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Ale Asylum Mercy Grand Cru

Postby admin » Fri Nov 28, 2008 1:28 pm

Is Mercy from Ale Asylum the best local brew of the year? Perhaps. Robin Shepard notes: "Mercy belies its name with a bold aggressive malty warmth and a take-no-prisoners assault on the taste buds. But available in a mere 600 cases, a handful of tavern accounts and at the Ale Asylum tap room, this beer won’t be here long. Coffey hopes Mercy will last on store shelves until mid-December, but when I checked this past weekend at Star Liquor, nearly a third of its 19 cases were already gone in just four days."
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Re: Ale Asylum Mercy Grand Cru

Postby O.J. » Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:28 pm

One of my favorite beers that Dean ever brewed. An absolute must try for Belgian lovers.
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Re: Ale Asylum Mercy Grand Cru

Postby boston_jeff » Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:33 pm

I will have to try it again. I drink a lot of Belgians and I thought it was meh when I tasted it a couple weeks ago.
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Re: Ale Asylum Mercy Grand Cru

Postby fisticuffs » Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:39 pm

All this back and forth. Is it worth trying? or worth just buying the old stand by best beer on the planet Chimay? At least I know Steve's won't be running out of it.
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Re: Ale Asylum Mercy Grand Cru

Postby chleppr » Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:32 pm

Wow...sipped on one this afternoon. Even though I am an experienced drinker...kicked my ass. I felt like I had finished a six-pack. Great brew.
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Re: Ale Asylum Mercy Grand Cru

Postby rrnate » Wed Dec 03, 2008 9:57 am

Outside of the Ale Asylum Brewery, does anyone know where else this is available?
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Re: Ale Asylum Mercy Grand Cru

Postby chleppr » Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:06 am

I got it at Fuzzy's in Sun Prairie.
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Re: Ale Asylum Mercy Grand Cru

Postby fisticuffs » Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:08 am

I picked up a 4 pack at Steve's last night. I only saw one left in the cooler though. Very nice. I still prefer my Chimay but this one is a little heavier and richer. Chimay can be almost champagne like. I like it. Though there aren't many Belgians that I haven't liked.
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Re: Ale Asylum Mercy Grand Cru

Postby gargantua » Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:17 am

I picked some up at Woodman's West last night. I found it to be quite tasty. Let it warm up a little bit to fully experience the flavors.
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Re: Ale Asylum Mercy Grand Cru- where is it?

Postby Pxn8tr » Sat Dec 06, 2008 3:49 pm

If you go to the Asylum itself, there are Mercy posters listing the places in town that have it on tap (the only 3 I can remember right now are the Malt House, Monroe St Bistro and Brasserie V). If you call them they can confirm where you can buy it in bottles (if it hasn't yet sold out); I know there are more locations than the Madison ones already mentioned (Star, Woodman's East) and I believe there are a few Milwaukee locations as well.
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Re: Ale Asylum Mercy Grand Cru

Postby princessmidwest » Tue Dec 16, 2008 6:48 pm

Had it at Alchemy last week. So good. They had a Christmas Ale from another brewer that was pretty decent too, strong, but with a totally different flavor.
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Re: Ale Asylum Mercy Grand Cru

Postby joey » Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:46 am

i had it at monroe st bistro along-side some delcious mussels....yummmmmm
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Re: Ale Asylum Mercy Grand Cru

Postby Bunny Chow » Sun Jan 04, 2009 4:22 pm

chleppr wrote:I got it at Fuzzy's in Sun Prairie.


Thanks. I picked up a 4pack. They still have a few left.

Seriously, that is one strong brew. I drank three last night and before I knew it, I was hung over this morning.

I think I'll stick to PBR for the rest of the weekend.
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Re: Ale Asylum Mercy Grand Cru

Postby chleppr » Sun Jan 04, 2009 11:37 pm

Wow! Three? I would have been knocked out...and I can hold a few. I think one is about most can handle.
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Re: Ale Asylum Mercy Grand Cru

Postby Bunny Chow » Mon Jan 05, 2009 6:58 pm

chleppr wrote:Wow! Three? I would have been knocked out...and I can hold a few. I think one is about most can handle.



Yea well, not everyone can be Irish.
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