Ode To Mercy | Wild Heaven Beer

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Ode To MercyOde To Mercy

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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 maximum12
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a four-pack in lovely Norcross, GA during training week. Gotta have something to ward off the damage done to my brain from all that light, airy information. 12 oz. bottle.

Poured into a short, actual glass glass in the hotel (that thar is a mark of falutin' high). Points for a cool label; like the low-hatted strummer. Surprisngly light, looks more like cream cola than a brown, sparely carbonated. Nose of light, sweet malts again belying the brown label, bits of chocolate.

Ode to Mercy morphs on the tongue. Creamier than raw milk right out of the udder, this is a lactose lover's damp-sheet dream. Sweet milk, light roast, oak in the back of the throat. Brown, nutty, malt tang. Hard to detect the alcohol here, this is a beautiful sipper.

Very good beer. I'm not overly partial to browns, but this was a fine example, I'll be coming back to Wild Heaven with tonsils gaping.

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Photo of page101
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of moskal
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of bellce0
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of argock
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown growler into a clear glass goblet. Supplied by my good friend Erinn at our annual get-together.

A: Murky brown with 1-2 finger light beige head with good retention and ample lacing.

S: Malty without a doubt with earthy, herbal hopping and sweet caramel/coffee notes meeting a light sourness

T: The dark robust maltiness is substantial and has a good balance of breadiness, roast, and additional coffee and dark chocolate mocha. THe hops are background and herbal-earthy in character. Alcohol is very well-hidden with only a hint of woodiness.

M: The feel is silky smooth with the alcohol far in the background and the carbonation low-medium.

O: A really good imperial brown ale -- impressive in its complexity with the alcohol way in the back and the dark maltiness taking center stage. Great beer and I look forward to others this weekend.

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Photo of jmbraxton
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of AlCzerik
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of Stalgondo
5/5  rDev +27.2%

Photo of cgise22
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of GregSVT
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a snifter

A: Pours a clear dark amber with a nice light tan head that fades to a layer and leaves some lacing on the glass.

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

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

M: The feel is very creamy and medium bodied.

O: One of the better brown ales I've had but about par for the style.

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Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of poopsmitherson
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of baerb69
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of dwesh
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of ltdantheman
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Photo of brentk56
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a glisteningly clear copper color with a nice head that leaves quite a bit of lacing behind

Smell: Caramel, nuts, pears and cocoa

Taste: Caramel and nuts with a hint of cocoa; gets a bit boozy by mid-palate, with a building treacly sweetness that lingers into the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Though I would like to see more balance in the finish, this is an appealing imperial for those who don't mind a malty, nutty ale

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Photo of khargro2
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Photo of lnashsig
4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Many thanks to Ahlthe3rd for the chance to taste this. Second offering from Wild Heaven I have tried, the first was very good. Poured from bottle into Brooklyn tulip. Pour appearance is a little surprising- transparent light brown color. Not what I was expecting (would expect a much darker and cloudy color). Really nice fluffy off white head with superior retention. 30 mins later it is still there. Smell- cocoa, nutty roastiness, espresso. Very creamy body. Taste- the cocoa hits the front of the tongue, roast with espresso beans on the back of the palate. Super rich and creamy. This is a really nice beer, I would have it again for sure.

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of bigfnjoe
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a perfect pint

A- pours a brownish shade of transparent, dark amber (so....brown?) with a very hefty two finger white head. It took me a couple of pours to get the whole bottle in the glass because of how robust the head is. Regardless, it's a damn fine looking beer.

S- very nutty aroma....hints of booze too. Pretty good

T- a lot like the nose...the taste is extremely nutty, and the finish is a little sweet. Minor hints of hoppiness in the finish....no booze to speak of. Very tasty

M- body is on the thin side, a little weird for 8.2%...about standard for a brown though

O- looking at the ABV and getting a whiff of booze made me very nervous...I got none of the heat I expected, just a fantastic brown ale. Well done to the guys at Wild Heaven

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of xxcarpxx
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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