Ode To Mercy | Wild Heaven Beer

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Ode To MercyOde To Mercy

Brewed by:
Wild Heaven Beer
Georgia, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by obireidkenobi on 09-13-2010

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Ratings: 286 |  Reviews: 86
Photo of Zach136
4.45/5  rDev +13.2%

Pours a clear hazel, light tan head, excellent lacing. Aroma and flavor are spicy, earthy, fruity coffee notes from the cold brewed coffee up front. Toasty and nutty notes in the background. The roast is very subtle.

One of the most unique and delicious brown ales. Period.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Dudeletter
4.97/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The Best Nighty-Night Beer
Some beers are light, some beers are heavy. This beer needs to be drinkable, sweet and high proof. Needs to be able to end a good meal and be a relaxing end to the day. The Winner is Wild Heaven – Ode to Mercy

Wild Heaven - Ode to Mercy
. This beer is an imperial brown, it is caramel malty sweet and crisp; distinct in both bottles and kegs, the beer is a newcomer, but still a great fixture to the Atlanta Beer scene. It is risky to start with an imperial beer, but they pulled it off.


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Photo of kbuzz
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of kylehay2004
4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: 1.5 finger thick head on a clear deep slightly dull amber body.

S: sweet caramel malts, nuts, with a nice coffee/smokey note and chocolate.

T: booze are more prominent in the flavor than aroma but not overly so. Sweetness provided by chocolate with roasted and smokey malts.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: much more complex than a standard brown and the imperial aspect is a plus and is well applied.

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Photo of steelreserve69
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of kevinjosephlee
4.7/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a glass.

A: Copper / light brown in color with off-whitish head and some lacing

S: Malty-sweet nose with toasty almonds. Light floral and fresh citrus notes from the hops. "Darker malts but short of being overly porter-like" (that is straight from the BJCP Guide, more or less). And this beer nails the style.

T: Chocolate is the first and the persistent flavor. The finish is more like a dark-roasted coffee with the high bitterness of an espresso shot. (The sweetness was just a little too much for me. But what do I know; maybe that high sweetness was necessary to cut the bitterness.)

M: Medium-full body with a molasses as well as dry, resiny impression. Alcohol warmth in the end.

Notes: As far as nailing a style, I don't think I have had a beer in the past year that has done THIS well. Furthermore, I really enjoyed what the brewmaster did with this creation. It was almost like drinking a more complex and rich Irish coffee. Amazing!

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3.55/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Growler from Cumming Beverage and Growler Shop
Cumming, GA

A: reddish amber color when held up to light

S: coffee and brown sugar aroma

T: hints of chocolate with the coffee

M: Light on the palate yet creamy for a darker beer with a higher ABV

O: Fairly complex, good drinking beer, pleasantly surprised for an 8.2% beer, not too much alcohol flavor

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of TheSeeker61
3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a one finger head and can smell the malts and a hint of coffee. The taste is very much like the smell. Malts up front and a hint of coffee in the back. Like the mouthfeel. It's a medium thick. Overall a decent beer. Gets better as it warms. Not a favorite but will have it from time to time.

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Photo of JCaweinstein
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light brown to reddish colored, nice creamy head, one finger with staying power. The beer is clear with a moderate amount of carbonation.
The aroma is strong. I like that I don't have to work hard to pick I up. It smells very sweet, like caramel, honey, it's almost like a dessert.
Malty sweetness, a little more sweet than I usually like, caramel, toast, and wood. The caramel like sweetness is the biggest flavor here however I enjoy the flavor complexity.
Crisp and sweet right away, the flavors change nicely as it warms but I'm left with a cloyingly sweet aftertaste.
I love everything about this beer except for the aftertaste. It smells good and has good flavors and is decent to look at. I would buy this beer again.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a Russian River Belgian Stemmed Glass

A: Poured a clear dark amber with a nice light tan head that faded to a layer and left some lacing on the glass.

S: The nose starts with a big malty sweet aroma as well as a pecan smell. There were some sweet brown sugar aroma in there as well.

T: The taste is a nice balance of sweet and slightly earthy flavors. It started with sweet caramel and moved on to a bit of hops along with a roasted malt flavor. The hops are actually more prominent than the nose led on.

M: The feel is very creamy and medium bodied.

O: This Imperial Brown ale is one of the better I've tried, would purchase again.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Ode To Mercy from Wild Heaven Beer
3.93 out of 5 based on 286 ratings.
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