled to a thin film. Moderate amount of spotty lacing is left down the glass. A bit of a letdown looks wise.

Good Belgian aroma. A lot of fruity notes with a distinct vinous quality. Could pass itself off as an actual dark ale from Belgium.

Unfortunately the flavor does not live up to expectations. It is a little heavy on the phenols which distracts from the ester qualities of the yeast. Some dark fruit and caramel notes but finishes a little astringent.

Does not feel anywhere near 9.5% ABV. Feels much lighter than that and is a little harshly carbonated.

Has some good qualities and is almost there, but there is some flaws in the flavor and carbonation. Probably a beer that would benefit from bottle conditioning.

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Photo of SafeAtFirst
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of martyl1000
4.14/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Light brown pour into a tulip glass, with an off-white fluffy creamy head.

Banana taffy hits the nose first, plus booze and rye bread.

Not very complex in the mouth. Caramel malt, honey, and fruit-cake sweetness. Some indeterminate spice. Stone fruit presence, dried fruit, prune, date. Alcohol wafts on the breath in a lilting brightness, keeping things refreshing.

Medium-full bodied, creaminess, cut by med-high carbonation. Lovely mouthfeel. Serious body but still crisp.

It doesn't measure up to Gulden Draak or La Terrible or Brasserie des Rocs. But at $12 a six pack, it's perfectly serviceable, even pleasurable.

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Photo of jegross2
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of williamjbauer
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of MaxT
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Sparky44
4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of TX-Badger
4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

Photo of panders07
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of jcmittag
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Mercy from Ale Asylum
3.72 out of 5 based on 148 ratings.
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