Ode To Mercy | Wild Heaven Beer

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286 Ratings
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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:
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Added by obireidkenobi on 09-13-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
286
Reviews:
86
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
11.7%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
58
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 286 |  Reviews: 86
Photo of jhutt
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sd123
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

12 oz. glass poured into my Founders tulip. Thanks to Nordbier for the bottle!

Pretty pour, rich and amber brown with a nice fluffy head. I have had a few underwhelming beers recently, come to think of it, but none that LOOKED bad. Fortunately, this one doesn't disappoint in other aspects. Smell has a surprising amount of bourbon and coffee atomas, with a hint of oakiness and a yeast spiciness. Flavors are right there; I loved, and was surprised by, the big coffee notes up front. These were quickly followed by nuts (walnuts, chestnuts, and pecans), toffee, hints of bourbon, more coffee, vanilla, baker's chocolate, oak, and a herbal hop presence with mint, basil, and slight citrus notes on the back end. Finish is dryish, with more coffee and chocolate dominating. Mouthful is rich and smooth; nicely carbonated for the weight of the beer. This is definitely one to sip and appreciate. Thanks again, Nordbier!

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Photo of JohnBradSC
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Latarnik
3.3/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MonkeyBread
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DuffDaddy
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

four-pack from local liquor store to enjoy in the hotel room in Brunswick.

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Photo of JCMattson
4.32/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bongobeer
3.16/5  rDev -19.6%
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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Photo of ordybill
4.71/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Very nice malt aroma
Appearance- Pours a reddish brown with a small tan colored head.
Taste- A very nice roasted malt flavor, very impressive.
Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation, has a creamy texture that matches the flavor perfectly
Overall- My first Wild Heaven beer, if this is any indication of their other brands they have a good thing going.

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

Photo of Benh777
3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bonesTdog
4.65/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The color defies the depth of flavor in my opinion. Beautiful brown color but still translucent. Light body and fine bubbles in the head. That said, the flavor is full of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and dark fruit with a light hops bite and long fruity finish. The barrel aging gives it that final fantastic layer of flavor and complexity. I am a dedicated stout/porter drinker but I absolutely love this beer. Despite the light body, this may take over as my favorite beer thanks to the incredible complexity and depth of flavors throughout.

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Photo of shane30052
5/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Excellent, High-Quality. Taste is fantastic. If it was higher gravity, I might never drink anything else.

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Photo of IronLion409
4.01/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Brown with a ruby hue. Light tan head.
S- I get a noticeable oak aroma with roasted malts
T - Roasted malts, hints of bread but more wood that finishes with a warm alcohol note
M - Nice balance of carbonation and creaminess
O - Very good. I have had stouts with similar characteristics. Great roasty woody flavors that compliment each other well. The smell really adds to those flavors nicely.

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Photo of justinthegypo
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GallowsThief
4.38/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up this in Savannah. Pourd out of a bottle into a tulip.

A – Ruby brown with nice slightly off white head that produced two fingers of head and had nice lacing.
S – Roasted malts, faint coffee and lactose.
T – Nice and smooth malt flavor up front. Roasty and sweet at the same time. Full flavor of coffee next but not overpowering. Bit of a caramel flavor with toffee. Finishes with just a touch of bitterness that compliments the rest of the flavors. Nice.
M – Nice carbonation, medium bodied, creamy.
O – Impressive imperial brown. Never heard of this brewery before but this is a fantastic job. Great flavors. Wish I picked up a few. Next time I will.

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Photo of ScotB260
4.48/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark Amber with a one finger head that dissipates to a ring. Smells of toasted barley and honey. Taste is fairly malty and agrees with the smell. Overall great low key ale.

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

Photo of jaswilson2
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of cjbeckman
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of reptile3141
3.61/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bareju
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Caramel and roasty malts, quite balanced. Fairly easy drinking. Solid if somewhat undistinguished. I think the carbonation is a bit much, otherwise this could be a go to strong brown ale.

Overall quite good. I'll return to this when in the mood.

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Photo of greg4579
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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