Ode To Mercy | Wild Heaven Beer

Ode To MercyOde To Mercy
BA SCORE
78.7%
Liked This Beer
3.96 w/ 286 ratings
Ode To MercyOde To Mercy
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wild Heaven Beer
Georgia, United States
wildheavencraftbeers.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by obireidkenobi on 09-13-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,288
Reviews:
86
Ratings:
286
Liked:
225
Avg:
3.96/5
pDev:
11.62%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
59
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of womencantsail
1.82/5  rDev -54%
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.

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2/5  rDev -49.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

Photo of BrownNut
2.76/5  rDev -30.3%
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 -27.3%

Photo of T_Hass
2.96/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of bongobeer
3.16/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Non of the caramel, toffee or coffee that everyone is raving about? Just bitter, soured fruit? The date was okay, so maybe I will try again...

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3.19/5  rDev -19.4%
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.

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Photo of BeerDocT
3.2/5  rDev -19.2%
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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Photo of chinchill
3.24/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle from GA with a June 2015 bottling date.

Pours orange-brown with a tan head of moderate size and durability. A layer of sediment was bonded to the bottom of the bottle. The head leaves a good bit of lace.

Smells like dark bread with notes of hops, roasted nuts, allspice and yeast.

Flavor: medium and dark toasted malts with light hops and some Belgian(?) yeast. Lightly smoky with hints of mild coffee, oak, toffee, booze and dark fruits. Mild bitterness. The aftertaste is quite nutty and a bit odd.

Feel: medium body with moderate carbonation.

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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Ode To Mercy from Wild Heaven Beer
Beer rating: 78.7% out of 100 with 286 ratings
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